Google’s full-word wildcard

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 14, 2017

Google uses * as a full-word wildcard. That is, if you put an * in a phrase, you will get phrases that have any word in place of the * in the phrase. A stock example for using this is …

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Google Search Tips Infographic

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 30, 2017

You can find google search tips through the google apps links but this Infographic shows you the tricks with the aide of pictures.  The search tips and tricks will improve your results and save you time.

Hat tip to Stephen’s …

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Google Unveils Sharpest-Ever Images of Earth

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 28, 2016

Since yesterday, we’ve been able to enjoy the clearest, most detailed and cloud-free images ever available from Google Earth and the satellite layer in Google Maps.  The new, updated version of Google’s mosaic from the Landsat 8 satellite, launched in …

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Google maps – for the great indoors?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 10, 2016

For those of us who get lost in malls, airports, law libraries?, etc . . .  Google Maps is  moving inside.  Project Tango is Google’s initiative to come in from the cold.  Learn more at CNET News.…

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Tips for searching the deep web

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 6, 2016

Search engines such as Google or Bing cover what is known as the Surface or Visible web.  This is less than 5% of the information that may be found through the web.  There are many databases on the web, but  …

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Google Scholar

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 11, 2016

From the “About” section:  Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online …

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Google: Advanced Search

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 4, 2016

You are all familiar with the basic Google search query, but you can create more sophisticated and focused searches with Google:  Advanced Search.  You will have to use a search query to find it as it does not appear …

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Google Books Challenge Continues

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 5, 2016

As mentioned in a previous post, free public access to the snippets of copyrighted books in Google Books is still legal, due to a recent decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  However, the Google Books copyright challenge …

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Google Books: Still Legal

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 20, 2015

Last Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an earlier district court decision upholding Google’s right to scan millions of books from libraries and present “snippets” of them, along with book purchase information, at its Google

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How well do you google?

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 21, 2015

You can get better results from Google is you use search operators.

When you use a dash before a word or site, it excludes sites with that info from your results.

When you put a word or phrase in quotes, …

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