Searching and Search Engines
edtech4k12
Donna Baratta
Searching: The Basics
Search Engines
• Use a variety of search engines when
researching a topic.
• Not all search engines ...
How to use this presentation
• The slides that follow will provide you with
examples of each of the three types of search
...
Search Engine: Sweet Search
• http://www.sweetsearch.com/
• Specially designed for students
Search Engine: 4me.sweetsearch.com
• Sweetseach for the younger student
http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
Search Engine: Boolify
• http://www.boolify.org/
• Helps users learn boolean search strategies (Boolean search connects
ke...
Search Engine: Search Cube
• http://search-cube.com/
• A visual search engine that displays results in
a cube.
• Helpful f...
Search Engine: Ask
• http://www.ask.com
• Ask questions using sentences or semantic
search in addition to keywords
Search Engine: WolframAlpha
• http://www.wolframalpha.com/
• Specializes in computational knowledge
Meta-search engines
• Conduct power searches with these tools that
search multiple search engines at the same
time.
Meta-search engine: Dogpile
• http://dogpile.com/
• Searches: Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask
Meta-search engine: Mamma
• http://www.mamma.com/
• Searches: A number of search engines and
directories; source displayed...
Meta-search engine: Surfwax
• http://surfwax.com/
• Searches: A number of search engines and
directories; source displayed...
Subject Directories
• These specialized directories are created by
human specialists.
Subject Directory: Yahoo
• http://yahoo.com
Subject Directory: About
• http://www.about.com/
Subject Directory: ipl2
• http://www.ipl.org/
Subject Directory: Kidsclick
• http://www.kidsclick.org/search.html
Subject Directory: Eduhound
• http://www.eduhound.com/
Happy Searching!
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  • I see a meta search engine in my future. I used to use several search engines independently (google, bing, yahoo), which was time consuming. I like the looks of dogpile (it's light and airy) and will give that a try. I also didn't know that Wolfram was a search engine. As a math teacher, I can definitely use that.
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  • I love search cube!! Wow. All the ideas I found.
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  • Boolify is quite interesting and easy to use. I love the puzzle pieces. It works well. I found a nice gingerbread man site.
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  1. 1. Searching and Search Engines edtech4k12 Donna Baratta
  2. 2. Searching: The Basics Search Engines • Use a variety of search engines when researching a topic. • Not all search engines are the same! – Search engines – Meta-search engines – Subject directories Remember: Google is not the only search engine!
  3. 3. How to use this presentation • The slides that follow will provide you with examples of each of the three types of search engines covered here. • Each slide contains a heading, a link to the site, and an image of the site. Some contain brief descriptions.
  4. 4. Search Engine: Sweet Search • http://www.sweetsearch.com/ • Specially designed for students
  5. 5. Search Engine: 4me.sweetsearch.com • Sweetseach for the younger student http://4me.sweetsearch.com/
  6. 6. Search Engine: Boolify • http://www.boolify.org/ • Helps users learn boolean search strategies (Boolean search connects keyword with and, not, or to refine search terms. Useful on some search engines, no longer needed on others.
  7. 7. Search Engine: Search Cube • http://search-cube.com/ • A visual search engine that displays results in a cube. • Helpful for some learners; distracting to others.
  8. 8. Search Engine: Ask • http://www.ask.com • Ask questions using sentences or semantic search in addition to keywords
  9. 9. Search Engine: WolframAlpha • http://www.wolframalpha.com/ • Specializes in computational knowledge
  10. 10. Meta-search engines • Conduct power searches with these tools that search multiple search engines at the same time.
  11. 11. Meta-search engine: Dogpile • http://dogpile.com/ • Searches: Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask
  12. 12. Meta-search engine: Mamma • http://www.mamma.com/ • Searches: A number of search engines and directories; source displayed under results.
  13. 13. Meta-search engine: Surfwax • http://surfwax.com/ • Searches: A number of search engines and directories; source displayed next to results.
  14. 14. Subject Directories • These specialized directories are created by human specialists.
  15. 15. Subject Directory: Yahoo • http://yahoo.com
  16. 16. Subject Directory: About • http://www.about.com/
  17. 17. Subject Directory: ipl2 • http://www.ipl.org/
  18. 18. Subject Directory: Kidsclick • http://www.kidsclick.org/search.html
  19. 19. Subject Directory: Eduhound • http://www.eduhound.com/
  20. 20. Happy Searching!
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