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Google Cheat Sheet

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The Boolify Project

A game that teaches students the effects of "and," "or," and "not" on Internet search results.
In addition to the Boolify game, the Boolify Project has a links to teaching resources and videos explaining the effects of operator words on Internet search results.

Library Test
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http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/research-beyond-google

from the e-learning technology blog


Web annotations


Larry Ferlazzo's Best Applications For Annotating Websites
web tools that can mimic a key instructional strategy I use with students in the classroom — having them use post-it notes to annotate books or articles so they can demonstrate their use of reading strategies (asking questions, making connections, etc.).




Information, Research Literacy


OEDB

Online Education Data base

Google can only index the visible web, or searchable web. But the,invisible web, or deep web, is estimated to be 500 times bigger than the searchable web. The invisible web comprises databases and results of specialty search engines that the popular search engines simply are not able to index.

fabulous wiki with lists of search engines, research resources, how to videos and tutorials
Search engine for documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets. Unlike a typical search engine, a DocMazy search does not return websites, it returns only documents (most in pdf format) slideshows, and spreadsheets. DocMazy provides a preview of each document in a pop-up window that allows you to see the entire document without having to download it. If you want to download a document, DocMazy provides a link for that

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About iSEEK: "iSEEK Education is a targeted search engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources from university, government, and established noncommercial providers. It provides time-saving intelligent search and a personal Web-based library to help you locate the most relevant results immediately and find them quickly later. ... iSEEK Education incorporates safe search technologies and editorial review to ensure results are safe and reputable. Rest assured that iSEEK K–12 Internet users are receiving only age-appropriate search results. ... Gathered from thousands of trusted educational sources, iSEEK Education resources are selected for quality and are subject to review by leading educators. iSEEK Education also searches deeper than traditional engines to produce the most specific and relevant results."
  • Googlepedia
    • Firefox add-on that allows users to see Google search results side by side with Wikipedia entries. To use Googlepedia simply enter a search term in Google and if there are matching Wikipedia entries they will appear on the right hand side of your browser window.
  • lemill

Web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources



Custom search engines

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Create a custom news serach page

Find news, videos, photos, blogposts and more. Set out by source



All my favs

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alltop

is an “online magazine rack” of popular topics. Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll bring you stories from the best websites and blogs on the topic.
All the topics, all the time



appappeal


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Askives

questions and answers

Bloo


Online Business Search



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Search Bing and Google Simulataneously





Cuil

(from the ir info page) The Internet has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years but search engines have not kept up—until now. Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.
Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.
Then we offer you helpful choices and suggestions until you find the page you want and that you know is out there. We believe that analyzing the Web rather than our users is a more useful approach, so we don’t collect data about you and your habits, lest we are tempted to peek. With Cuil, your search history is always private.
Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil.

Carot2 clustering engine

search by topics
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Dewey Digger

http://www.deweydigger.com/
Welcome, wonderful web wanderer. Explore knowledge via the Dewey Decimal Classification; just clickety-click.


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eyePlorer is not a proper visual search engine, because you cannot search for any words or phrase you like. The service rather provides you with a visual representation for common, popular facts and suggest connections with other related facts and sources.

eyePlorer searches Wikipedia for specified topics and displays search results graphically. Facts about a topic are represented by “eyespots” on a circular graph. Each eyespot is a heading. If you click on a heading/eyespot, you open a text box containing a summary sentence about it. These sentences can be dragged and dropped onto a notepad and then conveniently copied to the computer’s clipboard for use elsewhere.
Double-clicking on an eyespot connects that heading with other headings to show that they are related in some way. Clicking on a line between two headings, opens a sentence that summarizes the relationship.
Headings are displayed on the left, so they can be opened and then dragged to the notepad on the right.



GolexaWeb Search with complete Page & Site Analysis for each result.



