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    • Information Update December 2009 Inbar Yasur www.hipusit.info
      • What I will not cover:
        • Keywords
        • Alerts
        • Google Chrome Extensions
        • Google & Competitors Tools
          • Images
          • News
        • FireFox Add ons
        • Scholarly Search
    • Keywords
    • Google Definition http://www.google.com/ Google links to the definition in the blue bar that mentions the number of results. Initially, Google linked to dictionary.com, then it switched to answers.com and now it uses its own service: Google Dictionary . Google updated the English dictionary with synonyms, antonyms, pronunciations, detailed definitions and examples from Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Google's dictionary lists the most recent 5 searches, you can star words, find related words and definitions from the Web.
    • Google Definition http://www.google.com/
    • Google Definition http://www.google.com/
    • Thsrs – The Shorter Thesaurus http://www.ironicsans.com/thsrs/ How can you intelligently get across a complex thought in just 140 characters without needing to use ugly abbreviations (e.g. “w/o needing 2 use ugly abbrev’s”)? If only there were a service that helps with the struggle of rewriting a 146-letter message to fit in a 140 character limit.
    • Thsrs – The Shorter Thesaurus http://www.ironicsans.com/thsrs/ Well now there is: Thsrs, the thesaurus that only gives you synonyms shorter than the word you’re looking up. Just enter one of the longer words in your message, and Thsrs will suggest shorter words to use instead.
    • LigerCat ligercat.ubio.org/ Search  PubMed  using words or even a DNA/protein sequence to create a tag cloud showing an overview of important concepts and trends. LigerCat aggregates multiple articles in PubMed, combining the associated MeSH descriptors into a cloud, weighted by frequency
          • Alerts
    • Google Alerts – Feed me! – Not just for email anymore http://www.google.com/alerts Alerts have been delivered via email only, but those days are over… Now your News, Web, Blog, Video, and Groups alerts are more easily accessible Through Feeds.
      • Google Blogs
      • http://blogsearch.google.com/
      • Google Blog Search now has RSS feeds available for its search results along with the older email alerts.
      • The Blog Search front page has also added two new sections on the right side:
      • Hot Queries shows popular Blog Search queries
      • Recent Posts features new posts from popular blog
          • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Google Chrome Extensions https://chrome.google.com/extensions/
    • Google Similar Pages The Google Similar Pages browser extension allows you to quickly preview and explore other pages that are similar to the one you are browsing -- on the fly! When you click the Similar Pages button, your browser will send a search query to Google to see if there are any similar pages for the page you are viewing.
    • Google Similar Pages
      • Aviary Screen Capture
      • Take a screenshot of any webpage and edit it directly in your browser with Aviary.com
      • applications.
      • This quick screen capture addon performs a screen capture of the visible portion of any
      • webpage and then open the capture INSTANTLY in a basic image editor where you can do:
      • Markup (draw arrows and rectangles),
      • Edit (crop, rotate and resize)
      • Get the exact pixel colors of the image.
    • Google Translate https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you're visiting. The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you're on is different from the language you're using for your Google Chrome interface. If it is, a banner appears at the top of the page. Click the Translate button in the banner to have all the text on the page appear in the new language.
    • Google Tools
    • Google.com – “show Options”
    • Google Flu Trends http://www.google.org/about/flutrends/how.html Google has found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time.
    • Google News
      • Google News
      • news.google.com
      • Google News now displays the authors of some news stories.
      • The author names are clickable, resulting in other stories by the same reporter.
      • The News Advanced Search page added a field for author searches.
      • The prefix of a u t h o r :
      • followed by the author's name in quotes can also be used.
    • Google News Time Line View newstimeline.google labs.com Google News Timeline which shows titles, dates, links, pictures, and brief extracts for news stories; TIME magazine stories and covers; and events from Wikipedia. Specific keywords can be used to narrow the stories, and a specific date can be entered. Additional sources for the timeline can be added using the "Add More Queries" link and can include specific newspapers, magazines, blogs, sports scores, news searches, media, and Nobel prizes..
