Monday, May 30, 2005

New Interface Available: Search Only Material in the Google Print Database

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050526-184606 Google has just released a Google Print "only" interface at http://print.google.com. SearchEngineWatch

Welcome to Young Adult Books Central

http://yabookscentral.com/ Do you like books? Love books? Are you entranced by authors? Do you want to write? Need homework help? you've come to the right place. LibraryStuff

Introducing a New Web Search Contender

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3507266 Exalead is a fairly new search engine from France, introduced in October 2004 and still officially in beta. SearchEngineWatch

Cool uses of Google Maps

http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/002626.php Lately a number of sites and developers have been tapping into Google Maps to create great new tools. Neat New Stuff

PotterParties

http://www.potterparties.com/ With the release of the sixth Potter book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, coming on July 16, millions of fans are preparing for another set of midnight parties at bookstores around the world. Potter fans will come together to share the experience, and Potter Parties gives them the opportunity to do as easily and with as much flair as they want. ResearchBuzz

Yahoo! Mindset

http://mindset.research.yahoo.com/ View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational. ResearchBuzz

Publishers Protest Google Library Project

http://tinyurl.com/dqq9e A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index. NewsLinx

Trump's latest deal: An online university

http://www.usatoday.com/money/2005-05-23-trump-u_x.htm "I went to the best business school in the world," Trump said in an interview. "You on't have to go through four years to learn a lot." NewsLinx

Monday, May 23, 2005

Google Launches Personalized Home Page

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3506541 Google has unveiled a new service that allows people to consolidate various Google features they use, ranging from web search to email, into a personalized home page. SearchEngineWatch

Fabulous Fiction

http://www.fabfiction.moonfruit.com/ Two 13-year-old boys who have created an award-winning website aimed at inspiring young people to read. Neat New Stuff

HighWire Press

http://highwire.stanford.edu/ Over 15 million articles from over 4,500 PubMed journals, including 900,321 free full text articles from 860 HighWire-hosted journals. ResourceShelf

AirSafe.com

http://www.airsafe.com/ Critical Information for
the Traveling Public. ResourceShelf

Monday, May 16, 2005

Wink

http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. Zillman

Fillthatjob

http://www.fillthatjob.com/ "Our mission is to make your job search experience the best and easiest it can possibly be." Zillman

FictionFinder

http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/ FictionFinder provides a work-based approach to fiction. You can search by place (New Orleans, for example); by character (Nancy Drew), and more. When you find an item you are interested in, you can then learn whether your library has it. Neat New Stuff

Book Sense Picks

http://www.booksense.com/bspicks/kidspicks/sum05index.jsp Selection of eclectic new books chosen by independent booksellers. lii.org

Grants.gov

http://www.grants.gov/ Single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. SLJ.com

Major Search Engines Deliver Much Different Results

http://tinyurl.com/7vvkf The search results delivered by Ask Jeeves, Google, and Yahoo differ substantially from one another, according to a study conducted by search site Dogpile.com in conjunction with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University. LISNews

Ohio Private Colleges

http://ohioprivatecolleges.com/ Collaborative effort between The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) and The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Work.com

http://www.work.com/ "The Best Jobs Direct from the Best Companies." SearchEngineWatch

New Google Software Attempts to Speed Up Your Web Browsing Experience

http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050504-145307 Google Labs has just released (beta), web accelerator software that is designed to speed p your online experience and make your surfing faster and more efficient. SearchEngineWatch

Google searches for quality not quantity

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/info-tech/mg18624975.900 GOOGLE has plans that will dramatically improve the results of internet news searches, by ranking them according to quality rather than simply by their date and relevance to search terms. The Virtual Chase

Clusty Jobs

http://jobs.clusty.com/ Search and clustering of over 500 websites and job boards, the top 200 newspapers, hundreds of associations, and company career pages. ResourceShelf

Going Under Cover with Book Search Tools

http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3502416 Google, Amazon and others offer really useful "search inside the book" tools, but they're not always the easiest features to use. SearchEngineWatch

Thomson Unfazed by Google

http://tinyurl.com/98kgj Subscription databases better than Google. ResourceShelf

9th Annual Webby Awards

http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php Best of the Web. Neat New Stuff

Kovels Online

http://www.kovels.com/ "There are millions of prices available on the Internet -- too many to be helpful. You can believe the prices listed here are accurate and more useful." lii.org

Google's built-in calculator function

http://www.googleguide.com/calculator.html Instead of using a piece of paper, your calculator, or a computer math software program, you can now solve mathematical problems with Google's built-in calculator function. lii.org

Monday, May 02, 2005

Searching Books Between the Covers

http://www.infotoday.com/online/may05/OnTheNet.shtml " First, in October 2003, Amazon introduced Search Within the Book with extracts from some books and the full text from others. Then, Google started its Google Print program with book extracts. Next, in April 2004, Amazon launched A9.com, which combined Search Within the Book with Web searching." Online

PC World's Info Centers

http://www.pcworld.com/resource/allinfocenters.asp Doing product research? Wondering about spyware, Windows, and other major technology topics? Provisioning your small business or home office? Our Info Centers are your one-stop shop for everything you need: reviews, charts, how-to's, articles, downloads, and pricing info on the products and topics that most interest you. Neat New Stuff

Become

http://www.become.com/ Buying guides, articles, forums, reviews, specs and information from across the web to help you buy the right product. ResearchBuzz

Incoming Links Directory of Directories

http://www.incominglinks.com/ 589 niche, topical directories. ResearchBuzz

Storm brewing over online data from National Weather Service

http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/legislation/story/0,10801,101345,00.html?source=x06 Critics say the NWS is improperly competing head to head with private weather companies that sell detailed and targeted weather information to businesses, farmers and others. And a bill has been filed in Congress to stop the weather agency from offering the detailed weather data online for free. NewsLinx

Librarians air frustrations

http://www.fcw.com/article88701-04-27-05-Web Federal depository librarians remain frustrated by the Government Printing Office’s shift to electronic formats because it is a move that partly ignores their current roles, some experts and librarians say. NewsLinx

Meatrix

http://www.themeatrix.com/ "Welcome to the action site for The Meatrix, the most popular online advocacy film ever, with over 6 million viewers!" Scout Report