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Friday, February 22, 2008

Search, Research, Read...

Rinse and repeat. I think I see a theme here.

From my new favorite obsession, AltSearchEngines: The Anti-Google Search Engine List. A long list of alternative search engines to explore.

Speaking of unique search engines, you won't believe this one! You hum or sing the song you are thinking of and Midomi finds it for you! Does this work for the tone deaf? Actually, they say yes.

Locally, we have been working on "fine tuning" (get the segue from the music search engine above?) our Discovery Search or federated search service. You can find the common interface under Find Articles at the top of the page. Some subject pages like Psychology, Modern Languages, Art, Dance, Theatre, Computer Science, and all of the education pages have their own special search box now, with more to come. What does that mean to you? You can search from one box across all of the major journal article databases in your discipline! Ease and convenience at your fingertips.

Librarian Jane Smith shares a new Government Information program... Ask a Librarian for government information assistance. Read more...

Speaking of reading more (segue alert!) ... Cool Social Reading site (that I am definitely going to sign up for) GoodReads. Look for books, share your reviews, create "shelves" of what you have read and what you want to read in the future.

Today's Interesting Book Storage Idea: Bookshelves in a staircase.


Anonymous Charles Knight said...

I'm glad you enjoy AltSearchEngines!

Charles Knight, editor

4:40 PM  

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