Lesson 3.2 Activity

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Search Tips:

  • In the previous video, you learned about the filetype operator. Typing filetype, followed by a colon (:) and the appropriate extension, will return files of the extension you specify.
  • There should not be a space between filetype, the colon, and the extension: [filetype:txt]
  • You do not need to put a period before the extension; you can just use the three or four-letter code (swf, xlsx, jpg, gif, etc.).
  • Here is a list of file types Google indexes.

1. You want to find a sound file that will teach you Morse Code for "I love you". Your friend told you that Wikimedia has all these audio files of people saying things in different languages, in a format called .OGG. Which of the following queries can you use to most easily find the file you want?

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2. Your boss is going to Japan, where he will be taken to see a Kabuki play. He asks you for a bit of background on Kabuki. You know that he prefers to read on paper. What would your search look like to find a PDF to print for him?

3. Can you think of a time that filetype: might have helped you find what you need faster? Try it out before proceeding to the next lesson.