Gooru : A Search Engine for Learning http://www.goorulearning.org/ Gooru : A Search Engine for Learning
Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos, games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community.
Gooru is free (of cost and ads) and developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the human right to education.
Twurdy : Search ... http://www.twurdy.com/ Twurdy : Search ... takes into account "Reading Age" of the person searching
WikiMindMap http://www.wikimindmap.org/ WikiMindMap is a tool to browse easily and efficiently in Wiki content, inspired by the mindmap technique.
Wiki pages in large public wiki's, such as wikipedia, have become rich and complex documents. Thus, it is not allways straight forward to find the information you are really looking for.
This tool aims to support users to get a good structured and easy understandable overview of the topic you are looking for.
Bottlenose : Social Networks Search Engine http://bottlenose.com/ Bottlenose : Social Networks Search Engine
Bottlenose is a real-time discovery engine for the social web. It measures what the crowd is paying attention to, so you can discover and focus on whatís important now.
Bottlenose is used by individuals and organizations to keep up with news and interests, gain live insights, and engage in real-time.
Instagrok : Education VLE or Education Search Engine http://www.instagrok.com Instagrok
Our mission is to help everyone discover the joy of learning and empower them to be a lifelong learner.
So we are dedicated to building innovative technology to enable engaging, safe and personalized learning.
- find age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces
- generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level
- supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment.
Boolify Search Engine http://www.boolify.org Boolify Search Engine
Librarians, teachers and parents have told us how hard it is for students to understand web searching. Boolify helps students bridge that gap by visualizing the process and letting students interact with the abstract concept behind the search process in a tangible and hands-on way.
Carrot 2 Meta Search Engine http://search.carrot2.org/stable/search Carrot 2 Meta Search Engine
Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for.
Yippy Meta Search Engine http://www.yippy.com/ Yippy Meta Search Engine ... that classifies the results into groups.
Search Engines List by Types of Searches http://pwebs.net/2011/04/search-engines-list/ Search Engines List by Types of Searches
This list of the various search engines, is posted here mainly for research and education purposes.
We felt it is nice to be able to reference and have links to some of the different search engines all in one place. While the list below does not cover each and every search engine online, it does provide a broad list of most of the major search companies that are available.
SearchTeam : Collaborative Search Engine http://www.searchteam.com/ SearchTeam.com is a collaborative search and curation engine, where users work in real-time.
YaCy http://yacy.net/en/ YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet.
When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages.
Moreofit finds you similar websites http://www.moreofit.com/ Moreofit finds you similar websites
Moreofit is the first (and best) website similarity search engine. Give moreofit a website you're interested in, and it'll suggest to you alternative highly related and popular websites to explore.
SearchReSearch (Blog) http://searchresearch1.blogspot.com/ SearchReSearch
A blog about search, search skills, teaching search, learning how to search, learning how to use Google effectively, learning how to do research.
It also covers a good deal of sensemaking and information foraging.
I study the way people search and research. I guess that makes me an anthropologist of search. While I work at Google, this blog reflects my own thoughts and not those of my employer.
Quinturakids : Visual Search Engine for Students http://quinturakids.com/ Quinturakids : Visual Search Engine for Students
While viewing the Quintura Cloud, you can visually navigate and easily refine in order to find relevant information faster and more efficiently!
Topsy : A search engine powered by tweets http://topsy.com/ Topsy : A search engine powered by tweets
Put Wolfram Alpha To Good Use Everyday http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-search-terms-put-wolfram-alpha-good-everyday/ 10 Search Terms To Put Wolfram Alpha To Good Use Everyday
Calling Wolfram Alpha a computational knowledge engine surely puts off a lot of people who are mathematically and statistically challenged. I am one of them, so it took me a fair amount of time to get around to using Wolfram Alpha and the way it takes a query and spits out factual data.
10 Search Engines For Kids for Safe Browsing http://bit.ly/bdG1D4 10 Search Engines For Kids That Help Out Parents With Safe Browsing
Browsing safe content is the single most reason for calling up search engines made specifically for kids. A search page that appeals with its looks could be the second. Letting a kid having the run of the web using a search engine for kids helps to lessen the worry load on a parentís mind.
Using Wolfram Alpha in the Classroom http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/ Using Wolfram Alpha in the Classroom
Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base. Our long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. This can be valuable to educators in many ways.
