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?
Created by Catalina Charles
November 24, 2008
The World Beyond Google
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…..
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
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 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! 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.
Clusty provides users
related search topics
to help organize your
Complete Planet allows for a deep web directory search for highly topical information. Search invisible web databases with just a few key strokes.
Google Scholar allows users to search peer-reviewed journals, books, abstracts, preprints, theses and technical reports with its site.
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!
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.
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