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Expanding Our Tree of Knowledge. Created by Catalina Charles November 24, 2008. The World Beyond Google. Helping Students Gather the Information They Need. Have you ever noticed that students tend to use google as their primary searching option?

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Expanding our tree of knowledge

Expanding Our Tree of Knowledge

Created by Catalina Charles

November 24, 2008

The World Beyond Google


Helping students gather the information they need
Helping Students Gather the Information They Need.

Have you ever noticed that students tend to use google as their primary searching option?

Sometimes finding information on google can be like searching for a needle in a haystack.


Although Google has many wonderful tools, it tends to overshadow all the other possibilities.Google often gives a searcher an overwhelming amount of hits to have to sort through. Thus making us feel like this…..


Just as there are many resources to choose from, there are also many searching options.Here are a few ideas…

  • Other search engines/portals

  • Metasearch Sites

  • The Invisible Web


Other search engines and portals these are just a few options
Other Search Engines and Portals- These are just a few options…

  • Yahoo.com

  • Yahooligans

  • Lygo Visual Search

  • Ask

  • Kidsclick!


  • Yahoo options…http://www/yahoo.com

    The Yahoo site offers an array of news, ads and links to various services. It has been one of the Web’s major search engines along with Google. For more streamlined searches use

    http://search.yahoo.com

  • For the younger crowd try Yahooligans!

    http://yahooligans.yahoo.com


Lygo visual search
Lygo Visual Search options…

http://lygo.com

Lygo is a visual search engine that produces results by showing the page you will be sent to if you choose that result. It is very handy for those of us who are visual learners.


Ask com
Ask.com options…

http://www.ask.com

Ask.com has changed its site over the years from a question answer site (Ask Jeeves) to currently offering a Web search, additional databases and other features. It also serves users in other countries such as Japan, Germany, Spain, and the U.K.


Kidsclick
Kidsclick! options…

http://kidsclick.org

Kidsclick! Is a site created by librarians at the Catskill Library System

Kidsclick! provides fewer, more relevant results to cut down on search time. Fewer choices is always a good idea when searching with young children.


Metasearch sites these sites search several search engines at once all with one search command
Metasearch Sites options…These sites search several search engines at once, all with one search command.

Clusty http://clusty.com

Clusty provides users

with

related search topics

to help organize your

thoughts.


Kartoo http www kartoo com
KartOO http://www.kartoo.com options…

  • KartOO is a visual meta-search site that creates a graphic organizer of results and related content.


The invisible web
The Invisible Web options…

  • There is a world of information available that regular search engines are unable to find. This data is called the Invisible Web- information that is located in certain databases, or in collections of different file formats.


Complete Planet allows for a deep web directory search for highly topical information. Search invisible web databases with just a few key strokes.

http://aip.completeplanet.com

Google Scholar allows users to search peer-reviewed journals, books, abstracts, preprints, theses and technical reports with its site.

http://scholar.google.com


Conclusion
Conclusion highly topical information. Search invisible web databases with just a few key strokes.

Go forth and conquer the world of information! You now hold a few more resources in your mental file cabinets to help your students find anything they need. Good luck on your pathway through the information highway!


Works cited
Works Cited highly topical information. Search invisible web databases with just a few key strokes.

Hock, Randolph. The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook. Medford, New Jersey: Cyber Age Books: 2007.

McDermott, Irene. The Librarian’s Internet Survival Guide. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc: 2006.

Images:

Haystack-Slide 2 http://blog.selliusrealestate.com/tips-useful-links/3-google-search-tricks/2006/07/30

Exhausted Pose-Slide 3 http://jischinger.wordpress.com/2008/04/19/brief/

Books-Slide 4 http://www.cooperativeindividualism.org

Invisible Web- Slide 12 http://www.closerlooksearch.com/images/iceberg.jpg

Info Highway- Slide 14 http://cnonline.net/~TheCookieJar/Amys-Homepage.html


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