Kngine http://kngine.com/ Kngine
Kngine is Web 3.0 Search Engine (i.e. revolutionary Semantic Search Engine and Question Answer Engine) designed to provide customized meaningful search result, such as: Semantic Information about the keyword/concept, Answer the userís questions, List of things, Discover the relations between the keywords/concepts, and link the different kind of related information together such as: Movies, Subtitles, Photos, Price at sale store, User reviews, and Influenced story.
Kngine started as a research project in October 2008. Over times, We succeeded to collect, representing, and indexing a lot of human binges systematic knowledge but we have only just begun. As of now, Kngine contains 1.2+ billion of pieces of data about more than 8 million concept.
FindHow http://www.findhow.com FindHow is a family, school, and library-friendly how-to search engine. We index many trusted sources, including government and educational institutions.
ChaCha (people search) http://www.chacha.com/ Simply ask your question from your mobile phone as if you were talking to a smart friend.
We'll instantly route your question to the most knowledgeable person on that topic in our Guide community.
Your answer is then returned to your phone as a text message within a few minutes.
Kidrex : Search Engine for Kids http://www.kidrex.org/ Kidrex : Search Engine for Kids
KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids!
KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search and use Google SafeSearch technology.
In addition to Google SafeSearch, KidRex maintains its own database of inappropriate websites and keywords. KidRex researchers test KidRex daily to insure that you and your child have the best web experience possible.
Google Insights for Search http://www.google.com/trends/# With Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties. See examples of how you can use Google Insights for Search.
Sputtr : build you own search engine http://www.sputtr.com/ Sputtr : build you own search engine
Multi search engine ... Customize Your Page
All About Websearch http://websearch.about.com/ All About Websearch
Web Search 101 | Free People Search Tools | top ten basic Web search skills |
Search by Creative Commons http://search.creativecommons.org/ Search by Creative Commons
http://search.creativecommons.org will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon utilizing Creative Commons enabled search services at Google, Yahoo!, and Flickr.
You can also access this tool via the Firefox web browser.
WhosTalkin http://www.whostalkin.com WhosTalkin.com is a social media search tool that allows users to search for conversations surrounding the topics that they care about most.
Whether it be your favorite sport, favorite food, celebrity, or your companyís brand name; Whostalkin.com can help you join in on the conversations that you care about most.
Our goal is to deliver the most relevant and current conversations happening in the world of social media.
Search using the keyboard only http://keyboardr.com/ Search using keyboard only ... could be a useful website if a student is not able to control the mouse very well.
Navigate with arrow keys. Open with enter.
Hakia Semantic Search http://www.hakia.com/ Hakia Semantic Search Taps Librarians for More Credible Results "Hakia has been around for a while, offering users a place to find what they call a verified, social, semantic search engine.
Not only do you get a form of semantic search, the folks at Hakia go a bit further and verify the results as well. This has been the case for those engaging in health searches using Hakiaís social semantic search engine.",
Today's search engines bring popular results via statistical ranking methods but a popular Web site may not always be credible, and a credible Web site may not always be popular. As a result, searchers suffer in many ways ranging from wasted search time to using misleading information.
Hakiaís semantic technology provides a new search experience that is focused on quality, not popularity. hakiaís quality search results satisfy three criteria simultaneously: They (1) come from credible Web sites recommended by librarians, (2) represent the most recent information available, and (3) remain absolutely relevant to the query.
midomi http://www.midomi.com/ midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests. Give it a try. It's truly amazing!
AllMyFaves http://ent.allmyfaves.com/ AllMyFaves
We have searched the web and provided you with a visual directory that includes the best sites in each category!
Snap http://www.snap.com/ Snap is a very different way of searching, one we suspect will take a bit of getting used to.
As you can imagine, we've done a ton of usability testing in developing Snap and here's what we've learned: while Snap isn't complicated, it is a different way of searching in which a little bit of orientation goes a long way to increasing satisfaction. So, we've tried to help introduce ourselves to you in a number of ways.
We believe the visual display of data along with text is better than text alone. Users can better judge a result to be good for their search if they see it rather than read it. When Snap returns results, we show you a preview of the result.
MsFreckles.com http://www.msfreckles.com Provides an easy way to make professional searches for the ordinary internet user.
It offers translation of a text, calculator, superfilter, blogsearch and much more.
