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!
April 14, 2008
“Life Beyond Google”
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