Essential non-Google search tools for researchers - edited highlights

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Edited highlights from the workshop on non-Google search tools held in London on April 16th, 2015.

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03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 1 Essential non-Google Search Tools for Researchers [edited highlights] Thursday, 16 th April 2015, London Karen Blakeman karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk , www.rba.co.uk This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution- ShareAlike International License .

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Why not Google? 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 2

It’s not just about conventional web pages:

It’s not just about conventional web pages 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 3 Online in 60 seconds [ Infographic ] - A Year Later - Qmee Blog http://blog.qmee.com/online-in-60-seconds-infographic-a-year-later/

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 4

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 : intitle : 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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 5

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 6

Bing gets personal:

Bing gets personal 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 7

bingiton.com:

bingiton.com 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 8

When did Bing win:

When did Bing win Holiday destinations Tourist attractions Shopping Parts for a vintage car People 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 9

Bing Video :

Bing Video 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 10

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. Availability of different views including Streetside are dependant on location. Has Ordnance Survey option 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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 11

Yahoo! Finance:

Yahoo! Finance 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 12

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, and its own Web crawler DuckDuckBot . “In partnership with Yandex ” Advanced search commands include: inbody : intitle : filetype: [site: used to work but now ignored on occasions] 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/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 13

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) 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 14

Million Short:

Million Short 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 15

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Yandex http://www.yandex.com/ for filetype use mime: diabetic retinopathy mime:pptx has an advanced search screen at http://yandex.com/search/advanced Ask http://www.ask.com/ supports filetype: and site: 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 16

Ask:

Ask http://www.ask.com/ http://uk.ask.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 17

iSeek http://www.iseek.com/ :

iSeek http://www.iseek.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 18

eTools.ch:

eTools.ch 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 19

Carrotsearch http://carrotsearch.com/ :

Carrotsearch http://carrotsearch.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 20

Carrotsearch circles:

Carrotsearch circles 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 21

Carrotsearch FoamTree:

Carrotsearch FoamTree 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 22

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 23

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03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 25 Selected free tools for research information (not Google Scholar)

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 26

Jeffrey Beall :

Jeffrey Beall Scholarly Open Access | Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing http://scholarlyoa.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 27 See also: Impact of Social Sciences – Beyond Beall’s List: We need a better understanding of predatory publishing without overstating its size and danger. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/03/18/beyond-bealls-list-predatory-publishers/

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 28

Microsoft Academic Search:

Microsoft Academic Search 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 29

Microsoft Academic Search:

Microsoft Academic Search 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 30

ResearchGate - http://www.researchgate.net/ :

ResearchGate - http://www.researchgate.net/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 31

Slideshare.net:

03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 32 Slideshare.net

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 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/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 33

Specialist search tools:

Specialist search tools 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/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 34

Specialist search tools:

Specialist search tools 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 / SSRN Social Science Research Network http ://www.ssrn.com/en /   03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 35

BBC News - Public libraries get online access to research journals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183 :

BBC News - Public libraries get online access to research journals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 36 For personal research, non-commercial use.

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Public Library Initiative by PLS and ProQuest | Access to Research http://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/ List of participating libraries and publishers Public Library Initiative by PLS and ProQuest | Access To Research http://freetoviewjournals.pls.org.uk/ Search tool for the journals and articles covered by the agreement. Can view search results anywhere - articles can only be viewed on library premises 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 37

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Official Information 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 38

Oh joy - NOT!:

Oh joy - NOT! www.rba.co.uk 39 More UK information vanishes into GOV.UK http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2015/02/28/more-uk-information-vanishes-into-gov-uk/ 17/03/2015

Welsh Government http://gov.wales/ :

Welsh Government http://gov.wales/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 40

http://www.assembly.wales/ :

http://www.assembly.wales/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 41

The Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/ :

The Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 42

The Northern Ireland Assembly http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/ :

The Northern Ireland Assembly http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 43

Where’s the information gone to?:

Where’s the information gone to? List of departments, agencies and public bodies at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations “Home pages” on GOV.UK Data and information may still be on the old websites Data may have been moved to http://data.gov.uk/ Information may have been sent to http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ Or information may have been “lost” Don’t rely on just GOV.UK search – use Google/Bing site: command combined with filetype: if appropriate www.rba.co.uk 44 17/03/2015

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ :

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/webarchive/ www.rba.co.uk 45 17/03/2015

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

http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 46

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

Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/ www.rba.co.uk 47 17/03/2015

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

Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 48

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

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ Launched in 2010 Not all legislation has been updated Pending updates are flagged 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 49

UK Parliament http://www.parliament.uk/:

UK Parliament http://www.parliament.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 50

Monitoring progress of legislation http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2014-15/infrastructure.html :

Monitoring progress of legislation http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2014-15/infrastructure.html 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 51

Images:

Images 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 52

Getty Images is NOT making all of its photos freely available http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2014/03/06/getty-images-is-not-making-all-of-its-photos-freely-available/ :