A Search Engine Showdown Online Tutorial http://searchengineshowdown.com/strat/basicsearch.html A Search Engine Showdown Online Tutorial
This online tutorial is primarily set up to be used in a live, hands-on instructional setting. It is also made available here as an example of hands-on instructional techniques and for those who would like to try it on their own.
This tutorial explores basic Internet search strategies and some standard Web search tools. It covers URL guessing, the basics of multiple word searches, and basic Web searching strategies and the differences between portals, directories, and search engines.
Kratia : Democratic Search Engine http://www.kratia.com/ Kratia : The First Democratic Search Engine
The idea is simple: to make a democratic search engine, in which the order of the results are democratically elected by the users.
By voting in the results, thus giving us feedback about the ones you like and don't like, we can maintain a better listing and get rid of those spam-filled, illegal, and poor quality websites.
Search Google Using Chinese http://www.pzlabs.com/ime4google/ Search Google Using Chinese
A novel and easy way to search Google using Chinese characters ... an excellent online resource for teaching the reading of Chinese (Mandarin) and to build up a Chinese vocabulary.
The Flamenco Search Interface Project http://flamenco.sims.berkeley.edu/index.html The Flamenco Search Interface Project
The Flamenco search interface framework has the primary design goal of allowing users to move through large information spaces in a flexible manner without feeling lost. A key property of the interface is the explicit exposure of category metadata, to guide the user toward possible choices, and to organize the results of keyword searches.
FLAMENCO stands for FLexible information Access using MEtadata in Novel COmbinations. This research is supported by a CAREER grant awarded to Prof. Marti Hearst from the National Science Foundation
Accoona: A Google Alternative? http://www.accoona.com/ Accoona: A Google Alternative?
Founded in February 2004, Accoona announced its official introduction on March 8, 2006.
The China Daily Information Company (CDIC), which describes itself as an official Chinese government agency, and its Web site, ChinaDaily.com.cn, hold a significant equity stake in Accoona Corp.
Accoona.com is a search engine with interactive tools that provides users with better web, business and news results; powered by proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology.
The name Accoona is derived from the Swahili phrase, Hakuna Matata, which means ?on? worry be happy.?&image1.x=60
ScoopGO http://scoopgo.com/ ScoopGO! lets you create "Scoops": search engines which search through feeds you choose
ScoopGO brings you only new and reliable results. No spam. No old news.
Once you have created your own Scoops, they will appear in the dropdown.
Searching with Success http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/websearching/ Searching with Success
Searching with Success is an interactive tutorial designed to teach students how to better approach searching the web for information. The tutorial also provides an introduction to the difference between the ?urface web?and the ?eep web?br>
Takes about 10 minutes ... recommended
Search By Drawing http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060103-180848 Search By Drawing
First discovered by Tara (and also blogged by Barry, Philipp, and John) is an experimental search tool called retrievr that allows the user to find related Flickr images by drawing a sketch. Barry writes that it doesn't work too well while Philipp is more postitive. Tara notes it works well for browsing.
Experimental work in this are has been going on at Purdue University for several years. Here are a few related links, papers, and a small demo.
ixquick .. meta seach engine http://www.ixquick.com/ ixquick .. meta seach engine
Ixquick is a metasearch engine: when you search Ixquick, you are searching many popular search engines at the same time. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine covers.
An Ixquick result is awarded one star () for every search engine that chooses it as one of the ten best results for your search. So a five star () result means that five search engines agreed on the result.
This is significant because search engines choose results in different ways, and each approach works well in some cases and poorly in others. A result with many stars was chosen for many different reasons, and is a consensus choice of many search engines. Search in any of 18 languages - even Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In each language, Ixquick metasearches local and international search engines so you'll find exactly what you're searching for.
How Do Search Engines Handle Chinese Queries http://www.webology.ir/2005/v2n3/a17.html How Do Search Engines Handle Chinese Queries?
This article explores the characteristics of the Chinese language and how queries in this language are handled by different search engines. Queries were entered in two major search engines (Google and AlltheWeb) and two search engines developed for Chinese (Sohu and Baidu).
Criteria such as handling word segmentation, number of retrieved documents, and correct display and identification of Chinese characters were used to examine how the search engines handled the queries.
The results showed that the performance of the two major search engines was not on a par with that of the search engines developed for Chinese.