Google is offering two free self paced online courses that offer in depth techniques to get the most out of Google Search.
The classes feature ‘tips and tricks to become a fast and effective fact-finder with Power Searching with Google, deepen your understanding of solving complex research problems using advanced Google search techniques with Advanced Power Searching with Google, and join a growing global community of Power Searchers.’
The two free self paced classes that will help you develop and improve your Google search skills are 'Power Searching with Google' and 'Advanced Power Searching'. All classes are taught by Daniel Russell, a senior research scientist at Google.
- Power Searching with Google has three main units: Introduction, Interpreting Results and Advanced Techniques. This course is presented in a series of videos.
- Advanced Power Searching contains a series of 12 challenges that focus on using search operators, additional Google properties, refining searches and search strategies. This course is presented with a combination of video and text.
You'll find both classes here:
The courses I looked at were informative and entertaining. If you're an old hand at using Google Search, you'll find some familiar material and some new techniques. If your Google skills are at the level most of us use, you'll have an easier time finding exactly what you want with the material in these classes.
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