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  • 1. Information Update
    Alternative Search Engines
    May 2011
    Inbar Yasur
  • 2. 2
    What I will cover:
    • Specialized search engines
    • 3. People search
    • 4. Social media search
    • 5. File type search engines
    • 6. RSS search engines
    • 7. Other search engines
    • 8. Search Internet archives
    • 9. A look at history
  • 10. 3
    • Search engines find their niche and work to be the best Search engine in that niche they
    can be.
    • Look around and you will see smaller Search Engines gathering information that just may
    be more valuable to you because it is more focused on what you are looking for. 
    • Google alternatives can help your business find more answers.
    • 11. Using Google alternatives along with Google will help you race to the front of the pack.
  • 4
    Specialized search engines
  • 12. 5
    Trademark Search – Why?
    • Find who is the company behind a product
    • 13. Find patents
    • 14. Check whether a potential word is free for you to use as a trademark
    • 15. Check infringements of your registered trademarks
    Trademark Search
  • 16. 6
    Find who is the company behind a product
    Trademark Search
  • 17. 7
    Markify – Trademark Search “fast, easy and free”
    Markify is a free name-screening tool. It identifies other registered trademarks that are similar in sound or spelling to your chosen name.
    Search in two of the world's largest trademark databases:
    • US (USPTO database)
    • 18. Europe (CTM database).
    Also sends Watch name email Alert
    Trademark Search
  • 19. 8
    Trademark Search
  • 20. 9
    The Israeli Trademark Database
    Search By
    • Owners
    • 21. Search By Figurative Elements
    • 22. Class of Goods
    Trademark Search
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    Moat: Search Engine for Advertisements
    • Search engine for ads.
    • 24. Lets you search current online ads for any brand.
    • 25. Get information like ad size and the website it last ran on.
    • 26. Share any ad through a permanent URL.
    • 27. No registration required.
  • 28. 11
    UK TV avadverts
  • 35. 12
    Advertisements search resources
    •  Ad*Access:."An image database of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Covering five categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II 
    • 36. Ad council : America Public Service advertisement Since 1942 – Dealing with critical social issues
    • 37. Vintage Ad Browser. "This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, book, magazine & comic book scans, and more.
  • 38. 13
    Advertisements search resources
    • Advertising Archives Limited. "The largest collection of its kind in the world, and a unique reference source of every product that has been advertised in the last 150 years!“ The ad items included are: Press Ads, Magazine Covers, Movie Posters, Comics, and cigarette cards.
    • 39. Gaslight Advertising Archives. A fee-based service advertisements as far back as 1880's.
  • 40. 14
    Search Advertisements through YouTube
  • 41. 15
    People Search
  • 42. 16
    Peepmail - Find People’s Business Email Addresses Online
    Peepmail is a free to use web service that looks for someone’s company email address. All you have to do is type in the name of the person and their company or the company’s website URL. The site then searches the company’s domain name and looks for your required address.
    While the tool does not work with all domain names, it is still worth a try before launching a manual email searching mission.
    People Search
  • 43. 17
    Peepmail - Find People’s Business Email Addresses Online
    People Search
  • 44. 18
    Folowen: Quick Social Profile Search
    Folowen is a social profile search engine that aggregates the social media profiles of a person from 20 different social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter… etc and presents the results on one single page. You can easily click through the links and follow the person.
    People Search
  • 45. 19
    Folowen: Quick Social Profile Search
    People Search
  • 46. 20
    Identify – Firefox extension
    Identify is a Firefox extension that makes it easy to view information about anyone online. It aggregates person’s profile information from various social networks and media sites and puts it all in one window.
    People Search
  • 47. 21
    Waatp: People Search Engine
    A real time search engine to find people using their first and last name.
    People Search
  • 48. 22
    Waatp: People Search Engine
    Example: Nina Garfinkle
    People Search
  • 49. 23
    D&B Israel -Directors in Israel
    People Search
  • 50. 24
    D&B Israel -Directors in Israel
    People Search
  • 51. 25
    Social Media Search
  • 52. 26
    Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information.
    Social media search
  • 53. 27
    • Allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your
    company, a new product, or any topic across the web's social media landscape in real-time.
    • Monitors 100+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed,
    YouTube, Digg, Google etc.
    • Currently provides a point-in-time social media search and analysis service, daily social
    media alerts, and API.
    Social media search
  • 54. 28
    File type search engines
  • 55. 29
    • Comprehensive online file search engine
    • 56. Search for file on the web, on Usenet, FTP, eMule etc
    • 57. Search for file types like audio, video, bit torrent, documents and more
    • 58. Data sourced from over 167 file upload services.
