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06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 1 Internet Search: a challenging and ever changing landscapeCILIP in the Thames Valley, 6 October 2009 karen.blakeman@rba.co.uk, Twitter: karenblakeman Blog: http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/ http://www.slideshare.net/karenblakeman Photo: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/597631 © Copyright Andrew Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Comments before we start : 

Comments before we start I have annotated some of the slides in this presentation with extracts from my blog postings and new comments. As many of the slides are screen shots make sure you check out the notes. I have been trying to add a narration but cannot get it to work in Office 2007 – I may have sussed it by the time I make the presentation generally available (no promises!) Apologies if I have missed out your favourite new gizmo but we have limited time for this session. Blatant advertising warning: If you want to learn more and have time to play with these tools I am running a workshop in London on 29th October 2009. Details on http://www.rba.co.uk/training/searching.htm 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 2

What’s happening with search : 

What’s happening with search Lots! New services and products from Google Live.com re-launched as Bing Visualisation of search results New specialist search tools Web 2.0 and social media included in the standard ‘search mix’ forget about the labels and jargon for serious research this is no longer an option it is an essential part of your information search strategy you go to where the conversations are you go to where the information is 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 3

Google – What’s New : 

Google – What’s New Show options 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 4

Google – Options, date and timeline : 

Google – Options, date and timeline 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 5

Google – related searches : 

Google – related searches 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 6

Google Wonderwheel : 

Google Wonderwheel 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 7

Google – more shopping sites : 

Google – more shopping sites 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 8

Google Images - Options : 

Google Images - Options 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 9

Chromatik - Image search by colour http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ : 

Chromatik - Image search by colour http://chromatik.labs.exalead.com/ Review at http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/09/16/searching-for-images-by-colour/ Search by colour and keyword Images from Flickr but can’t click through to original page 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 10

Multicolr Search Lab http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/ : 

Multicolr Search Lab http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/ Search for up to 10 colours No key word searching of content Flickr creative commons images 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 11

Google Similar Images : 

Google Similar Images http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 12

Creative Commons and public domain images : 

Creative Commons and public domain images Karen Blakeman's Blog Free-to-use images might not be http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/07/16/free-to-use-images-might-not-be/ Google advanced image search use the pull down menu under usage rights Flickr Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/ MorgueFile.com http://www.morguefile.com/ Most of the images on US government web sites (but do check) Nasa http://www.nasa.gov/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 13

Google Caffeine http://www.comparecaffeine.com/ : 

Google Caffeine http://www.comparecaffeine.com/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 14

Google Squared : 

Google Squared Google Labs http://labs.google.com/ http://www.google.com/squared Tries to compile a table (squares) from the information in the pages on your results page But web pages unstructured and tables are structured Can edit, remove or manually add information Can add or remove columns It does give you the source and you can view the document Can now sort table by data in a column e.g. heights of mountains Can now export tables as csv files 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 15

Google Squared : 

Google Squared 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 16

Exalead Labs – http://labs.exalead.com/ : 

Exalead Labs – http://labs.exalead.com/ http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2009/09/exalead-laboratories.html Chromatik – search by key word and colour Constellations Interesting visualisation of search results Miiget – for celebrities Tweepz – Twitter search for people Voxalead News – searches for your terms within news videos Wikifier (?) 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 17

Exalead Labs - Constellations : 

Exalead Labs - Constellations 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 18

Miiget – for celebrities : 

Miiget – for celebrities 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 19

Tweepz – people on Twitter : 

Tweepz – people on Twitter 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 20

Yahoo! : 

Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.co.uk/ http://search.yahoo.co.uk/ http://search.yahoo.com/ May start using Bing web search next year Home page seem to change every few months Now includes options to limit search to selected networking sites Search pad for recording searches & notes, Explore Concepts 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 21

Bing : 

Bing http://www.bing.com/ , http://www.bing.co.uk/ (was live.com) “decision engine” Results tend to be more consumer oriented Seems to have the most up to date database and possibly the most extensive database of web pages (although we were told at a London meeting that they only have 10 billion pages!) Good image search option Maps http://maps.bing.com/ New interface but no improvement in advanced search screen Results vary considerably depending on the country version May be issues regarding censorship see Phil Bradley’s blog Bing: excluding results from UK version? http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2009/06/bing-excluding-results-from-uk-version.html 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 22

Blindsearch : 

Blindsearch http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 23

iSEEK : 

iSEEK http://www.iseek.com/ Clusters results into topics, people, places, organisations, date & time Search on a person gives priority to social media profiles “Education” option – more research oriented pages 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 24

Biznar : 

Biznar http://www.biznar.com/ Real time federated search of selected business resources, some of them “hidden web” or “deep web” Click on Advanced Search to see a list of the sources 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 25

Multi-search engines : 

Multi-search engines Zuula http://www.zuula.com runs your search through a range of search tools one by one order can be customised Browsys Finder (was Intelways/Crossengine) http://www.browsys.com/finder similar to Zuula but with more options 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 26

Zuula : 

Zuula http://www.zuula.com/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 27

http://www.browsys.com/finder/ : 

http://www.browsys.com/finder/ 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 28 Click on search tools one by one

DocJax : 

DocJax http://www.docjax.com/ Search for pdf, ppt, doc, xls files in Yahoo and Google 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 29

Wolfram Alpha : 

Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/ “Computational knowledge engine” “Curated data” gathered from a variety of sources and added to their database Does not give you the source of the answers Sometimes very out of date Sometimes wrong e.g. structure of galactose Have to ask the question in the right way Good for maths homework! 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 30

Wolfram Alpha : 

Wolfram Alpha Structure of Galactose – EPIC FAIL! 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 31

Blogs : 

Blogs For expert opinion and up to the minute news Blog postings often indexed within minutes of publication Google search, click on Show options on results page and select Blogs, or select last 24 hours or past week under date/time options Google Blogsearch http://www.google.com/blogsearch includes web pages that have RSS feeds e.g. news sites that are not strictly speaking blogs Blogpulse http://www.blogpulse.com/ click on trends to see graph of how often your terms are mentioned in the postings indexed by Blogpulse 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 32

Twitter : 

Twitter For seeing what people are saying about a company, organisation, product, person or conference Reputation monitoring Trouble –shooting http://search.twitter.com/ For older tweets use Google Advanced Search and search within twitter.com under site/domain search 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 33

123People : 

123People http://www.123people.com/ Searches image sections of major search engines Flickr Facebook LinkedIn Blogs Web Videos Email addresses 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 34

Further information & keeping up to date : 

Further information & keeping up to date Information World Review (IWR) and IWR Blog http://www.iwr.co.uk/, http://blog.iwr.co.uk/ Phil Bradley’s Blog http://philbradley.typepad.com/ Karen Blakeman’s Blog http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/ Internet Resources Newsletter http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/ Annual Online Information Exhibition, London, usually at the beginning of December http://www.online-information.co.uk/ Extensive programme of free seminars, updates and master classes on the exhibition floor. 06 October 2009 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 35

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