Building Research Tools with Google For Dummies

Building Research Tools with Google For Dummies

Harold Davis

Language: English

Pages: 366

ISBN: 076457809X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Google—a funny name for a fabulous tool. You’ve already used it to look up all sorts of information on the Web almost instantly. Now what if you could use its amazing abilities to turbo-charge your research on a grand scale?

Building Research Tools With Google For Dummies can help you do just that. In plain English, it shows you easy ways to:

  • Ask Google exactly what you want to know
  • Determine whether what you need can actually be found through Google, and where to look if the answer is “no”
  • Improve your research results
  • Present your findings in a way that makes sense
  • Write your own specialized search applications—if you want to

To get the most from Google, you need to understand Google. Building Research Tools With Google For Dummies explains how Google works and how you can build more effective queries (hint: it’s a lot more than just using the “Advanced Search” techniques!) It even shows you how to think like a researcher and how to package the results of your research so it means something to your audience. You’ll be able to:

  • Understand Google research techniques and use the custom search-related syntax
  • Recognize Google’s strengths—and limitations
  • Target your search by using Google operators
  • Use Google to research photos, or even an entire industry
  • Improve the effectiveness of your results by understanding Google’s comparative methodology
  • Build custom tools using WDSL and Web Services

You don’t have to become a programmer to use Google, but if you know a little about software development and want to explore new, more focused search techniques, Building Research Tools With Google For Dummies has a section just for you. It introduces you to the Google API, shows you how to download a developer key, and leads you through building a C# .Net Google application. On the companion Web site, you’ll find the source code and software discussed in the book as well as links to lots of other resources for researchers. Before you know it, you’ll be Googling your way to research success!

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Whatever you do, may your journey be a good one. And, by the way, drop me a line from time to time and let me know how it’s going. I can’t promise to answer every e-mail, but I would be glad to hear from you at the special e-mail address I have set up for this book: research_google@ TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine ! Part I Getting Started with Google Research TEAM LinG - Live, Informative, Non-cost and Genuine ! P In this part. . . ity the researchers of.

Window, which is a great tool for refining your searches, in Chapter 4. In addition to the Google Advanced Search window, here are some other hidden parts of Google that provide valuable information and/or tools for researchers: ߜ Google Answers: Google Answers is a service that allows users to name their own price to get research questions answered. Browsing questions and answers is free — and very informative — but you need a Google account to post a question. You can open Google Answers at.

Example, if you are based in Greece, you might want to use the Greek version of Google,, for your searches rather than the default 7. Click the Next button to complete the installation process. Want the functionality of the Google Toolbar outside of a Web browser? Download the Google Deskbar from The Deskbar lets you search with Google right from your Windows taskbar. Getting to know all the parts of the Google Toolbar The Google Toolbar is.

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