How to use Search Engines and Discovery tools?Presentation Transcript
How to use Search Engines and Discovery Tools?Salama Khamis Al MehairiU2910690
Content Introduction Search Engines Definition Discovery Tools Definition Why it is important to use search engines and discovery tools? How to use search engines and discovery tools? Who use search engines and discovery tools ? There are three examples of useful and advanced discovery sea engine tools in the web such as: Google’s Related: Operator Similar Sites Similar Pages References
IntroductionWe all know how the Web search works: all you need is toprovide relevant terms that describe the concept or the topicyou are interested in, click “Search” and the search engine willgenerate the list of results ranked by popularity.But what if you don’t exactly know how to describe the conceptor the topic you are interested in? What if you just want“something of the kind”?In this case, you need to try discovery search engines: thesetools rank the Web by similarity (not by popularity). They allowyou to discover more pages based on the one you found mostrelevant.
Definition Search Engines DefinitionA search engine is a web site that collects and organizes content from allover the internet. Those wishing to locate something would enter a queryabout what theyd like to find and the engine provides links to contentthat matches what they want. Discovery Tools DefinitionA searching tool that uses algorithms to compress information into aformat for optimal searching. It groups results under differentheaders(location, date, and domain-specific information) to let userscontinuously refine queries with speed and scalability.
Why it is important to use search engines and discovery tools?Every researcher will be able to: Identify Search engines and discovery tools. Use Search engines and discovery tools. Generate the list of results ranked by similarity. Find a topic or a concept easily by using similarity. Explain how Search engines and discovery tools work. Identify the three useful and advanced discovery search engine tools such as Google’s Related: Operator, Similar Pages, and similar sites.
How to use search engines and discovery tools?Search engines and discovery tools provide relevant termsthat describe the concept or the topic you are interestedin, click “Search” and the search engine will generate the listof results ranked by similarity. Besides it continuouslyuncovers relevant keywords to discover more pages ofwebsites based on the one you found most relevant. Thismethod of search will be beneficial for because it will help youto find what to need to do your research paper. For exampleIf you don’t know how to describe the concept or the topic ofmedia , you need to try Search engines and discovery tools inorder to rank the Web by similarity (not by popularity).
Who use search engines and discovery tools ?The target audience of my project is every researchers oreveryone who are using the web to find a useful informationabout their topic. The presentation will analyze each sectionbriefly because it is not necessary to be a long presentation ofmixed information. Thus it will include simple points becausethe important thing is to provide useful information about thetopic and the concept and teach them how to use searchengines and discovery tools in a proper way .
There are three examples of useful and advanceddiscovery search engine tools in the web such as: Google’s Related: Operator Similar Pages Similar Sites
Google’s Related: OperatorThis is the simplest and still probably most effective way tosearch for similar sites. You can either search forrelated:www.mysite.com on Google or use the “similar” buttonwhich sits next to the cache link on some results.
Similar PagesIs a standalone tool that uses its own technology and claims tolet users dig into the “hidden” parts of the web – those that youwouldn’t be able to find using Google only: whereas “ordinary”search engines rank results by popularity (preventing us thusfrom seeing less popular pages), SimilarPages rank pages bysimilarity.
Similar SitesSimilarSites provides a list of websites similar to a particularsite on one page. To find similar sites simply enter the name ofthe website and hit the “Enter” tush. You can also suggestrelated sites and vote on whether you find recommended sitessimilar or not.
References :McElborough, J. (n.d). Finding similar sites for your link research. Retrievedfrom http://www.johnmcelborough.com/similar-sitesSmarty, A. (2011, February 14). 3 most useful discovery engines: Find similarpages . Retrieved from http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/discovery-engines-search-similar-pages/Similarsites: Quickly find similar sites . (n.d). Retrieved fromhttp://www.makeuseof.com/dir/similarsites-find-similar-sites/