Google Search Tips For College Students And Teachers

By Sidharth | Features

How can you use Google Search Engine effectively? What does it take to mine quality links and become a skilled Google searcher?

All you need is some basic training and time to become a better searcher. There are various queries you can use to find quality resources on Google. For instance, if you want Google to reveal only PPT files, simply use this string filetype:ppt along with your keyword. [Example]

Better Google Search Training

If you are a student or a teacher using Google regularly to find relevant resources for your work, and if you are struggling to find them, you are doing it wrong. But let that not dissapoint you as Google is now offering free advanced tips for everyone.

Advanced search tips are offered to guide students find quality sources that can help them in their school and college work. Anyone can go through these lessons and video training to find what they are looking for. Best of all, this training is completely free!

Google Search Lessons Online

Basically the lessons are divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced section. You can start reading these Google Lessons anytime to learn more about Google and how to operate the Search Engine for better search results. The lesson plans are as follows:

  • Picking the right search terms
  • Understanding search results
  • Narrowing a search to get the best results
  • Searching for evidence for research tasks
  • Evaluating credibility of sources

Google Search Video Training

For those who don’t want to go through the lessons, there’s also a live search training video from the Google Search experts explaining essential tips for better searching.

There are 14 videos currently, each of them almost an hour long but they are designed to teach individual more about Google and it is probably the only guide you need to master Google.

Teachers can also use “A Google A Day” challenges to test their search skills.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!