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THERE IS MORE TO SEARCHING THE WEB THAN GOOGLE. HeSCA 2003 28 th International Conference on Health and Science Communication June 20, 2003 Lori J. Klein National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services. What Am I Talking About?. Share of Online Searches.

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THERE IS MORE TO SEARCHING THE WEB THAN GOOGLE

HeSCA 2003

28th International Conference on Health

and Science Communication

June 20, 2003

Lori J. Klein

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services



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Share of Online Searches

Source: comScore qSearch, April 2003


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Search Engine

“A remotely accessible program that lets you do keyword searches for information on the Internet”

  • Single-Search Engine

    • Lycos

    • Go.com

  • Meta-Search Engine

    • Dogpile

    • Vivísimo

      http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html



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AltaVista

  • Has categories which you can search in

  • Has several different navigation bars to use

  • Has an advanced search feature (buried)

  • Handy features:

    • search specifically for images, MP3/audio, andvideos (not always featured on front page)

    • Babel Fish for translations (10 languages)



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Google

  • Less cluttered home page

  • Advanced search more obvious

  • Search groups still, but a layer in

  • Image search (425 million images)

    • has specific help and advanced search



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AllTheWeb

  • Again a nice, clean layout

  • Buttons on top to search specifically for pictures, video, audio

  • Easy access to customize your retrieval

    • highlight search terms

    • open results in new window

    • number of search results per page



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Yahoo

  • Really busy page, this is just the top part

  • From Company Overview - “The Only Place Anyone Needs To Go Find Anything, Communicate With Anyone, Or Buy Anything”

  • From main page links you to access info for various media (PDA, Web-enabled phone, voice)



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Common Search Tips

+ in front of a word means results must include the word (AND)

- in front of a word means results should not include the word (ANDNOT or NOT)

“ ” used around words indicates search as a phrase

* truncation or wild card symbol

( ) used for nesting

Arrange terms from left to right


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Meta-Search Engines

  • Same features and capabilities already discussed may be available

  • Many allow you to choose which engines to search (This list is from Dogpile.)






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AllTheWeb

AltaVista

Ditto.com

Google

HotBot

iBoogie

ixquick

Lycos

Moving Image Gateway

MSN

ProFusion

Singingfish

Vivisimo

WebCrawler

Good Engines for Multi-Media and Images



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AllTheWeb

AltaVista

FindSounds

HotBot

iBoogie

Lycos

MSN

Pandia Search Central

Singingfish

Vivisimo

Good Engines for Audio


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No Advertising

  • DMOZ Open Directory Project - a volunteer-led directory for which people categorize sites

  • Vivisimo - a “a showcase demonstration” of clustering technology which organizes the output of other search engines

  • Honorable mention: My Way and WebCrawler - no banners or pop-ups



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Good Web Sites for Information

Helpful Guide to Search Engines at http://www.monash.com/spidap.html

Multi-search Engines - a comparison at http://www.philb.com/msengine.htm

Search Engine Showdown at http://notess.com/search/

Search Engine Watch at http://www.searchenginewatch.com/

Search Engines Databases and Newswires at http://www.internets.com

Search Tools Chart at http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html


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URLs of Search Engines

http://www.alltheweb.com

http://www.altavista.com

http://www.anywho.com

http://search.aol.com/aolcom/index.jsp

http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/gateway

http://www.ditto.com

http://www.dmoz.org


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URLs, cont.

http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl

http://www.excite.com

http://www.findsounds.com

http://www.go.com

http://www.google.com

http://www.hotbot.com

http://www.iBoogie.com


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URLs, cont.

http://www.ixquick.com

http://www.kartoo.com

http://www.lycos.com

http://www.msn.com

http://www.myway.com

http://www.pandia.com

http://www.profusion.com


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URLs, cont.

http://www.singingfish.com

http://www.switchboard.com

http://www.teoma.com

http://vivisimo.com

http://www.webcrawler.com

http://www.yahoo.com


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Contacting Me

Lori J. Klein

Reference Section

National Library of Medicine

301-435-4891

[email protected]


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