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Information update May 2010 Alternative Search engine

  1. 1. Information Update Alternative Search engine May 2010 Inbar Yasur
  2. 2. Specialized Search Engines
  3. 3.
  4. 4. <ul><li>SeekLogo </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for a logo? This'll help you find it. </li></ul><ul><li>The database has over 200,000 images available for viewing and downloading. </li></ul><ul><li>Very straightforward and simple to use . </li></ul>
  5. 5. SeekLogo .
  6. 6. Trademarkia <ul><li>Search US Trademarks filed since the year 1870 for free </li></ul><ul><li>Updated regularly with the latest trademarks and offers a Free Status Alert. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trademarkia
  8. 8. מנועים לאיתור סוגי קבצים
  9. 9. <ul><li>DocJax </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A search engine that enables anybody to look up documents on the World Wide Web. </li></ul><ul><li>These include Microsoft Word files along with PDFs and e-books . </li></ul><ul><li>Not only can you look them up and download them, but you can also preview them in order to </li></ul><ul><li>see what you will get before actually downloading anything </li></ul><ul><li>Of course you must respect both the author and the publisher of works that are copyrighted. . </li></ul>
  10. 10. DocJax
  11. 11. <ul><li>SlideFinder </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Great search tool for slide decks </li></ul><ul><li>They crawl individual PPT pages – Emphasis on university sites </li></ul><ul><li>SERP includes thumbnails of individual pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– One click to full slide deck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– One click to download </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>SlideFinder </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Search by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Presentation name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– Slide and note text! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– Language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try <company name> strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Add-in lets you search while in PowerPoint </li></ul>
  13. 13. SlideFinder
  14. 14. More PowerPoint Search Engines  
  15. 15. <ul><li>LocPDF: Search & Preview PDF Files </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines are useful for finding academic papers, training manuals, journals, paper forms and ebooks. However, they can be hard to use if all you see are lists to linked PDFs without any visual recognition to check if you are downloading the correct file that you need. </li></ul><ul><li>One app that solves this is LocPDF. </li></ul><ul><li>This website is a visual search engine for PDF files. It lets you view thumbnails of PDFs , read a preview , and then download easily </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>LocPDF: Search & Preview PDF Files </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your search, get a bunch of pdfs up on the screen for you to look at. </li></ul><ul><li>A mouseover displays a large thumbnail of the page which gives you a better feel for the content. </li></ul><ul><li>You can click on it and it loads there and then on the site, which saves a lot of moving around to different places. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Search PDF Files – more
  18. 18. Dissertations and Theses
  19. 19. <ul><li>Open Thesis </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>DART-Europe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses & Dissertations for researches. </li></ul><ul><li>The Searchable Database is free and give access to the full text of the Theses & Dissertations </li></ul>
  21. 21. Theses & Dissertations
  22. 22. Scholarly Searchs
  23. 23. <ul><li>Q-sensei </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces a new way of making information accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides advanced search tools for the vast amount of information available on the Internet, in books, research articles, blogs, news, or wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>currently provides access to several million scholarly articles . </li></ul><ul><li>Applies innovative search technologies to various heterogeneous data pools </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Q-sensei </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The data on the Q-Sensei web site is compiled from the Internet and from content partners. </li></ul><ul><li>They process the data and extract information to be displayed within a scheme of Kinds and Attributes. The results can be easily and intuitively accessed with Q-Sensei's patented Search and Presentation engine. </li></ul><ul><li>The technology supports multi-dimensional searches, gives further search suggestions, and provides clear and concise overviews of the current stage of the search. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Q-sensei
  26. 26. Q-sensei
  27. 27. <ul><li>SciVee </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The text-only world of scholarly publishing no longer suffices in the age of Internet video and social media. In science, as in life, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. </li></ul><ul><li>SciVee makes science visible. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  28. 28. SciVee
  29. 29. Chemspider 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 making it available to everybody, at no charge. .
  30. 30. “ Selected sites” search engines
  31. 31. <ul><li>Sweet Search – A Search Engine for Students </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Searches only the 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea . </li></ul><ul><li>The team constantly evaluates the search results and &quot;fine-tunes&quot; them, by increasing the ranking of Web sites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS and university Web sites.   </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Sweet Search – A Search Engine for Students </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. </li></ul><ul><li>It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Excludes not only the spam sites that many students could spot, but also the marginal sites that read well and authoritatively, but lack academic or journalistic rigor. </li></ul><ul><li>As importantly, the very best Web sites that appear on the first page of SweetSearch results are often buried on other search engines. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>IPL – Information you can trust </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2010, the website &quot;ipl2: information you can trust&quot; was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. </li></ul><ul><li>The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology , and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2.  </li></ul>
  34. 34. Special interest search engines
  35. 35. Statistic information on the Web
  36. 36. British Library .
  37. 37. <ul><li>OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web </li></ul><ul><li> . </li></ul><ul><li>The OFFSTATS database provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Web links are arranged by country , region or subject . </li></ul><ul><li>The database can be searched by a single category, or a combination of categories. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the content of the database is held in the public domain and is available through the Internet. </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>World Bank Data Catalog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Data Catalog provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources. </li></ul><ul><li>These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. </li></ul><ul><li>Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries , indicators , and years they would like to search. </li></ul><ul><li>Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog. . </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>World Government data </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Governments around the globe are opening up their data vaults – allowing you to check out the numbers for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the Guardian’s gateway to that information. Search for government data from the  UK ,  USA ,  Australia  and  New Zealand   </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable data sets and s tandardized format </li></ul><ul><li>Can compare data from multiple sources </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Google Government search
  42. 42. Special interest search engines
  43. 43. <ul><li>Pillbox </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The National Library of Medicine partnering with the Food and Drug Administration to enhance patient safety and provide a reference system for solid-dosage medications. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution image  </li></ul><ul><li>Once identified, drug information and FDA-approved drug labels </li></ul>
  44. 44. Blogpulse search and trends .
  45. 45. <ul><li>Comjuice: Realtime Website Statistics Tool </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Offers realtime website statistics without the need for registration. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a lot of useful information about any website. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides a site description, details on its global traffic, its Traffic rank on Alexa, and its estimated ad revenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Presents the number of backlinks and indexed pages of the site in the top search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing, and AOL. </li></ul><ul><li>Displays the standard web analytics of a site such as the traffic rank, reach, page views, user per page views, bounce rate, time on site, and search percentage. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Website Statistics Tools – more .
  47. 47. Find Design 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. How does Google know which sites are design related? Through the Google coop framework, they set a list of design related sites and a group of keywords that orient the Google search engine to find design related results.
  48. 48. <ul><li>RhymeIt: Online Dictionary Of Rhyming Words </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A simple online dictionary of rhyming words that takes an English word and provides words that rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>The rhyming is done based on the number and type of syllables in the entered word. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  49. 49. RhymeIt: Similar tools .
  50. 50. Midomi Music Identifier and Search Midomi is music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests
  51. 51. Thank you!