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Beyond google and you tube

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Beyond google and you tube

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

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