Agenda Derrick Millard Sheridan College Brainstorm Make Use of.. Some sites that are familiar and some that maybe new Guide to Internet Searching Searching Tips Suggested sites Your suggested sites Make it a sharing session if possible
Where this all started There are many ways of searching besides Google Been collecting interesting search engines for a while Go over some later The real impetus for this was a link I got in an RSS feed to “The Guidebook to Internet Searching” Links to lots of ideas, some new – some old Links for everything is in the slideshow Derrick Millard Sheridan College
Make Use of… Derrick Millard Sheridan College Site that has lots of little tips, tricks, and user guides Guidebook to Internet Searching http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-complete-guidebook-to-web-searching-pdf/ Some really useful advice on “how” and “where” to search Well worth a download and read Some of its sites and some others brought me to this presentation
Beyond Google -Other “Typical” Search Engines Derrick Millard Sheridan College The familiar: Yahoo - http://ca.yahoo.com/ Ask - http://ask.com/ Old Favourites: AltaVista - http://www.altavista.com/ All the Web - http://www.alltheweb.com The New Boys on the Block: Bing - http://www.bing.com/ Wolfram Alpha - http://www.wolframalpha.com/ MetaSearch: Searching Multiple Engines at Once Dogpile: http://www.dogpile.com/ Copernic: http://find.copernic.com/copernic.html
Some other Engines - The Not So Familiar Derrick Millard Sheridan College Academic Research RefSeek - http://www.refseek.com/ “for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone” PDFs PDF Searcher - http://www.pdf-searcher.com/ PDF Gini - http://www.pdfgeni.com/ PDF Database - http://pdfdatabase.com/ LocPDF- http://locpdf.com/index.php Interesting combination of visual and pdf search Typically very slow
Blogs – One of The New Media Derrick Millard Sheridan College Technorati - http://technorati.com/ Also has blogging stats top 100 etc. Twittorati - http://twittorati.com/ Technorati’s twitter brother Pubsub - http://www.pubsub.com/ Regator - http://regator.com/ All give you real time trending stories of the day. What the blogosphere is talking about right now
People Search Derrick Millard SCLS Pipl - http://www.pipl.com/ The most comprehensive people search on the web 123People.com - http://www.123people.com/ 123people is a real time people search tool that looks into nearly every corner of the web. LinkedIn.com - http://www.linkedin.com Professional Facebook
Visual Engines Derrick Millard SCLS Search Cube - http://search-cube.com/ “visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images” EyePlorer http://en.eyeplorer.com/show/ Kind of like a Venn Diagram search engine oSkope http://oskope.com/ “oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse and organize items from Amazon, Ebay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube” Redz - http://redz.com/ Show the pages of the search Sadly the best, Kartoo is no longer with us.
Specialized Engines Derrick Millard Sheridan College Images Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/ Google Similar Images - http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/ Creative Commons - http://search.creativecommons.org/ NachoFoto - http://nachofoto.com/ Real time image search What people are talking about now MP3s Skreemr - http://skreemr.org/ BeeMP3 - http://beemp3.com/ Be careful of legal issues here
Derrick Millard Sheridan College SlideShows SlideFinder - http://www.slidefinder.net/ SlideFinder aims specifically at PowerPoint presentations, allows users to search for presentations in a way that hasn’t been possible with traditional search engines. SlideShare - http://www.slideshare.net/ SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.
More Specialized Engines Derrick Millard Sheridan College Programs Download.com – This is run by CNET and you can pretty much guarantee that it is spyware free Windows and Mac Exefind - http://exefind.com/ Windows only
Videos Derrick Millard Sheridan College Bing Video - http://www.bing.com/?scope=video&nr=1&FORM=NOFORM Still looks at YouTube iTunes – have to install on your own computer Nice part is that you download the videos and they stay on your computer – unlike YouTube and others Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/ Veoh - http://www.veoh.com/ TeacherTube - http://teachertube.com/ “Goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners” Focus is k-12 but still some things there
Derrick Millard Sheridan College DNA Tube - http://www.dnatube.com/ “DnaTube is a scientific site providing video based studies, lecturers and seminars.”
Last thoughts Derrick Millard Sheridan College This is just scratching the surface Have a look at: 100 Alternative Search Engines You Should Know http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/100-alternative-search-engines-you-should-know/ Love to hear any of other suggestions