Getty Images is NOT making all of its photos freely available http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2014/03/06/getty-images-is-not-making-all-of-its-photos-freely-available/ Read the Embedded Viewer section of T&Cs http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Corporate/Terms.aspx Only a selection of its images Have to use the embedded viewer tool Only for “ editorial purposes (meaning relating to events that are newsworthy or of public interest) .” Cannot be used for commercial purposes Getty may start adding advertisements to the viewer 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 53

Bing images:

Bing images 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 54

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] 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 55

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 Flickr The Commons http://www.flickr.com/commons/ 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/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 56

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

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 57

http://www.flickr.com/commons/institutions/ :

http://www.flickr.com/commons/institutions/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 58

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

TinEye Multicolr http://labs.tineye.com/multicolr 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 59

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

http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 60

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

Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 61

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

Historypin http://www.historypin.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 62 Photos, video, audio – all types of licenses Uses Google Maps, Street View and other apps

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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/ Local libraries, for example Old Newcastle in Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/collections/72157622600850187/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 63

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17/03/2015 www.rba.co.uk 64 Statistics, open data and industry sector information

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British Library Business & IP Centre in London Industry guides http://www.bl.uk/bipc/dbandpubs/Industry%20guides/industry.html 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 65 PDFs Number of sectors covered Resources include publications and databases at the BL but also freely accessible websites

Official statistics:

Official statistics OFFSTATS http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/ Google Public data Explorer http://www.google.com/publicdata UK National Statistics https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements Office for National Statistics http://www.ons.gov.uk/ Official Statistics in Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics Welsh Government Statistics & Research http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/?lang=en 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-data.europa.eu/en/data/ International organisations such as the World Bank, ILO 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 66

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

http://www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 67

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03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 68 Office for National Statistics (ONS) http://www.ons.gov.uk/

StatsWales http://statswales.wales.gov.uk/ :

StatsWales http://statswales.wales.gov.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 69

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

data.gov.uk http://data.gov.uk/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 70

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www.rba.co.uk 71 Free Companies House data to boost UK economy - Press releases - GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-companies-house-data-to-boost-uk-economy 17/03/2015

Companies House free data:

Companies House free data http://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_accountsdata.html Bulk data – all or nothing Large daily files available as zipped files No support provided – you’re on your own! www.rba.co.uk 72 17/03/2015

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

European Union - Open Data Portal http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 73

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03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 74 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/data

Statista http://www.statista.com/ :

Statista http://www.statista.com/ “The Statistics Portal for Market Data, Market Research and Market Studies” 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources http://www.statista.com/topics/ some information free, registration (free) required Chart of the day 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 75

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/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 76

Spurious correlations! Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets http://www.tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=7 :

Spurious correlations! Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets http://www.tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=7 www.rba.co.uk 77 17/03/2015

News, alerts and current awareness:

News, alerts and current awareness 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 78

Video:

Video Bing Videos http://www.bing.com/videos/ Vimeo “Your Videos Belong Here” https://vimeo.com/ Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/gb blinkx Video “A simple way to discover and share great videos” http://www.blinkx.com/ Individual news sites ITN Source “The world's leading provider of archive footage" http://www.itnsource.com/en/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 79

News other than Google:

News other than Google Bing and Yahoo News nowhere near as comprehensive as Google News Follow favourite newspapers Follow favourite blogs Identify subject/industry portals Twitter Facebook RSS feeds 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 80

ProQuest Newsstand:

ProQuest Newsstand 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 81 http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK/catalogs/databases/detail/newsstand.shtml Selection also available through public libraries (personal use only)

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 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 82

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

Paper.li http://paper.li/karenblakeman 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 83

Paper.li (Permaculture) http://paper.li/karenblakeman/1378805283 :

Paper.li ( Permaculture ) http://paper.li/karenblakeman/1378805283 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 84

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

Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 85 Curated news e.g. http://www.scoop.it/t/internet-search

Storify:

Storify 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 86 http://storify.com/Emily_Heath/netikx65-when-space-matters-for-collaboration-inn

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Social Searcher http://www.social-searcher.com/ :

Social Searcher http://www.social-searcher.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 89

Topsy.com:

Topsy.com 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 90

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

Twitter Search http://search.twitter.com/ Advanced Twitter search - https://twitter.com/search-advanced 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 91

Use advanced Twitter search commands:

Use advanced Twitter search commands 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 92 See also the free guide on Searching Twitter at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/TwitterSearch.shtml

Tweetdeck :

Tweetdeck 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 93

Facebook Groups and Pages:

Facebook Groups and Pages 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 94

RSS (RSSOwl - desktop only):

RSS ( RSSOwl - desktop only) 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 95

Keeping up to date:

Keeping up to date SearchReSearch http://searchresearch1.blogspot.co.uk/ Search Engine Land http://searchengineland.com/ Search Engine Roundtable http://www.seroundtable.com/ Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/ Karen Blakeman’s Blog http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/ Phil Bradley's weblog http://philbradley.typepad.com/ 03/05/2015 www.rba.co.uk 96

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