Anything but Google: you can say "NO" to Google

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18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 1 Anything but Google You can say “NO” to Google Tuesday, 19 th November 2013, London Karen Blakeman karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk , www.rba.co.uk Slides available at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/ Also on authorSTREAM and Slideshare X X X This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Why not Google?:

Why not Google? Results vary from one moment to the next results are personalised 500-600 changes to its algorithms/year we are all Google’s lab rats subjected to up to 12 experiments each time we visit Just Testing: Google Users May See Up To A Dozen Experiments http://searchengineland.com/just-testing-google-searchers-may-see-up-to-a-dozen-experiments-141570 Google is continually dropping advanced search commands and options more difficult to get what WE want instead of what Google thinks we want 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 2

It’s difficult to kick the Google habit:

It’s difficult to kick the Google habit Good coverage Much of the time it gives reasonable results Personalisation is sometimes a good thing Synchronisation across multiple platforms and services means can access calendars, bookmarks, maps and directions any time, anywhere Can’t escape “Powered by Google” - Google search engine used by many websites for searching their pages 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 3

Gary's Social Media Count | PERSONALIZE MEDIA http://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/ :

Gary's Social Media Count | PERSONALIZE MEDIA http://www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 4

What is used depends on the topic:

What is used depends on the topic 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 5 http://www.business2community.com/google-plus/is-google-really-the-2nd-most-popular-social-network-0518140 Is Google+ Really The 2nd Most Popular Social Network? Google+ probably not intentionally used by searchers. Reviews of hotels found via Google Maps are on Google+

Search Engine Market Share http://theeword.co.uk/info/search_engine_market.html :

Search Engine Market Share http://theeword.co.uk/info/search_engine_market.html 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 6

Apple Makes Bing The "Default Search Engine" For Siri http://searchengineland.com/apple-makes-bing-the-default-search-engine-for-siri-162736 :

Apple Makes Bing The "Default Search Engine" For Siri http://searchengineland.com/apple-makes-bing-the-default-search-engine-for-siri-162736 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 7

Private browsing - quickest way “un-personalise”search :

Private browsing - quickest way “un-personalise”search Private Browsing/Incognito ignores tracking and search cookies Chrome - New Incognito window - Ctrl+Shift+N FireFox - File, New Private Window - Ctrl+Shift+P Internet Explorer – Tools, InPrivate Browsing [location varies depending on which version you have] - Ctrl+Shift+P Opera – File, New Private Window - Ctrl+Shift+N Safari – click on Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menu bar, select Private Browsing and then click on OK. Will not remove country personalisation

Bing/Yahoo:

Bing/Yahoo Yahoo now uses Bing’s database, commands and ranking algorithms Yahoo Finance still available No advanced search screen on Bing - use commands List at Advanced Operator Reference http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff795620.aspx filetype : site: inbody : inurl : AND, NOT, OR parentheses for complex Boolean searches NEAR:n where n is a number, specifies that the terms must be within that number of words of each other and in any order banana NEAR:3 toffee Date option only for US version 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 9

Limit by date:

Limit by date Bing – US version only Yahoo – all versions 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 10

Bing http://www.bing.com/ :

Bing http://www.bing.com/ Results seem to be more consumer/retail focused more ‘shopping’ than research results improve as soon as you start using the advanced search commands Sometimes more up to date than Google updates sites more frequently adds new sites more quickly useful if you are looking for information on a new company or organisation BUT interesting features and options available to US users only changing location and version of Bing does not always work using anonymous proxy does not always work 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 11

Bing search history:

Bing search history “Adaptive search” – but can turn off search history 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 12

Bing gets personal – US users only:

Bing gets personal – US users only 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 13

Bing vs Google:

Bing vs Google 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 14

bingiton.com:

bingiton.com 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 15

Bing:

Bing Bing images – good alternative to Google Bing videos – good alternative to Google (includes YouTube in results) Bing maps – much improved over the last 2-3 years and generally a good alternative to Google but availability of different views including Streetside dependant on location Bing news – limited coverage of non-US and regional titles compared with Google Bing Social (Twitter and Facebook search) – US only Close links and integration with Facebook, also LinkedIn 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 16

Yahoo! Finance:

Yahoo! Finance 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 17

DuckDuckGo – http://duckduckgo.com/ :

