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The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

Research, User Applications, and Networking, Volume 2

Carol Smallwood

From the Forward by Michael Lesk:
Google has now developed services far beyond text search. Google software will translate languages and support collaborative writing. The chapters in this book look at many Google services, from music to finance, and describe how they can be used by students and other library users.
Going beyond information resources, there are now successful collaboration services available from Google and others. You can make conference calls with video and shared screens using Google Hangouts,
Writing documents with small numbers of colleagues often involved delays while each author in sequence took over the writing and made edits. Today Google Docs enables multiple people to edit the same document at once. An ingenious use of color lets each participant watch in real time as the other participants edit, and keeps track of who is doing what. If the goal is to create a website rather than to write a report, Google Sites is now one of the most popular platforms. Google is also involved in social networking, with services such as Google+
Other tools view social developments over time and space. The Google Trends service, for example, will show you when and where people are searching for topics. Not surprisingly, searches for “swimwear” peak in June and searches for “snowmobile” peak in January.

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 2: Research, User Applications, and Networking has 30 chapters divided into four parts: Research, User Applications, Networking, Searching. The contributors are practitioners who use the services they write about and they provide how-to advice that will help public, school, academic, and special librarians; library consultants, LIS faculty and students, and technology professionals.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 332Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-4786-4 • Hardback • March 2015 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-4422-4787-1 • Paperback • March 2015 • $58.00 • (£39.95)
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Carol Smallwood received an MLS from Western Michigan University, and a MA in History from Eastern Michigan University. Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook; Bringing the Arts into the Library are recent ALA anthologies. Others are: Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012); Marketing Your Library (McFarland, 2012); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration and being a consultant; she’s a multiple Pushcart nominee.

Part I Research

Chapter 1 "Beyond "Good" and "Bad:" Google As a Crucial Component of Information Literacy

Andrew Walsh

Chapter 2 Enhancing Music Collections: YouTube as an Outreach Tool to Share Historic Sheet Music

Steven Pryor, Therese Zoski Dickman, Mary Z. Rose

Chapter 3 Filtering Google Search Results Using Top-Level Domains

John H. Sandy

Chapter 4 Google Digital Literacy Instruction: Richmond Public Library
Natalie Draper

Chapter 5 Google for Music Research: More than Play

Rachel E. Scott and Cody Behles

Chapter 6 Google Translate as a Research Tool

Andrew Wohrley

Chapter 7 Googling for Answers, Grey Literature Sources, and Metrics in the Sciences and Engineering

Giovanna Badia

Chapter 8 Legal Research Using Google Scholar
Ashley Krenelka Chase

Part II User Applications

Chapter 9 Better Images, Better Searchers: Google Images and Visual Literacy in the Sciences and Social Sciences

Melanie Maksin and Kayleigh Bohémier

Chapter 10 Enhancing Information Literacy Instruction with Google Drive
Laksamee Putnam

Chapter 11 Fusion Tables for Librarians and Patrons
Rebecca Freeman

Chapter 12 Google and Transcultural Competence
Alison Hicks

Chapter 13 Google in Special Collections and Archives
Michael Taylor and Jennifer Mitchell

Chapter 14 Public Library Summer Reading Registration on Google Forms
Deloris J. Foxworth and Roseann H. Polashek

Chapter 15 Seeing Libraries Through Google Glasses
Barbara J. Hampton

Chapter 16 YouTube: Advanced Search Strategies and Tools

Julie A. DeCesare

Part III Networking

Chapter 17 Google Tools & Problem-based Instruction: Collaborate, Engage, Assess
Janna Mattson, and Mary Oberlies

Chapter 18 Group Projects Facilitated by Google Collaboration Tools
Michael C. Goates and Gregory M. Nelson

Chapter 19 Real Life Experiences and Narratives
Steven Pryor, Therese Zoski Dickman, Mary Z. Rose

Chapter 20 The Use of Google Sites to Create ePortfolios for Graduate Students as a Means to Promote Reflective Learning in the Development of Dissertation Topics

Jesse Leraas and Susan Huber

Chapter 21 Using Google+ for Networking and Research
Felicia M. Vertrees

Part IV Searching

Chapter 22 Advanced Search Strategies for Google
Teresa U. Berry

Chapter 23 Evaluating the Sources of Search Results
Jennifer Evans

Chapter 24 Free, Easy and Online with Google Sites
John C. Gottfried

Chapter 25 Google Books: Shamed by Snobs, a Resource for the Rest of Us
Susan Whitmer

Chapter 26 Google Drive for Library Users
Sonnet Ireland

Chapter 27 Google Finance
Ashley Faulkner

Chapter 28 Let’s Google “Skepticism”; Easy Searches to ExplorePage Rank, Types of Websites, and What Relevance Really Means

Jordan Moore

Chapter 29 Navigating Health Information on Google, Why “I’m Feeling Lucky” isn’t Always the Best

Lara Frater

Chapter 30 Underutilized Google Search Tools
Christine Photinos

Bio List

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries is an edited, two-volume how-to guide to Google tools and services, written by library professionals with intimate, hands-on knowledge of their application and purpose. Editor Carol Smallwood is a prolific author and editor of library science publications with wide-ranging experience in school, public, academic, and special libraries…. [B]rowsing the ideas in these two volumes encourages readers to think creatively about combining Google tools in ways they may not have previously considered. This compilation of how-to essays is unique in its wide coverage and specific application to library and information professions…. Hampton provides insight on how a related product might alter patrons’ perspectives and uses of the library. Given the speed at which technology is changing, readers should take advantage of The Complete Guide to Using Google inLibraries sooner rather than later. Librarians, technologists, and information professionals will gain insight into creatively adapting Google tools and services in new and interesting ways.
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