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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines for Your Information Need

A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines for Your Information Need | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

From Robin Good's insight:

"A curated selection of the best search engines organized according to what you need to find..."


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Check out it: http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html

 


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Good to keep handy!

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

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#followanarchive: Googledoodle for International Archives Day 2013?

#followanarchive: Googledoodle for International Archives Day 2013? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
WE REALLY WANT GOOGLE TO PICK UP ON THIS – SO PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE THE IDEA! 


In 2011 and 2012 we celebrated International Archives Day on June 9th by doing a worldwide #AskArchivists / #FollowAnArchive event on Twitter. We would like to do it again – if archives and archivists support the idea. But this year we would like the day to be extra special.

During the past years, Google has used variations on their logo to draw attention to people and causes worth noticing. Among the doodles are little works of art highlighting things as different as New Year, Chaplins Birthday, Opening of the Arcropolis Museum, Singapore Art Festival and National Library Week. But it seems, that there has never been an doodle on archives.

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Please help to share to promote for a Googledoodle on 9 June 2013 

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From Wikipedia to our libraries

John Mark Ockerbloom:

I’ve heard the lament in more than one library discussion over the years.  “People aren’t coming to our library like they should,” librarians have told me.  “We’ve got a rich collection, and we’ve expended lots of resources on an online presence, but lots of our patrons just go to Google and Wikipedia without checking to see what we have.”  The pattern of quick online information-finding using search engines and Wikipedia is well-known enough that it has its own acronym: GWR, for Google -> Wikipedia -> References.  (David White gives a good description of that pattern in the linked article.)

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Essentially we need three things: First, we need ways to embed links in Wikipedia to the libraries that readers use.  (We can’t reasonably add individual links from an article to each library out there, because there are too many of them– there has to be a way that each Wikipedia reader can get to their own favored libraries via the same links.)  Second, we need ways to derive appropriate library concepts and local searches from the subjects of Wikipedia articles, so the links go somewhere useful.  Finally, we need good summaries of the resources a reader’s library makes available on those concepts, so the links end up showing something useful.

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Some great plans to direct patrons from Wikipedia and Google to the local library!

 

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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

In the world of academia, Google search engine does not always serve the purpose because most of the time its search results are not exact . I am a huge fan of Google but when it comes to academic search queries I  often have recourse to other search engines that are area or content specific. I have curated a list of some of these search engines that I personally use and I added to them other titles I found through Julie Greller . Enjoy


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Great resource for academic search engines!

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Innovation in Libraries 2012 - Keynote Speech by Phil Simon

Phil Simon is a speaker and the author of four management books, including The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have Redefined Bus...

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"Phil Simon is a speaker and the author of four management books, including The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have Redefined Business. A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology."

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Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic]

Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Silvia:

"This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom."


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Can librarians trust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no. | Impact of Social Sciences

Can librarians trust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no. | Impact of Social Sciences | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Many librarians are still unwilling to fully embrace Google Scholar as a resource. Michelle C. Hamilton, Margaret M. Janz and Alexandra Hauser investigate whether Google Scholar has the accuracy, authority and currency to be trustworthy enough for scholars."


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Controlling your own digital footprint | web 2.0 and other library stuff

Larry the Librarian:

"Teaching ICT and digital citizenship to students has made me aware of my own Google trail and how to best collate and link my own cyber projects."

 

>Tools for a librarian!

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Big Changes at Google Scholar | Law Technology Today

Big Changes at Google Scholar | Law Technology Today | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Perennial LPM authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch are responsible for this week’s guest post about Google Scholar:

"Google is known for constantly working to upgrade and improve its services – and Google Scholar is no exception. Often these improvements are introduced with little or no announcement or documentation. Some of these “improvements” are for the better and some are not."


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7 Great Google Spreadsheet Gadgets - PCWorld

7 Great Google Spreadsheet Gadgets - PCWorld | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

7 Great Google Spreadsheet Gadgets.  PCWorld.  One of the best-kept secrets of Google Docs, these gadgets add powerful features to your spreadsheets.

 

QR codes,

Custom Google Maps,

Organization Charts,

Interactive table,

Gantt Chart From Project Data,

Plot Data as colours on a map,

Animated Pie Chart


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