    • Google News Time Line View newstimeline.google labs.com Google News Timeline which shows titles, dates, links, pictures, and brief extracts for news stories; TIME magazine stories and covers; and events from Wikipedia. Specific keywords can be used to narrow the stories, and a specific date can be entered. Additional sources for the timeline can be added using the "Add More Queries" link and can include specific newspapers, magazines, blogs, sports scores, news searches, media, and Nobel prizes..
    • Voxalead http://voxaleadnews.labs.exalead.com/ Voxalead is a technology demonstrator developed by the ExaLabs team that searches inside multimedia content (audio and video). It uses a Speech-to-Text transcription module from LIMSI (IT Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, an entity of CNRS) to transcribe speeches
    • Images Search
    • Google Image Swirl http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/ Google News Timeline which shows titles, dates, links, pictures, and brief extracts for news stories; TIME magazine stories and covers; and events from Wikipedia. Specific keywords can be used to narrow the stories, and a specific date can be entered. Additional sources for the timeline can be added using the "Add More Queries" link and can include specific newspapers, magazines, blogs, sports scores, news searches, media, and Nobel prizes..
    • Bing Image Search http://www.bing.com/images?FORM=Z9LH No Page Brake – Just keep scrolling down
    • Idee Multicolr http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/#
      • Search for up to 10 colors
      • No key word searching of content
      • Flicker Creative commons images
    • FireFox Add ons
    • Read It Later http://readitlaterlist.com/
    • Super Search https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13308 over 160 of the top search engines and people searches in one convenient addon ,  including 67 searches that can be done right from the toolbar, without having to visit each site and retype the name or search term that you are searching. For more info.
    • Specialized Search engines
    • Find Design http://finddesign.blinkr.net/ find:Design is a search engine powered via Google that has an emphasis on design related content from news, portals, blogs, directories, media, podcasts, companies, portfolios and other design resources. Why is it different than the normal Google search? Because when you perform a search here, Google search the entire web but emphasize on design related sites. How does Google know which sites are design related? Through the Google coop framework, we set a list of design related sites and a group of keywords that orient the Google search engine to find design related results. And the best thing is that you can refine the results by labels that add a deeper filtering in the results.
    • Chemspider www.chemspider.com ChemSpider is a chemistry search engine. It has been built with the intention of aggregating and indexing chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and make it available to everybody, at no charge. .
    • The World is changing - Scholar Search
      • TicTocs – Journal Tables of Contents Service
      • http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/
      • Find 12,716 scholarly journal Table of Contents (TOCs) from 448 publishers.
      • View the latest TOC for each journal.
      • Link to the full text of 426,366 articles (where institutional or personal subscription allows).
      • Export TOC feeds to popular feedreaders.
      • Select and save journal titles to view future TOCs ( Register  to ensure your MyTOCs are permanently
      • saved).
      • My favorite Journals
      • http://www.myfavoritejournals.com/
      • Find 12,716 scholarly journal Table of Contents (TOCs) from 448 publishers.
    • DeepDyve’s Rent-to-Own Service www.deepdyve.com A California-based company with offices in Shanghai, announced a new content delivery initiative on Oct. 27, 2009, that allows people to rent premium journal articles for as low as 99 cents per article. Aimed at knowledge workers who may be individual consumers or scientific professionals, DeepDyve's rental system draws from its aggregation of more than 30 million articles from thousands of professional publications, primarily in the biomedical, scientific, and technical areas.
    • DeepDyve’s Rent-to-Own Service www.deepdyve.com .
    • DeepDyve www.deepdyve.com .
    • Ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/ Users can search and read more than 20,000 full text books online (recent titles) in a wide array of disciplines from a variety of publishers. The financial aspect only comes in to play if you want to print or save a page. When you register for the service (it's free), you have to place a minimum of $5 on a credit card. The money is ONLY used if you decide to print or copy a page. Each page costs a quarter to print or save. A unique payment plan for sure. .
    • Ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/ In addition to the 20,000 books from ebrary Discover, the company provides another collection of free e-books and this collection is aimed for info pros. The ebrary Library and KM Center is home to over 140 full text searchable (and free) e-books and other 'authoritative materials.‘ Sample titles run from Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages to Practical Guide to Knowledge Management and include such items as Development of Digital Libraries: An American Perspective to Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives & Records Management. .
    • Thank you!