Grokker

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Grokker is a web-based search engine that allows you to explore your results in a visual fashion. Your results are displayed both in a standard outline and in a dynamic map you can interact with. Grokker takes advantage of Yahoo!, Wikipedia, and Amazon Books search engines to perform its queries. Results can be sorted by date, source, domain and refined selecting (or excluding) specific related keywords. Grokker is also available as a software for enterprise use.






KallOut

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you don't have to stop what you're doing and mess around with a toolbar, tab, or window. You simply drag your cursor over content with your mouse, and KallOut performs the search for you Download KallOut here,







KartOO

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KartOO is a web-based visual search engine that can search the Web, images, videos and Wikipedia entries. Using Google, and Yahoo! search engines KartOO allows you to create a visual map where related results are linked between them. You can save and print your map, filter results using a parental filter, and filter your SERPs by language.


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Liveplasma

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Liveplasma is a visual search engine to explore music and movies. By searching for a keyword related to these two topics, the service will suggest other potential related interests and arrange them in bubbles, linked between them. All without leaving your browser. You can also refine your map by searching for specific topics like directors, actors, or a particular discography. The map with your results can also be shared on the Web.



LocPDF


Thumbnail sketches of the PDF’s that are in your search results.




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various word games featuring Microsoft Live Search




Middlespot

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Middlespot is a visual search engine that lets you explore the results of your searches in a visual fashion. Sources available for search are: Web, Images, News, Amazon and Twitter. Middlespots allows you to create as many workpads as the search terms you want to explore. Results will be displayed inside a gallery where you can zoom and re-arrange elements.



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Navify

Wikipedia articles with related videos from Youtube and online images.
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Nexplore

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Nexplore allows you to browse your search results in a visual fashion. Nexplore performs searches on the Web, news, videos, images, blogs and podcasts. The web-based service shows also related Wikipedia definitions for your searched keywords. Results can be displayed in three ways: summary, line, gallery, and can be shared on the Internet.



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- pulls its search results from Twitter, Digg, and other social sharing services. This means that search results are based on what are currently the most shared and discussed links.




oSkope

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oSkope is a visual search engine. Using oSkope you can visually display and explore search results for specific keywords right inside your browser window. Results from Amazon, eBay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo! and YouTube can be explored in different visualizations styles like: grid, stack, pile, graph and list.







Placeopedia


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is a website that provides additional context for Wikipedia entries through Google Maps.
Click on any placemark on Placeopedia's map and you will be linked to a Wikipedia article about that place.
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good tool for students to use to do some quick, general research about a city, state, or country.






Quintura

external image top10_search_dec08g.gif is a two-dimensional tag cloud (i.e. not a list) allowing you to explore concepts related to your original query. Click on a term and the cloud re-orients itself around that new term. You can delete irrelevant terms and Quintura is available in several languages. Content publishers should investigate Quintura for possible use on their sites.
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Quintura is a web-based search engine that allows you to explore results visually. Quintura can search the Web, images and Blinkx. Results are displayed in a customizable tag cloud, and a classic organic outline. the tag cloud with your results can be also embedded and shared with others via e-mail.









RedZee

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RedZee is a visual search engine that shows search results in a visual fashion, displaying a carousel you can navigate back and forth right inside your browser window. No media content can be searched via RedZee.












rollyo

is a service that allows you to create your own custom search engine.
Google's service offers the same concept, but Rollyo is a little more user friendly. Users can enter up to 25 individual sites to roll into a custom search engine. If you sign up for the service you can make your custom search engines either public or private and add it to your Firefox browser.




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Search Cube

graphical search engine that presents search results in a compact, visual format.

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search team

collaborative search
save to search spaces
multiple sign up options


Sleedo

Sleedo is a search engine (using the Google custom search service) that donates money to the World Food Programme when people do their Internet searches through Sleedo.



sourceforge

search opensource software




searchmash





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spree is an expert search engine where users ask questions to find other participating users, who are knowledgeable in that area and willing to help.


