On practicing safe search: fine tuning, privacy-friendly searches, and learning more As librarians, we need to be concerned about privacy. 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. 21 Alternative Search Engines To Use in 2020 When we talk about SEO and search engines, we instantly think of Google. 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.
Europe PubMed Central labs EvidenceFinder: a new way to discover How can you tell if an article is relevant to you in your listed search results? Are there hidden gems in the full-text literature that you might be missing? Are there smarter ways to browse the biomedical literature centred on your topic of interest? Europe PMC’s EvidenceFinder enriches your literature exploration by suggesting questions alongside your search results, providing a way to find information buried in full text articles that is directly relevant to you. This provides a serendipitous browsing capability, which helps you identify articles and research that you might have overlooked through direct key word searching.
Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know Google knows everything. Want the weather forecast? Ask Google. Need directions to a restaurant? Search Google. List of search engines - Wikipedia Wikimedia list article By content/topic General
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. 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:
Carrot2 Clustering Engine Carrot2 Search Results Clustering Engine Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for. Personator - Identity Validation Tool Validate the identity of a U.S. or Canadian individual with limited input data. 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.
Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines Well it’s been a big week for search, I think we can all agree. If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some changes, both good and bad. I won’t debate the merits of these improvements, we’ve done that already here: Google kills Right Hand Side Ads and here: Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages, but there’s a definite feeling of vexation that appears to be coming to a head.