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This is the first interesting search engine since Google - Quartz. Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool. Why the new Facebook Graph Search is important for librarians. Well, the news is well and truly out now, and as many people have been predicting, Facebook has launched their own search engine.

Why the new Facebook Graph Search is important for librarians

The video at the end of my post gives you a quick overview of a few of the things that it's goingo to cover, but I'm obviously interested in looking at it in terms of the information professional. It's being rolled out slowly, with limited testing in the United States, so the rest of us will have to wait awhile before we can start to play with it, but you can request early access as well. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. I think that by now most of us are aware of the Wayback Machine at archive.org, but just in case you're not, it's a service that has been around for well over a decade, and it archives websites and pages.

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

It allows you to browse through URLs that were produced from 1996 up to December 9th 2012. Not every single site or page has been indexed (crawls can miss them, and owners can request that their sites not be included), but rather a lot are. Recently the index has been updated and has gone from having 150,000,000,000 URLs to having 240,000,000,000 URLs, a total of about 5 petabytes of data. This database is queried over 1,000 times a second by over 500,000 people a day helping make archive.org the 250th most popular website.

It's extremely easy to use - just type in the address of the site that you want to check out the archive for, and you'll see a series of dates going back to - in theory - 1996, or whenever the site started. Compare attitudes towards different subjects then and now. Open Data Portal. 0 Have you ever wondered… which of Europe’s countries has the greenest energy supply?

Open Data Portal

Or which of its economies are growing fastest? Or which organisations are lobbying the EU? Or how EU public funds are being spent? The EU gathers and generates data about these and about many other things. Search Turns Social: Resistance is Futile Ppt Presentation. PowerPoint Presentation: This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Search turns social: resistance is futile Internet Librarian International 2012, 31 st October 2012 #ili2012 Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services “ Your culture will adapt to service us.

Resistance is futile. " karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk Twitter: @ karenblakeman karenblakeman Slides available on authorSTREAM and Slideshare 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 2. ProCog - Transparent Search Engine. Via procog.com A good new entry into the search engine arena. ProCog - short for Proficient Cognition is calling itself a transparent search engine. It does a good job of basic search, but its real strength is providing you with information about a website when it has identified it for you. This is what the results screen looks like: Not particularly attractive I'll agree, but the fun stuff occurs in the links under the results. A nice feature is the ability to compare results between ProCog and Google, seeing them side by side, although for this to work you do have to create an account. MillionShort.

New Ebooks Search Engine Launched. (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 RteamKz and its website, PDF Search books, with owner, Timur Karipov, are pleased to announce a more advanced website search tool to make location much easier.

New Ebooks Search Engine Launched

The site is a popular eBook search engine that was launched a short five months ago. According to Mr. Karipov, the base has grown rapidly. "We now list more than 35 million books and the number is expanding rapidly. Two recent changes in the way the site is operated have occurred because of the increased size of the inventory and the increased visitor traffic. Welcome to INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections.

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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. Search Tools Chart. Social media. Twitter for librarians, Twitter Search engines. CORE. UK’s open access full-text search engine to aid research. Open access research is now more accessible as Jisc has developed a new search engine to help academics, students and the general public navigate papers held in the UK’s open access repositories.

UK’s open access full-text search engine to aid research

Jisc has funded the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) to create an innovative new search facility which searches not just the abstract but the full text of the article. Searching Without Google Ppt Presentation. About Us - Gigablast. Search. Welcome. Microsoft Academic Search. Will the Real Scott Wilson Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up.

The Microsoft Academic Search Service At the recent Science Online London (SOLO) 2011 conference I attended a session on the Microsoft Academic Search service.

Will the Real Scott Wilson Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

There seem to have been a lot of developments to this service since I first signed up for it shortly it had been announced. I couldn’t get a decent feel for the service on my Android phone at the session since it uses Silverlight which isn’t supported on my phone. However the tweets for the session were curated using Storify and these resources have been embedded in a post on the Nature blog which includes Twitter summaries of the third breakout sessions.From these useful notes I find that: I was impressed by the functionality and user interface. Personal Experiences Shortly after returning to my office I reviewed the information it had about my research papers. Although I am aware of the papers I have published I hadn’t really looked at the statistical analysis of the papers.

Can We Trust The Information? Slashtag search. DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo – silly name but a neat little search tool. Zanran – a new data search engine « Find It Out – Research Secrets and More. I’ve been playing with a new data search engine called Zanran – that focuses on finding numerical and graphical data.

Zanran – a new data search engine « Find It Out – Research Secrets and More

The site is in an early beta. Nevertheless my initial tests brought up material that would only have been found using an advanced search on Google – if you were lucky. As such, Zanran promises to be a great addition for advanced data searching. Zanran.com - Front Page Zanran focuses on finding what it calls ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. When I first started looking at the site I was expecting something similar to Wolfram Alpha - or perhaps something from Google (e.g. Numerical Data Search.

Maps - driving directions, routes, and traffic. Bing. Bing Adds Adaptive Search, Customized by Your Search History. Every search engine wants to be more relevant.

Bing Adds Adaptive Search, Customized by Your Search History

However, what is relevant to you might not be relevant to someone else. Further, many search terms can take on different meanings. "Summertime" might mean sun and heat to some, cold and snow or any number of song titles from George Gershwin to Will Smith to other people.