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Going Beyond Google And Wikipedia
Finding Quality Information In Databases, E-Libraries And In The Hidden Web.

Part 1: Desperately Seeking…Effective Search Tools? Start Here and Ye Shall Find

Christina Nord and John Royce

The sites
The sources
The slides (download a .pdf file - 1 slide to a page)
The handout (download a .pdf file - 6 slides to a page)

The sites

Arabic search engine and smart keyboard



Citeseer : Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine

DMOZ (Open Directory Project)


FindSounds : search the web for sounds


Google Directory

Google Scholar



IPL2 (Internet Public Library and Librarians' Internet Index combined)




Mölndals Länkkatalog


Refseek : Academic Search Engine


Search Engine Directory



Yahoo Directory

Yahoo-vs-Google : Lack of overlap: Yahoo vs Google



Camera tripod. Helpful Photography Items. Nd. Web.

Connaway, L.S. & Dickey, T. (2010). The digital information seeker: report of the findings from selected OCLC, RIN, and JISC user behaviour projects. OCLC Research. 2010. Web. digitalinformationseekerreport.pdf

Cure for cancer prevent cancer with Amygdalin laetrile vitamin b17. nd. Web.

Donald Rumsfeld soundbite archive. BBC, 2008. Web.

Dr. Hulda Clark's Cure for Cancer and AIDS - the clark zapper - BREAKING NEWS. 2006. Web.


Guardian. Rhodesias ring out Federation. Guardian, 1 January, 1964. Web.

Guardian. The sure way to end the war. Guardian, 12 September, 1914. Web.

Jamali, H. R. & Asadi, S. (2010). Google and the scholar: the role of Google in scientists’ information-seeking behaviour. Online Information Review 34 (2), pp. 282-294. doi: 10.1108/14684521011036990

Milking Stool. Harvest of History: Primary Sources.

Moran, Mark. Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google. 22 March 2010. Web.

Norton, Linda. Essay-Writing: What Really Counts? Higher Education, 20 (4), Dec. 1990, p. 423

Patrick, Meriel. Fostering effective and appropriate use of online resources: (Or: how do we stop students copying their essays from Wikipedia?). Discourse 8 (1), September 2010, 99-111. Web.

Rowlands, Ian (2008). information behaviour of the researcher of the future: a Ciber briefng paper. London: University College London, Downloadable at downloads/ggexecutive.pdf

Rumsfeldisms. nd. Web.

Sherman, Chris and Gary Price. The invisible web: uncovering information sources search engines can’t see. Medford NJ: CyberAge Books, 2001. : Rumor has it.

Valenza, Joyce. “What’s not on the web.” Learning and Leading with Technology, Sept. 2001, 7-9, 48.

Wandering Academic. “Question: In the Age of Google, Do Students Need Facts?” 2010. Web.


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