[Libs-Or] Thanks for all the help with Request for help with Google weirdness

Hope Leman hleman at samhealth.org
Fri Oct 28 10:59:53 PDT 2011

Hi, all. Whoa--are you guys helpful or what? I got so many responses to my request for help with request for help with Google weirdness. Are you knowledgeable and quick to help a colleague or what!?

I will try to write up a summary of the responses I got in a few days. For now, though, I was given three immediately useful suggestions.

#1 Clicking on the gear icon at the righthand top of the Google page displays a link to the advanced features page.

#2 Do a search and the advanced features choice appears at the bottom (one person also said on the left of the page, but I am still reading through all the answers)

#3 Several people provided a link to the page I needed itself http://www.google.com/advanced_search

Anyway, that is the gist of the plethora of answers so far and the theory is that Google wants to catered to basic searchers and not to skillful ones, so is dumbing down the homepage.

I have so many thank-you notes to write now and will try to provide a summary.

I am very grateful. Sometimes, you have to just admit in public that you need help and the heck with ego!

Hope Leman, MLIS
Research Information Technologist
Center for Health Research and Quality
Samaritan Health Services
815 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-5712

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