    File type search engines
  • 59. 30
    • Search for slides
    • 60. Simple keyword search
    • 61. Advanced search that allows to search by both presentation detail or by slide
    • 62. Download presentations from their source
    • 63. Save previous searches
    File type search engines
  • 64. 31
    SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos
    File type search engines
  • 65. 32
    RSS Search Engine
  • 66. 33
    RSS search engine:
    a fully-functional web site that makes subscription to feeds extremely easy
    and quick.
    RSS search engines
  • 67. 34
    There is an option of “Show Feed”, clicking which, will show the feeds on that topic by the web site.
    RSS search engines
  • 68. 35
    Ofelio is a search engine that searches for topics across all kinds of RSS feeds. That means that unlike other search engines which crawl a webpage to find potential content, Ofelio will go through the RSS feed of that page to track topics.
    RSS search engines
  • 69. 36
    Full Text Articles
  • 70. 37
    Full Text Articles
  • 71. 38
    Google One Pass
    Google One Pass is a payment system that enables publishers to set the terms for access to their digital content.
  • 72. 39
    Other alternative search engines
  • 73. 40
    Microsoft Academic Search
    Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research, in chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics
    It has advanced search options that actually work, it can list citations and has a wonderful Visual Explorer.
    Other search engines
  • 74. 41
    Microsoft Academic Search
    Other search engines
  • 75. 42
    Microsoft Academic Search
    Other search engines
  • 76. 43
    Microsoft Academic Search
    Other search engines
  • 77. 44
    Microsoft Academic Search
    Other search engines
  • 78. 45
    ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
    New! Create Customized RSS Feeds With ERIC Database
    Other search engines
  • 79. 46
    LISEvents: A Database of Library Conferences and Events
    • Search or Browse Events By:
    • 80. Country, State, Date
    • 81. Locate Online Only Events
    • 82. For Conference Planners: Find A Speaker
    • 83. By Location
    • 84. Speaker Expertise
    • 85. Speaker Profiles Recently Added to the Database
    • 86. For Speakers:
    • 87. Register As a Conference Speaker
    • 88. For Conference Organizers
    • 89. Add Your Event to the Database
    Other search engines
  • 90. 47
    Search archives
  • 91. 48
    Internet Archive – New Interface
    Offers more than 150 billion archived web pages with some material dating back to 1996.
    Search Internet archives
  • 92. 49
    Internet Archive – New Interface
    Search Internet archives
  • 93. 50
    Internet Archive
    Search Internet archives
  • 94. 51
    Internet Archive

    Search Internet archives
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    Archive-It, a subscription service from the Internet Archive, allows institutions to harvest and preserve collections of digital content and create Digital Archives. Through a user-friendly web interface, Archive-It partners can catalog, manage, and browse their archived collections. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center and are accessible to the public with full-text search
    Search Internet archives
  • 96. 53
    Search Internet archives
  • 97. 54
    Archive-It Case Study
    Montana State Library Adopts the Internet Archive As Its Institutional Repository
    Search Internet archives
  • 98. 55
    Archive-It Case Study
    Montana State Library Adopts the Internet Archive As Its Institutional Repository
    Search Internet archives
  • 99. 56
    Blog Forever
    • The EU project BlogForever aims to provide preservation technology in order to enable institutions
    and citizens to preserve content for future generations.
    • BlogForever is a collaborative EU funded project which is going to develop robust digital preservation,
    management and dissemination facilities for blogs.
    • BlogForever will create a software platform capable of aggregating, preserving, managing and
    disseminating blogs.
    • Any user or organization will be able to use the BlogForever software & guidelines to create a digital repository containing their own selection of blogs.
    Search Internet archives
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  • 101. 58
    A look at history
  • 102. 59
    Travel Back in Time
    Travel back in time and around the world with The Travel Film Archive. The Travel Film Archive is a collection of travelogues and educational and industrial films that show the world the way it was between 1900 and 1970.
    A look at history
  • 103. 60
    CriticalPast: Watch Historic Video Clips Online
    CriticalPast is an interesting site that has a collection of more than 57,000 historic video clips and 7 million photos that are royalty-free, available to watch for free online and can be downloaded at an affordable price. You’ll find video clips of the first steam engine, World War II, the Vietnam War and many more.
    A look at history
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    What was there
    • User friendly web service.
    • 105. Helps see how places looked like in the past.
    • 106. Lets you browse places via a map.
    • 107. Lets people upload old photographs of sites in a city.
    • 108. Covers numerous cities.
    A look at history
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    A look at history
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    What was there
    A look at history
  • 111. Thank you!