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John Pearce

Free PDF Search Engine. PDFcatch.net - 2 views

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    pdfcatch.net is a search engine and online viewer for ebooks in .pdf file format. You can find and download the ebook but please respect the publisher and the author for their creations if their books copyrighted.
John Pearce

Create A Google Custom Search Engine Fueled By Your Research - 0 views

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    "No matter what topic you are interested in, Google can only go so far in providing you with the search results that you need. You have to remember that Google is searching through the entire Internet in order to offer you relevant results about your unique topic. The more unique or specialized the topic, the more difficult it is for Google to identify useful sites." This How To from Make Use Of details how to create a custom search engine based around a pre-defined set of websites.
John Pearce

BL3NK - 1 views

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    Powered by Google this "instant" search portal searches the Web, images, news, video, Twitter and Google Maps. Though it is slower to react than single focussed searches, because it aggregates results across a range of reference types it is still useful. To find out more check out the video link in the bottom right corner of the search screen.
John Pearce

YouTube Instant - 2 views

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    A search tool for YouTube modeled on Google Instant search
John Pearce

The search guessing game - 6 views

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    Think you know about searching with Google, then take this activity to find out how much you do know and at the same time inform an online research study.
John Pearce

GOOGLE - 7 views

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    This is a great Livebinders collection of all things Google including search, apps, docs, Earth amongst others. Lots of references to documents, video and slideshares etc. If anything there is just a little "too much" goodness to look through :).
John Pearce

Twurdy Search - Search for Readable Results - 4 views

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    Twurdy has been created to provide people with access to search results that suit their own readability level. Twurdy uses text analysis software to "read" each page before it is displayed in the results. Then Twurdy gives each page a readability level. Twurdy then shows the readability level of the page along with a color coded system to help users determine how easy the page will be to understand.
John Pearce

Mashpedia, the real-time encyclopedia - 5 views

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    Mashpedia is a real-time, multimedia and social encyclopedia with millions of articles providing dynamic, fresh information; it's free to use and open for public participation, allowing users to discuss specific topics, post and answer questions, share relevant links or contribute in new creative ways. Mashpedia presents an organized mashup of results from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google News, Books, Blog Posts, and further contextual information, thus providing a quick, practical outlook for every topic.
John Pearce

The Wikipedia Game - 2 views

  • You're given a start Wikipedia article, like "Banana" And a winning article, like "Britney Spears" Now click as few links as possible to get from "Banana" to "Britney Spears", as fast as you can!
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    Via Adrian Camm, a link to The wikipedia game is played by having you begin with a start Wikipedia article, eg banana and a winning article eg "Britney Spears". The task is to get from the start article to the winning article in as few clicks as possible.
John Pearce

How to: Use Twitter Search Effectively | Ask Aaron Lee - 1 views

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    From Aaron Lee comes a great article on being more efficient in using Twitter to locate information. It is based around the use of the Firefox Twitter plugin though this is not mandatory.
John Pearce

Kids search: the poster - 13 views

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    The Amazing Joyce Valenza shares this great poster of search engines specially suited to primary school students. The only drawback is that as it's a Glogster, it can take quite some time to load dependent on your connection.
John Pearce

YouTube - How Search Works - 4 views

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    This neat video from Google looks at how the Google search function works from the spiders though to the software algorithms that search the index of Search Terms that makes up Google. The only drawback is the self promotion tacked onto the end of the video.
John Pearce

YouTube - How Google Search Works - 1 views

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    A really nice Google movie on how Google Search works. There is a bit of Google propaganda at the end but if you want you can trim this.
John Pearce

Let me google that for you - 6 views

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    A search portal that builds on google by using a question format
John Pearce

Tools For Search - 5 views

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    This wikispace contains links to a huge range of search engines and tools. Some of the links have brief annotations attached and many links lead to other wikis and search engine lists. The most useful aspect is the comprehensive nature and categorisation of the list.
John Pearce

DanRussell-Search-GTA-part-2 - 1 views

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    The second part of the Dan Russell look at search mainly with Google.
John Pearce

DanRussell-Search-GTA-part-1 - 2 views

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    A great Google Doc from Dan Russell all about optimizing Google Images searches. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
John Pearce

The Complete Guidebook To Web Searching [PDF] - 5 views

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    Though an American based guide, this pdf download from MakeUseOf nontheless has some useful and interesting basic information about the most interesting search engines. Because it is largely for the US market some of the references to more specific engines such as price comparison searches will not be relevant. The guide is useful however in pointing out that search and Google are not interchangeable terms.
John Pearce

Social Media Search Tool | WhosTalkin? - 4 views

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    Want to search across 60 of the main social networking spaces via the one portal then WhosTalkin.com is the place to go. You can search via a group type eg blogs, videos or images, or sub spaces within these groups. This is a really interesting tool for searching on trending topics. It's also fun to do a search on your own online identity to see what others are saying about you.
Martin Pluss

Conversational Search - 3 views

shared by Martin Pluss on 06 Oct 09 - Cached
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    Backtype is yet another search engine this time looking to mine "real time web based conversations". A quick check suggests that though it does quite a good job of checking through social media such as blogs and Facebook the Chatter search on the side panel misses most of the Twitter traffic. Worth a look though.
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    Backtype is yet another search engine this time looking to mine "real time web based conversations". A quick check suggests that though it does quite a good job of checking through social media such as blogs and Facebook the Chatter search on the side panel misses most of the Twitter traffic. Worth a look though.
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