DuckDuckGo – http://duckduckgo.com/ Does not track, does not personalise R esults are a compilation of about 50 sources including Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha, Bing, Blekko and its own Web crawler DuckDuckBot Advanced search commands include: site: inbody : intitle : filetype : sort:date to sort by date (uses results from Blekko ) region:cc (e.g. de) to boost a country DuckDuckGo Syntax http://help.duckduckgo.com/customer/portal/articles/300304 DuckDuckGo – silly name but a neat little search tool http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/11/07/duckduckgo-silly-name-but-a-neat-little-search-tool/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 18

DuckDuckGo:

DuckDuckGo Great if you are fed up with Google “spamming” your results list with pages from just two or three sites Great if you want a good range of different types of sites in your results Web is the default but click on the downward pointing arrow next to the search box on the results page to see other options (some of them Google) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 19

DuckDuckGo:

DuckDuckGo 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 20

DuckDuckGo:

DuckDuckGo 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 21 Found 8 results . Compare with Bing (6) and Google (59)

DuckDuckGo:

DuckDuckGo 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 22

Millionshort http://millionshort.com :

Millionshort http://millionshort.com Million Short: unearthing information hidden in the dungeons of Google’s results http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2012/10/04/million-short-unearthing-stuff-hidden-in-the-dungeons-of-googles-results/ Uses Bing API plus other sources Great for finding specialist articles that Google buries beyond reach Removes top 10k sites from results - can change to top million, 100k, 1k, 100 Can add sites back in, can block sites Can “Boost!” sites so that they always appear at the top Can use site: and filetype : commands Country versions give different results (under Manage Settings and Country) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 23

Million Short:

Million Short 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 24

PowerPoint Presentation:

Yandex http://www.yandex.com/ for filetype use mime: diabetic retinopathy mime:pptx has an advanced search screen at http://yandex.com/search/advanced Blekko http://www.blekko.com/ Ask http://www.ask.com/ Teoma http://www.teoma.com/ all three support filetype : and site: 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 25

Yandex http://www.yandex.com/ :

Yandex http://www.yandex.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 26

Blekko http://blekko.com/ :

Blekko http://blekko.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 27

Ask:

Ask http://www.ask.com/ http://uk.ask.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 28

Teoma http://www.teoma.com/ :

Teoma http://www.teoma.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 29

Exalead http://www.exalead.com/search/:

Exalead http://www.exalead.com/search/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 30

Ixquick Web Search https://www.ixquick.com/ :

Ixquick Web Search https://www.ixquick.com/ “The world’s most private search engine” Does not track, does not record IP address, does not store searches, autocomplete for searches disabled Does not use Google sister website startpage.com offers anonymous Google results Can use filetype: and site: commands Has date options Web, images and video (powered by Blinkx) search Sometimes heavy on ads 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 31

Ixquick:

Ixquick 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 32

eTools.ch:

eTools.ch 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 33

WolframAlpha:

WolframAlpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/ Computational knowledge engine, curated data Click Examples, Random, or an image in the homepage background to get an idea of what it covers 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 34

PowerPoint Presentation:

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PowerPoint Presentation:

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PowerPoint Presentation:

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WolframAlpha:

WolframAlpha 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 38

http://www.bing.com/translator:

http://www.bing.com/translator 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 39

PowerPoint Presentation:

18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 40 Free specialist tools for research information and grey literature (anything but Google Scholar!)

Microsoft Academic Search:

Microsoft Academic Search http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ Journal articles, pre-prints, post-prints, conference proceedings, reports and white papers Free to use but the full text of some papers can only be viewed on payment of a fee to the original journal publisher Author may have several different profiles and articles may be assigned to wrong author Sometimes very slow to load Uses Silverlight for the charts 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 41

Microsoft Academic Search:

Microsoft Academic Search 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 42

Microsoft Academic Search:

Microsoft Academic Search 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 43

Mandated Open Access:

Mandated Open Access US All research publications resulting from work funded by the US National Institutes of Health are expected to be deposited in PubMed Central ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ ) some material embargoed for up to 12 or 24 months ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/ ) Europe PubMed Central ( http://europepmc.org/ ) part of PMC network of international repositories UK 1st of April 2013 - researchers at UK Research Institutions are expected to publish as open access any peer‐reviewed research papers and conference proceedings that acknowledge Research Council UK funding 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 44

UK Gold versus Green OA:

