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When a journalist gets their first job, or switches role to a new area or specialism, they need to quickly work out where to find useful leads. This often involves the use of feeds, email alerts, and social networks. In this post I’m going to explain a range of search techniques for finding useful...
Remember when campus police officers pepper-sprayed student protesters at the University of California, Davis, in 2011? Of course you do: A viral image of the incident spread like wildfire online, and a quick Google search turns up plenty of articles criticizing the police and administrative respons...
  • Monday, 15 August 2016 22:09
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TRUNCATION AND WILD CARD SYMBOLS Use to: widen your search and ensure that you don't miss relevant records Most databases are not intelligent - they just search for exactly what you type in. Truncation and wild card symbols enable you to overcome this limitation. These symbols can be substituted for...
Search engines do a lot more than immediately meets the eye. If you’re getting results that aren’t relevant, if you're getting too many results, if you want to find something on a particular web site, or if you just want to do a quick calculation or measurement conversion, there are some pretty ...
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:52
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There is no doubt that the world of business advertising has changed dramatically over the past few years. Strong evidence exists that more and more money is being spent on advertising in the business-to-business media, that more and more companies are participating in business advertising, and that...
The information super highway that we simply refer to as the ‘internet’ is estimated to contain at least 4.41 billion documents. As large as it may be, the number of people who seek out this information is also massive. Google statistics indicate that there are, “over 40,000 search queries eve...
Sometimes performing a search at Google can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you may be searching for the most up-to-date information about a particular subject only for some old, outdated resources to appear. Or perhaps you’re looking for a specifically-named product only for Google to show...
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