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Search Engines

http://www.thesearchenginelist.com

SearchEngines

You can find links to more than 100 search engines and read a description of every search engine. The list is sorted by categories (All-Purpose, Accounting, Bit Torrent, Blog, Books, Business, Email, Enterprise, Forum, Games, Human Search, International, Job,  Legal, Maps,  Medical, MetaSearch,  MultiMedia,  News,  Open Source,  People,  Q & A,  Real Estate, School, Scientific, Shopping, Source Code, Usenet, and Visual Search Engines).

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Google App – Mobile Friendly Website Results

The Google App on a mobile device will tag search results that are “Mobile-friendly” directly before the snippet for each result. Results from sites that have not optimized for the mobile experience will not have the tag.

Recommended Reading for students to learn more about developing a Mobile-Friendly website:

Title: The Mobile Web Designer’s Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide to Trends, Themes, and Styles in Mobile Web Design

Author: Patrick McNeil

Dewey Call Number: 006.7 McNeil

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Mobilizing Web Sites: Develop and Design

Author: Kristofer Layon

Dewey Call Number: 006.7 Layon

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Title: Web Coding Bible – 18 Book: an Accelerated Course

Author: Chong Lip Phang

Dewey Call Number: 006.7 Chog Lip Phang

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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Searching Tools, Technology

 

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Educational Resource – edglossary.org

Does these questions every pop into your mind, when dealing with educational terminology?

What is it? Who designs it? And how does it affect student learning? Glossary of Education Reform (edglossary.org) can help you answer those questions.

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Created by the Great Schools Partnership, the GLOSSARY OF EDUCATION REFORM is a comprehensive online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Searching Tools, Teaching Tools

 

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100 Helpful Blogs for School Librarians

http://www.edudemic.com/librarian-blogs/

It details 100 great blogs librarians around the world should add to their ready reference list. The blog features book recommendations, professional commentary, and so much more resources designed with librarians in mind.

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Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Article, Reading List, Searching Tools

 

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Watch That Page (WTP)

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Watch That Page (WTP) (http://www.watchthatpage.com) is a free service
that will track an infinite number of web sites of the user’s choosing. This
service will track changes in web sites and deliver the results to the user via
e-mail, or, if the user prefers, he or she can log on to the web site and look at
the changes.WTP does not require any software to be downloaded; thus, the
user can gain access to any account via any computer with Internet access.
There are two ways to add a new web site for tracking. The user can log in
to the account, click on the “pages” tab, and enter the URL. Second, the site
provides a JavaScript bookmarklet (a tool that extends the browse capabilities
in the browser) that can be added to the links section of many popular
browsers. If one finds a site that is deemed “trackable,” the site can be automatically
added to the sites being viewed by clicking on the bookmarklet.
This saves precious time.

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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Searching Tools, Technology, Uncategorized

 

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Search Engine Guide

Search Engine Guide (SEG) — The directory of more than three thousand subject-specific engines
(http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html) is helpful when the
major search engines are not providing the right answers. Sometimes it’s better
to narrow down the source to a topical directory of search features.This directory
is broken down into subcategories, and all of the links are annotated (a
must for any librarian). There is also a section entitled “Search Engine News,” which
addresses the new search engines.Second, and more important, is the free e-mail newsletter that provides
up-to-date news on all aspects of the search engine industry (http://www.searchengineguide.com/subscribe.html). Because
SEG also markets itself as all encompassing, sometimes the user has to sift
through numerous postings to get to the useful information, but it is well
worth it.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Searching Tools, Technology

 

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CIL 2013 – Exposing the Information Landscape

Exposing the Information Landscape
Presenters: Sam Molyneux and Adrianna Gould

Sam Molyneux shared information about Sciencescape.org. This website provides real time results from science researchers and people can follow the research. The website will be launching June 2013. The website has a Twitter like interface. Sciencescape is brining researching into the social networking environment (Sciencescape.org Intro Video on Youtube.com http://youtu.be/XaUKZf00ub8).

Adrianna Gould shared information about DuckDuckGo.com (search engine). Information is available everywhere. The average searchers usually read the first four to five online results on a search engine and are satisfy. Google and other big search engines are known for tracking search results and use a filter bubble. DuckDuckGo.com claims that they don’t track searches and doesn’t use filter a bubble (http://dontbubble.us/).

DuckDuckGo.com

DuckDuckGo.com

Read my previous posting about DuckDuckGo.com

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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Searching Tools, Teaching Tools

 

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