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Life Beyond Google

April 14, 2008

An excellent article in FUMSI by Mary Ellen Bates was published in March: "Life Beyond Google: Some of the Best of the Rest."   I knew about half of the alternative search engines she mentioned, but happily learned about a few new ones, including SearchCrystal.com, a metasearch engine with visual results.  As librarians, we need to know about all of the tools at our disposal for finding information: including non-basic search engines.  Depending on the user’s need, some of these tools will work a lot better and a lot faster.  Know your toolbox!

“Life Beyond Google”

  1. Swiss Army Librarian » On Google+ and the Role of Social Networks :: Brian Herzog Says:

    [...] important thing to remember is not to rely on one tool for everything – closed-loop social networks are good for keeping in touch with friends, but [...]

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