Google Pocket Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2003
Pages: 142

Beneath its deceptively simple search form, Google is a remarkably powerful and flexible search engine that indexes billions of web pages, handling more than 150 million searches a day. You know that what you're looking for must be in there somewhere, but how do you make Google work for you?Crafted from our best-selling Google Hacks title, the Google Pocket Guide provides exactly the information you need to make your searches faster and more effective, right from the start. The Google Pocket Guide unleashes the power behind that blinking cursor by delivering:

  • A thorough but concise tour of Google's features
  • Practical examples to inspire going beyond the basic keyword search
  • Secrets for constructing more powerful queries using Google's special syntax
  • Advice on how to understand and further refine the results Google provides
Whether you're a student researching a topic for class, a medical or legal professional needing field-specific reference information, or a home user looking for that article on home repair you forgot to bookmark, the Google Pocket Guide will take you from mystified to mastery.
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    Comments about oreilly Google Pocket Guide:

    I was able to use the book to see how I can be able to use Google searching beyond just typing in the search box and get all these results. I know that the Appendix is what I like and it provides all the searches that were in the book in the back for me to refer to when needed.

    I could not understand the Julian dates.

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    Google Pocket Guide Review

    By Shawn Carroll

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    Comments about oreilly Google Pocket Guide:

    Continuing with O'Reilly's Pocket Guide series, this book gives

    you all the information about Google in a book sized to fit in a shirt

    pocket. Google Pocket Guide gives the reader all the information needed

    to search any of the many search options.

    Beginning with the basics of internet searching, the reader is led to

    deeper and more full search options. Each of Google's search parameters

    are discussed, as is how to fine tune your search to narrow down the

    results. After the basic search, the reader is introduced to preferences

    one can set for session to session searches. Then the reader is

    introduced to the several other search engine's Google offers, such as

    News, the Directory, and Groups. Each is explained in detail with

    specific search options and features.

    In all, this is a great guide for using Google to it's fullest. Is the

    guide needed by everyone? No, of course not, but would be great for

    everyone that doesn't automatically flip every switch and twist every

    knob. At $9.95, it's a stocking stuffer for your relative that still

    can't find anything on the internet.

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    Google Pocket Guide Review

    By George Woolley

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    Comments about oreilly Google Pocket Guide:

    An excellent guide.

    If you use the Google Search Engine as a normal user, get this book.

    It's packed with valuable information

    and at the same time is quite readable.

    You can read it right through

    or you can use it as a user-friendly reference.

    Or both.

    For more, see my detailed review.

    George Woolley,

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