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10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching - TechRepublic - 0 views

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    This article goes over tips that can be helpful when doing research online. I think some of these were discussed in class but some of them are new too.
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Understanding MARC - 0 views

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    a good website help you understand all the details about MARC.
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Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
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Using Primary Sources on the Web - 0 views

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    Gives the definition of a Primary Source and how/when to use them! Plus it gives great examples of what a Primary Source actually is!

http://library.ucf.edu/Reference/Guides/ScholarlyvPopular.php - 0 views

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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices - 0 views

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    Harvard University has been advising its professors to publish their work to open access journals since many large journal publishers are charging higher fees.
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Why Your Brain Craves Infographics - 0 views

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    This infographic explains why the brain finds it easier to read information presented in this way. Every day, we're exposed to more information than ever before and visuals help our brain process everything.
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10 Interesting And Unusual Wikipedia Articles - 1 views

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    Listserve is a website that writes about lists of things strange and yet fascinating at the same time. This list definetly falls under this idea, and despite the fact that this article was originally published in 2011, most of the articles in this list are still up and running on wikipedia.
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History of wikis - 0 views

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    I found this to be really helpful if anyone is interested in the history of wikis. Wikipedia is one of the most popular wiki websites, but not the first.
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    Another useful link, Paola! Thanks.
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Open Access Week Wikipedia Contributor - 0 views

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    The fundamental principles by which Wikipedia operates can be summarized in five " pillars"
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    I attended one of the Open Access Week events in which a contributor from Wikipedia came and spoke about Wikipedia. I found the presentation to be really interesting. He spoke about the five pillars of Wikipedia (which we've already learned about) among other things.
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    Thanks, Paola. I'll add 5 points to your Exam 2 grade when I grade it.
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The Search Engine That Has Indexed All Tweets in History -- Now a Possible Acquisition ... - 0 views

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    I came across this as I was looking for history of search engines and its pretty crazy that the site Topsy has been able to save every single tweet since twitter launched! that's 300 billion tweets!!! and you can search them all as it is open to the public. I hadn't heard about Topsy but it seems like they are gaining a good reputation and going against big search engines like Yahoo and Bing.
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History of Google - 0 views

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    Since we were talking about the history of Google earlier today, I found this and I thought I'd share with you all. It gives a great detailed timeline (provided by Google themselves) on their history.
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    That is a good link, Paola, thanks.
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How To Build A Basic Web Crawler To Pull Information From A Website (Part 1) - 0 views

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    This a great website not only describing how web crawlers work, but how you can create on your own. Descriptions and pictures really help to create one if your stuck too.
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    That is a good tutorial -- thanks, Gordon. My own PHP skills are good enough to build this, though at the moment I don't need to. I had forgotten the synonym "scrapers," too. Useful quotation: "One typical task that Google performs is to pull all the links from a page and see which sites they are endorsing."
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Wikipedia:List of free online resources - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    This Wikipedia page shows all the available online resources open to the public.
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    Interesting, Taylor. Notice that that page is part of a project called "The Resource Exchange" and/or "The Wikipedia Library." I was just talking to a frequent Wikipedia editor named Jake Orlowitz the other day who's volunteering with the Wikipedia Library; we're going to try to bring him to campus to give a talk. If we do, I'll let y'all know. Thanks for the link!
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Understanding a URL - 1 views

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    This web page has an easy and detailed explanation about what a URL is and its three basic parts: the protocol, the server name, and the resource ID.
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    In theory that's a good resource, Jimin, except that it's wrong. :) The "server name" could be anything, and has very little to do with the domain name. It is true that you can usually log in to a server (a remote computer) by giving whatever program you're logging in with the domain name, but that doesn't mean that the server itself has the same name as the website. That page is also very, very wrong in calling the the top-level domain (.org etc.) the "domain name." It's important to note that that page was almost certainly written by a librarian, not a tech professional. (Of course, I'm an English PhD, not a tech professional myself, but still.) And when I looked at the source code, I could tell that it was hand-coded in HTML, which indicates to me that it's probably many years old. Wish there were a "dislike" button. :)
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The Internet vs. the Web - 0 views

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    just repost this because last time posted wrong. this article talks about some basic differences between Internet and Web.
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Top 10 Most Usable Content Management Systems - 1 views

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    In addition to the content management systems we talked about today like wordpress, there are plenty of other great content management systems out there for people to use.
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    Although that article was written way back in 2009, I'd say it's still pretty accurate. All the CMSes I know of are in that list, plus some I hadn't heard of.
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Just a fun article about the internet. - 0 views

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    Don't forget to add a comment that describes what's at the link, Milan. I'll give you credit this time, but not next time. That is clearly an *ancient* web page. If you do View Source on it, too, you can tell (at least I can) that it was hand-coded in HTML rather than generated by a CMS. And all the tags are written in capital letters, . No one does that anymore.
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    Plus, crews.org is a middle school. I don't really trust what they say about the Internet. :) Of course, if it's "just for fun" ...
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Internet VS Web - 0 views

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    Here is a video explanation of the differences between the internet and the web. It includes a brief history of the internet and the foundation of the Web. This video highlights the information we learned in class and shows images to explain the differences between the two.
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