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Advanced Internet Searching

  1. 1. Advanced Internet Searching February 7, 2008 Presented by Heather Maloney, Associate Librarian and Lauren Wahman, Beginning Librarian Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, Library and Learning & Teaching Center
  2. 2. Search Engines For a short list of search engines with reviews, see http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/reviews/ <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced http://www.google.com/advanced_search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Subject Directories <ul><li>Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>hybrid search engine/directory </li></ul><ul><li>InfoMine http://infomine.ucr.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian’s Internet Index http://lii.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Info http://www.academicinfo.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/ref/ </li></ul><ul><li>USA.gov http://www.usa.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>portal (gateway or access point) to gov info </li></ul>
  4. 4. Subject-Specific Search Engines http://www.lib.lsu.edu/general/internet_searchsubject.html (helpful, more comprehensive listing) <ul><li>MedHunt http://www.hon.ch/MedHunt/ </li></ul><ul><li>LawCrawler by Findlaw http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Voice of the Shuttle http://vos.ucsb.edu/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meta Search Engines <ul><li>Dogpile http://www.dogpile.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kartoo http://www.kartoo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty http://clusty.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mamma http://www.mamma.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Additional Resources <ul><li>Search Engine Showdown http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides, Tutorials and other Online Resources http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2156611 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best Search Tools Chart http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html </li></ul>

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