UK Gold versus Green OA Gold OA researchers publish their articles in journals that offer open access publishing (can be established “conventional” publishers) articles can be made available free of charge to readers immediately author or institution/department pays article processing fee CC-BY Green OA researchers deposit copies of articles in an institutional or subject-based repository, subject to copyright/license permissions repository makes copies available to the public either immediately or embargoed (more common) period of embargo varies (for example http://cdn.elsevier.com/assets/pdf_file/0018/121293/external-embargo-list.pdf ) CC-BY-NC 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 45

Fragmentation of open access:

Fragmentation of open access Where are the open access publications? Individual OA articles within existing subscription journals? Separate OA journals? Publishers web site? Author’s website Institutional repositories Aggregators e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, Google? “Predatory publishers” see Jeffrey Beall’s list at http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 46

Institutional repositories and open access:

Institutional repositories and open access BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine http://www.base-search.net/ CORE ( COnnecting Repositories) http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/search DART-Europe E-theses Portal http://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj Institutional Repository Search (IRS) http://irs.mimas.ac.uk/ Open DOAR http://opendoar.org/ RIAN - Pathways to Irish Research http://rian.ie ROAR - Registry of Open Access Repositories http://roar.eprints.org/ OpenAIRE http://www.openaire.eu/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 47

OpenAIRE http://www.openaire.eu/ :

OpenAIRE http://www.openaire.eu/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 48

Specialist search tools for research information:

Specialist search tools for research information A selection can be found at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/links.shtml#research ArXiv http://arxiv.org/ BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/ Chemistry Central http://www.chemistrycentral.com/ ChemSpider http://www.chemspider.com/ Deep Web Technologies Mednar http://mednar.com/ Science.gov http://www.science.gov/ Science Research http://scienceresearch.com/ WorldWideScience http://worldwidescience.org/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 49

Specialist search tools for research information:

Specialist search tools for research information Europe PubMed Central http://europepmc.org/ Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/ Open Biology http://rsob.royalsocietypublishing.org/ PhilPapers : Online Research in Philosophy http://philpapers.org/ PubMed Central http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ Scirus http://www.scirus.com/ TechXtra http://www.techxtra.ac.uk/ [closing in 2014]   18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 50

JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ :

JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 51

Article may be OA but public access outside of the institution may be not allowed or difficult:

Article may be OA but public access outside of the institution may be not allowed or difficult 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 52 WATER report published | SCONUL http://www.sconul.ac.uk/news/water-report-published Walk-in Access To E-Resources

Author/researcher ID:

Author/researcher ID Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI) ResearcherID http://wokinfo.com/researcherid/ Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier - ORCID http://orcid.org/ Why Every Researcher Should Sign Up For Their ORCID ID http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/why-every-researcher-should-sign-up-for-their-orcid-id/ ResearchGate http://www.researchgate.net/ Why I’m Evaluating ResearchGate http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/why-im-evaluating-researchgate ......and there are more! 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 53

Grey literature:

Grey literature Literature that has been “peer reviewed” or assessed/approved in some way by colleagues or subject experts but is not easy to find or access Print run may have been small, possibly never published electronically Published on the web but page or site is no longer available. (Use web archives e.g. http://www.archive.org/ ). Research & technical papers, government reports, pre-prints, market surveys, press releases, committee papers, conference papers, presentations Use advanced search commands to try and track down information GreyNet International, Grey Literature Network Service http://www.greynet.org/ http://www.opengrey.eu/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 54

OpenGrey http://www.opengrey.eu/ :

OpenGrey http://www.opengrey.eu/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 55

Images:

Images 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 56

Bing images:

Bing images 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 57

Bing US version has a license option:

Bing US version has a license option 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 58

TinEye Reverse Image Search http://www.tineye.com/ :

TinEye Reverse Image Search http://www.tineye.com/ Search using an uploaded image or a URL of an image Finds out where an image came from, how it’s being used, modified versions, if a higher resolution version exists Plug-in for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, Opera Free version not as comprehensive as Google’s reverse image search Search Creative Commons images by colour http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr select up to 5 colours can adjust the proportions of each colour check copyright license on original image before using [I’ve found occasional ‘all rights reserved’ images] 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 59

Creative Commons and public domain images:

Creative Commons and public domain images Always check the copyright on individual photos Flickr Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons Multicolr Search Lab http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr Chromatik – Exalead Labs http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/ MorgueFile.com http://www.morguefile.com/ Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ “UK and Ireland photos of landmarks and buildings for every Ordnance Survey grid” Wellcome Images http://wellcomeimages.org/ Most of the images on US government web sites Nasa http://www.nasa.gov/ 18 November 2013 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 60

