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Week 7: Searching Beyond Google (*=Key reading)

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4 Creative Ways to Search for Info on a Person. A101. Super Searcher Shares Tips! On practicing safe search: fine tuning, privacy-friendly searches, and learning more. As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy.

On practicing safe search: fine tuning, privacy-friendly searches, and learning more

ALA’s Policy Statement on Privacy reminds us Libraries, librarians, and library workers have an ethical obligation, expressed in the ALA Code of Ethics, to preserve users’ right to privacy and prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of users’ personally identifiable information or the data associated with their use of the library’s resources. Just as we protect the confidentiality of user borrowing records, we need to prepare our students to protect their own privacy online. Fine tuning the usual suspects We might begin by encouraging students to be aware of their privacy options when they use old familiar tools. Using Google’s Privacy Checkup you can weigh the value of personalized, faster, more convenient services against privacy and data protection. We can also share a growing array of search options that are designed with privacy in mind. Here are some privacy-friendly options: 1. And I am kinda smitten with its semantic search. 2. Gibiru.

Mojeek. 21 Alternative Search Engines To Use in 2020. When we talk about SEO and search engines, we instantly think of Google.

21 Alternative Search Engines To Use in 2020

But did you know there are lots of alternative search engines out there with just as much to offer? Google is a globally recognized search engine and an industry giant, in fact, even the second biggest “search engine” is Google Images, according to this study: Search engine market share Even if it’s the biggest and most well known, it doesn’t mean it’s your only choice. One of the main reasons that people choose to use an alternative search engine instead is for increased privacy, as Google is known to track user data both for its own and third-party use.

If you’ve only ever used Google, check out some of the other search engines and you might find something that you prefer. The Best Search Engines of 2019. Most people prefer to rely on just one or two search engines that deliver three key features: Relevant results (results you are interested in)Uncluttered, easy-to-read interfaceHelpful options to broaden or tighten a search The possibilities we highlight should help you find the best search engine for your needs. These are mainly web page search engines, but others exist, too, for specific searches. DataSeerAII. Web Search Engines. OASIS. Search Engine Land’s Guide To Bing. List of search engines - Wikipedia. Wikimedia list article By content/topic General * Powered by Bing ** Powered by Google *** Metasearch engine † Main website is a portal Based on Based on (formerly)

List of search engines - Wikipedia

Personator - Identity Validation Tool. Validate the identity of a U.S. or Canadian individual with limited input data.

Personator - Identity Validation Tool

Use any single or combination input of name, address, phone number, ZIP Code, Melissa Address Key (MAK), or full/partial SSN and we will match it against our records to verify the identity and find more contact information. Enter a name and choose the best match to find the related address, phone, email, and demographic information. Enter an email, phone or address to find the related name and additional details. Enter a name and last four or full SSN to verify SSN matches name. Use the Free Form input to copy and paste any combination of name, address, phone or email. A105 Ojala (1) Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine.

Anonymous Proxy Search Engine. Rapusia - The search engine that helps our planet. StartPage Search Engine. Peekier - A new way to search. OceanHero - The search that saves the oceans. Swisscows the secure search engine. Oscobo. Hashtag Search. Verify Addresses & Identities. Find Similar Sites - for any Website. Quora - Un lieu pour partager le savoir et mieux comprendre le monde. - Quelle est votre question? Yahoo. Yippy. Dogpile Web Search. Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine.

Bing. DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that offers several unique and useful features for web searchers, such as streamlined shortcuts and instant answers.

DuckDuckGo: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

Below are 10 different things you might not know you could accomplish with the DuckDuckGo search engine and you can see how it differs from competitors like Google. What Is DuckDuckGo and What Can You Do With It? DuckDuckGo is a search engine that delivers effective, fast, relevant results, and is especially attractive if you're keeping track of how information is gathered about you online. DuckDuckGo offers a few features that are worth a second look for the savvy web searcher: DuckDuckGo gives users the ability to jump to a website directly using bangs, which are shortcuts you can enter into DuckDuckGo that bypass the search results.

In addition to the shortcuts given above, DuckDuckGo offers what they call goodies, an intriguing array of all kinds of search shortcuts, anything from special keyboard shortcuts to specialized cheat sheets. Carrot2 Clustering Engine. Zanran Numerical Data Search. Million Short - What haven't you found? Bates super searcher.