The web beyond google

Innovative search tools and their implications for reference services

David Brett Spencer, Lauren B. Dodd, William C. Friedman, Qiong Xu

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Abstract

This article explores Internet search tools that harness emerging technologies and user-centric features such as Web 2.0 sites, mobile applications, metasearching, real-time information, peer-to-peer searches, visual interfaces, and computational abilities. Reference librarians everywhere have incorporated Google into their searching repertoires, but what about other search engines that feature "bleeding edge" technologies and human-friendly designs? Our article is a concise guide to nine innovative search engines-Silobreaker, Zuula, Bing, ChaCha, CompletePlanet, DuckDuckGo, Spezify, Wolfram \Alpha, and Wowd-which give us a glimpse into the future of searching technology. We conclude our article by discussing implications for reference services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-34
Number of pages24
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Volume16
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Spencer, David Brett ; Dodd, Lauren B. ; Friedman, William C. ; Xu, Qiong. / The web beyond google : Innovative search tools and their implications for reference services. In: Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 2011 ; Vol. 16, No. 1-2. pp. 11-34.
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