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons :

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 61

TinEye Multicolr http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr:

TinEye Multicolr http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 62

http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ :

http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 63

Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ :

Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 64

Historypin http://www.historypin.com/ :

Historypin http://www.historypin.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 65 Photos, video, audio – all types of licenses Uses Google Maps, Street View and other apps

Historypin:

Historypin 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 66

Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/ :

Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 67

PowerPoint Presentation:

BBC - Your Paintings http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/ Looking for photographs | The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-subject/photographs.htm Flickr: The National Archives UK's Photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/ English Heritage Images of England: a searchable photographic archive of the historic buildings of England http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/ ViewFinder http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/ Local libraries, for example Old Newcastle in Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/collections/72157622600850187/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 68

Statistics:

Statistics 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 69

Official statistics:

Official statistics OFFSTATS http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/ UK National Statistics Publication Hub http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ Office for National Statistics http://www.ons.gov.uk/ Welsh Government | Statistics http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/ Welsh Assembly Government StatsWales http://statswales.wales.gov.uk/ data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ European Union Open Data Portal http://open-dat.europa.eu/en/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 70

http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/ :

http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 71

UK National Statistics & ONS:

UK National Statistics & ONS http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ , http://www.ons.gov.uk/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 72

PowerPoint Presentation:

Publication Hub ( http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ ) is an “index” to what is available and links through to other sites when necessary. ONS ( http://www.ons.gov.uk/ ) only shows reports since 2008 even if there are earlier editions. Use the Publication Hub to search for the report title/series. Once you have found an edition of the title click on “Current and past editions” to see the list of editions available. Then click on the relevant report. 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 73

Publication Hub search (statistics.gov.uk):

Publication Hub search (statistics.gov.uk) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 74

data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ :

data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 75

data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ :

data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ Not all of the data on this site is open data – may be restrictions on use Download links sometimes take you to the wrong dataset Download links sometimes completely broken It’s all or nothing! Have to filter the datasets for the information you want and produce your own graphs and charts Variety of formats 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 76

Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat :

Eurostat http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 77

European Union - Open Data Portal http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/ :

European Union - Open Data Portal http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 78

Datamarket http://datamarket.com/ :

Datamarket http://datamarket.com/ Open portal to datasets worldwide and market research Creates visualisations of the data 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 79

Zanran http://www.zanran.com/ :

Zanran http://www.zanran.com/ Searches graphs, charts, tables, PDFs, spreadsheets Can limit by location of server, date, and filetype Title in results list is usually the title or caption to the table and not title of the document Hover over the thumbnail to see a preview of the table or page Click on the URL button next to the result to view the original URL of the document clicking on it may take you to “page not found” 404 Click on the title of the result to see Zanran’s own copy (free registration usually required Useful if document no longer available at it’s original location and can’t be found in any of the web archives 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 80

Zanran:

Zanran http://www.zanran.com/ Zanran – great for data in tables, charts and graphs http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2013/01/25/zanran-great-for-data-in-tables-charts-and-graphs/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 81

Guardian Data Store http://www.guardian.co.uk/data :

Guardian Data Store http://www.guardian.co.uk/data 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 82 Data and analysis on topics that are in the news Some data sets created from information obtained via FoI Links to the original datasets are provided

Dog bites data: how likely are you to get bitten? http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/mar/27/dog-bites-data :

Dog bites data: how likely are you to get bitten? http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/mar/27/dog-bites-data 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 83

Video:

Video Bing Videos http://www.bing.com/videos/ Vimeo “Your Videos Belong Here” https://vimeo.com/ Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/gb Dogpile Video Search (includes Google) http://www.dogpile.co.uk/ blinkx Video “A simple way to discover and share great videos” http://www.blinkx.com/ Individual news sites BBC Archives, Rare Clips & Video Archives - BBC Motion Gallery http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/gallery/home/archives.do (priced service) ITN Source “The world's leading provider of archive footage” http://www.itnsource.com/en/ (priced service) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 84

News, alerts and current awareness:

News, alerts and current awareness 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 85

News other than Google:

News other than Google Bing and Yahoo News nowhere near as comprehensive as Google Follow favourite newspapers Follow favourite blogs Identify subject/industry portals Twitter Facebook LinkedIn 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 86

