Alternative Search Strategies for Education

Shari McCurdy Smith (University of Illinois-Springfield, US)
Emily Welch-Boles (University of Illinois-Springfield, US)
Session Information
July 11, 2011 - 9:00am
Session Type: 
Pre-conference Workshop AM
Session Duration: 
1/2 Day - 3 Hours
Virtual Session
Session Chair: 
Dale Hale

Google and Bing dominate the search engine marketplace, but they are not the only – and in some cases not the best – research tools available. We will examine the range of Internet search tools that are available with an emphasis on those that will best serve those in education. Unique engines such at Touch Graph, Exalead, RaRoi, Blinkx, Wolfram Alpha, Internet Archive, and the Good Search Engine may not be household terms, but these and others have unique, useful qualities for those searching the Web.