I’m in love with Listen Notes, aÂ new-ish podcast search tool. Listen Notes makes is so easy to find just the right podcast content for whatever you’re interested in.Â It currently indexes over 430,000 podcasts […]
Category: Search Tools
kiddle, kidrex, search engines for kids?
(update: March 2, 2016 – Check the comments below for updates and additional links) Kiddle.co Lots of folks are sharing links to kiddle.co, supposedly a new kids search tool and touting it as an answer […]
BingItOnÂ Â – Enter a search and BingItOn retrieves a set of results from both Google and Bing, but doesn’t idenetify which set is which. Have students evaluate which set of results is better, identify criteria for […]
Google Real Time Search
(short screencast) I suspect I’m starting to sound like a Google employee, but I’m just testing out lots of Google stuff for a bunch of workshops coming up. This short screencast shows the new real […]
New Google Search Options
Google has just added some more handy search filters to the “show options” side panel that they introduced last May. Today, we’re announcing nine new Search Options tools: past hour, specific date range, more shopping […]
Google Books – Barcode scanning & Search your collection
Barcode your bookshelf with Google Books features a short video that shows how to use a bar code scanner to enter your books into your personal library on Google Books. I don’t have a scanner, […]
It’s NOT a search engine – Wolfram Alpha – try it!
A new tool for finding data and doing calculations was released in March. I just heard about it today – several times in fact – I’m a few weeks behind on the “buzz”. Wolfram Alpha […]
50+ Google and Yahoo Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
Nicely organized and handy cheat sheet of search shortcuts for Google & Yahoo. Also available as a 3 page doc file and a separate html page for easy printing.
Google in Quotes
Via Phil Bradley’s weblog: Google has come out with a really clever gizmo that they’re calling ‘Google in Quotes‘. Basically it pits two political figures from some major countries together allowing searchers to type in […]
Tons o’ Search Tips
Thanks to Kate Sheehan (Loose Cannon Librarian) for live blogging the sessions she attended today with Mary Ellen Bates at the Greenwich Library. Wow, tons of terrific search tips in these posts! Check ’em out. […]
RSS feeds for web searches
Most of us have a few (or many!) topics that we do repeat searches on in the big search engines. This might be a research topic you’re trying to keep up to date on, your […]
Kindernet – Children’s Search Engine
Just heard about Kindernet, a new children’s search engine. Though the layout isn’t the jazziest at the moment, the search results look useful and age appropriate. The developer left a comment on Phil Bradley’s blog […]