ProQuest Newsstand:

ProQuest Newsstand 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 87 http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK/catalogs/databases/detail/newsstand.shtml Selection also available through public libraries

Paper.li http://paper.li/ :

Paper.li http://paper.li/ Create a “newspaper” from your Twitterstream, Google+ account, Facebook, or for a hashtag or keyword Sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account set up a separate account if you prefer for use with Paper.li, a “nom de plume” Automatically identifies articles, videos, photos from links in postings All papers are public 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 88

Paper.li http://paper.li/karenblakeman:

Paper.li http://paper.li/karenblakeman 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 89

Paper.li http://paper.li/karenblakeman/1321447614:

Paper.li http://paper.li/karenblakeman/1321447614 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 90

Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/ :

Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 91 Curated news e.g. http://www.scoop.it/t/internet-search

Free alerting services:

Free alerting services Google email and RSS alerts are seriously broken do not alert you to everything that is new alerts sometimes ‘die’ often bring up old material that you’ve already seen duplicate information Email alerts becoming a rarity some web sites and blogs offer email subscription to new content – often use RSS to email conversion tools such as Feedburner (how long will that be around?) RSS feeds on news sites often all or nothing Need an RSS reader e.g. Netvibes, Feedly, FeedReader Phil Bradley's weblog: 20 Alternatives to Google Reader http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/03/20-alternatives-to-google-reader.html 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 92

My own reader – RSSOwl (desktop only):

My own reader – RSSOwl (desktop only) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 93

Talkwalker http://www.talkwalker.com/ (subscription) :

Talkwalker http://www.talkwalker.com/ (subscription) 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 94

Where is information shared and discussed?:

Where is information shared and discussed? “Conventional” web publishing Institutional repositories Comments section on articles Linkedin (professional issues) Facebook (personal and consumer focussed) Twitter (great for following conferences) Google+ (personal, business and communities) Blogs and blog comments YouTube Flickr Pinterest Discussion boards …. everywhere…. 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 95

Which ones should you consider:

Which ones should you consider Depends on the nature of your “business” and type of enquiry Where do you, organisations similar to you , or your competitors have a presence? Some search tools for searching across multiple networks Not very reliable Networks may restrict access via APIs Often get better results when searching inside the social network - need to sign up for an account 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 96

PowerPoint Presentation:

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PowerPoint Presentation:

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Topsy.com:

Topsy.com 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 99

http://www.socialmention.com/ :

http://www.socialmention.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 100

http://www.addictomatic.com/ :

http://www.addictomatic.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 101

Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/ :

Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/ Advanced Twitter search - https://twitter.com/search-advanced 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 102

Use advanced Twitter search commands:

Use advanced Twitter search commands 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 103 See also the free guide on Searching Twitter at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/TwitterSearch.shtml

Tweetdeck :

Tweetdeck 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 104

Facebook Graph Search:

Facebook Graph Search Change your language to English US under account settings Increasingly used by recruitment agencies and advertisers 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 105

Tracking down websites and pages that have disappeared:

Tracking down websites and pages that have disappeared 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 106

UK Government Web Archive | The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ :

UK Government Web Archive | The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ Browse by category or choose your organisation from an A-Z list Choose the date of the archived version of the website you want to view 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 107

UK Government Web Archive | The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ :

UK Government Web Archive | The National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 108 http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/

http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/:

http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 109

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ :

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 110

Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/ :

Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 111

Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/ :

Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 112

Keeping up to date:

Keeping up to date Inside Search http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/ Official Google Blog http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ Google Scholar Blog http://googlescholar.blogspot.com/ SearchReSearch : http://searchresearch1.blogspot.co.uk/ Search Engine Land http://searchengineland.com/ Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/ Boolean Black Belt-Sourcing/Recruiting http://www.booleanblackbelt.com/ Karen Blakeman’s Blog http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/ Phil Bradley's weblog http://philbradley.typepad.com/ 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 113

Free fact sheets http://www.rba.co.uk/search/ :

Free fact sheets http://www.rba.co.uk/search/ Search Strategies - Search Tools Summary and Comparison of Commands (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo) http://www.rba.co.uk/search/compare.shtml Search Strategies - Top Search Tips http://www.rba.co.uk/search/TopSearchTips.shtml Searching Twitter http://www.rba.co.uk/search/TwitterSearch.shtml 18/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 114

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