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Listed as one of Time magazine's best websites of 2008, this is a slick search engine with an advanced and intuitive interface. Search results are displayed as a gallery of images that allows you to see the page without having to click-through



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spezify



displays all results as images and it searches a wide range of multiple media sources such as video, image Twitter etc, not only text.
If you click on the small spanner icon at the top right you can adjust the setting.



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tagedu (taggy•doo) allows anyone to find educational resources and sites with a simple tagging system!
Results are displayed in "real-time" without page refreshes making the site interactive by employing the latest in web innovation!




Taggalaxy.de

external image top10_search_dec08k.bmpThere are almost no instructions but by clicking, double-clicking, dragging, and just playing around with it you can perform a search. and what you see will be not just an alternative search engine, but an alternative search galaxy!
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TouchGraph Google Browser

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TouchGraph Google Browser is a visual search engine that displays the connections between web sites using Google technology and visualizing the results in an interactive and customizable map. Results can be filtered and re-arranged around the map. You need to have at least Java 1.5 installed on your machine for TouchGraph Google Browser to work.







Ujiko

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Ujiko is a visual search engine you can use to display and explore your search results visually. Completely web-based, Ujiko allows you to scout the Web and arrange your results in a radial outline. Available in English, German and French.




viewzi


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Viewzi is a powerful visual search engine that provides many different possibilities to display your results. Using Yahoo!, Google and Viddler, you can search the Web, images and videos. SERPs can be arranged in stacks, along a Google timeline, for individual site information, using simple text, showing a photo tag cloud, and more. Results can be also customized as you can star or hide sites you care / don't care about. A parental filter is also available.



Windows Live

windows live search tricks



Visual Wikipedia

Visual Wikipedia shows students connections between topics through web diagrams and videos. Visual Wikipedia takes Wikipedia entries and then shows a connections chart or web of related topics. In addition to the web of connections there is a video (often many videos) connected to each topic. Pic shows the connections web for Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Each item on the connections web is linked to more information about that particular topic. Clicking on each link in the connections web also generates a new web about the link clicked


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Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone.
Enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer.
Based on a new kind of knowledge-based computing





Worio

What?

Worio is a discovery engine that works alongside keyword search to expose you to stuff you've been missing using search alone.

Why?

Keyword search can only take you so far. There is a vast amount of useful information that you're simply not aware of. Discovery is about helping you find it.

How?

Worio learns about you and populates your discovery feed (on the right) with stuff you like.




Ziipa


Ziipa is a web-based visual search engine for Web 2.0 web designs and applications. Unlike other competitors in this field, Ziipa does not search images, videos, or other media content. Results are showed by a gallery and a tag cloud and can be shared and syndicated via RSS.






Themed Search Engines



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Web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources

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is a new search engine designed for academic use. Ref Seek seems to eliminate the advertising and paid links found on Google, Ask, Yahoo, and other commercial search engines.


ART

Art Explorer

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Books

zoomii

a virtual bookstore browsing service, may be just what you were looking for.

Image search


Issue crawler

a software tool that locates and visualizes social networks on the Web. The Issue Crawler is used by NGOs and other researchers to answer questions about specific networks and effective networking more generally. You also may do in-depth research with the software.


Forrestle


forrestle.jpgEveryone seems to want to save the rainforest. If you’re one of those people, you should start searching through Forestle.org. This self-described green search engine uses its advertising revenue to protect endangered regions of the rainforest. With every search you make through the site, you’ll be helping them save up to 0.1 square meters of rainforest. Eco-friendly folks should really like this concept.



Media


Australian newspapers


ABC Behind The News

Media Cloud
You can use this form to create charts showing information about different media sources. The Media Cloud system identifies relevant terms from news stories and allows you to do analysis of that data. Try it. If you find something interesting, leave a comment below.

Metakilller
engaging and accessible design of multi-colored blocks that show a headline, a summary of the story, and a link to the whole piece




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Medical


Mednar

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People

Wikiworldbook

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Twitter

Phil Bradley's Weblog


Video Search

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quick and efficient video searching.

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Nibipedia.
the result of matching Wikipedia entries to YouTube videos.





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Web Quests