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Searching without Google [Archive]
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    • 1. Searching without Google: alternative tools for more expert searching Tuesday, 4 th December 2007 Theatre E, 11.45-12.15 Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services & UKeiG Management Committee [email_address] UKeiG Stand 734
    • 2. Different types of information, different search engines...
      • Different coverage
      • Different search features
      • Different algorithms for sorting results
      • Compare search engines
        • http://ranking.thumbshots.com/
        • Thumbshots Ranking only works with IE
      • Think format of information, for example news, blogs, radio/television interviews, ‘serious’ articles
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 3. http://ranking.thumbshots.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 4. Yahoo web search
      • http://search.yahoo.co.uk/ http://search.yahoo.com/
      • Results compare favourable with Google’s, sometimes better
        • image search often better
        • excellent video search
      • Results are ranked in a different order to Google
      • Boolean AND, OR, NOT and parentheses
      • Indexes first 500 K of a document (Google 101 K)
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 5. http://www.yahoo.co.uk/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 6. http://search.yahoo.com/ http://search.yahoo.co.uk/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 7. http://search.yahoo.com/ http://search.yahoo.co.uk/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 8. mindset.research.yahoo.com 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 9. http://au.alpha.yahoo.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 10. AlltheWeb Livesearch
      • http://livesearch.alltheweb.com/
      • Owned by Yahoo
        • AlltheWeb used as a test bed by Yahoo
      • Results appear and change as you type
      • Suggests alternative search strategies as you type
      • Refine results by filetype and site/domain
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 11. http://livesearch.alltheweb.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 12. Ask
      • http://www.ask.com/ , http://www.ask.co.uk/
      • Formerly Ask Jeeves
      • Web, news, local search, images, movies, blogs and feeds
      • Zoom
        • suggestions for narrowing down or expanding your search
      • Particularly good for blogs and feeds
      • Active and innovative development
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 13. Ask UK http://www.ask.co.uk/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 14. Exalead
      • http://www.exalead.com/
      • http://www.exalead.co.uk/
      • Supports wild cards
        • asterisk (*) at the end of a word
          • pollut* finds pollute, pollutant, polluting etc.
      • NEAR - finds words within 16 terms of one another
        • NEAR/n finds words within n number of terms one another
          • climate NEAR/3 change
      • Approximate spelling, phonetic search
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 15. http://www.exalead.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 16. http://www.exalead.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 17. Exalead’s Wikipedia interface 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 18. Exalead’s Baagz.com 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 19. Windows Live Search
      • http://www.live.com/
      • Was MSN Search
      • Results tend to be more consumer oriented
      • Has the most up to date database
      • Possibly has the most extensive database of web pages
      • Good image search option
      • Video, feeds and Academic Live
      • Feed command for locating RSS feeds on a specified web site
        • site:bbc.co.uk feed:bbc.co.uk
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 20. Live UK vs Live US 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 21. Force Live.com UK (or any other country) to US
      • search.msn.com
        • redirects to live.com US version
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 22. Live Search http://www.live.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 23. Live.com image search 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 24. Live.com book search 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 25. 27 November 2006 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk http://maps.live.com/
    • 26. 27 November 2006 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Windows Live – Academic
    • 27. http://www.tafiti.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 28. Original Tafiti 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 29. http://www.tafiti.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 30. http://www.kartoo.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 31. http://www.kvisu.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 32. http://www.kvisu.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 33. http://www.quintura.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 34. Think type of information
      • Evaluated subject listings, for example
        • Alacrawiki Industry Spotlights– http://www.alacrawiki.com/
        • Intute – http://www.intute.ac.uk/
        • Pinakes – http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/pinakes/pinakes.html
      • news, official company information, statistics, patents, market research etc
      • Reference sources, for example:
        • Wikipedia, Scirus.com, Academic Live, Live Books, TechXtra.ac.uk, Scitopia.org
      • Structured databases e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, STN, Factiva, LexisNexis etc
      • Customised search engines
        • AlacraSearch - http://www.alacra.com/alacrasearch/
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 35. http://www.alacrawiki.com/ - spotlights 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 36. http://www.alacra.com/alacrasearch/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 37. http://www.scitopia.org/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 38. Blog searching
      • Google Blogsearch
        • http://www.google.com/blogsearch
      • Ask – Blogs and feeds
        • http://www.ask.com/
      • Exalead
        • http://www.exalead.com/
        • limit search to Site Type Blog
      • Live Search
        • http://www.live.com/ and select Feeds
      • Blog and feed search engines
        • Technorati, Blogpulse
      28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 39. Blogpulse search and trends 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk Click on the graph to see ‘trends’
    • 40. Blogpulse trends 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk
    • 41. http://www.intelways.com/ 28 May 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk

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