Another search engine gateway

CrossEngine is the new name for the Mr Sapo meta search engine. It is similar in functionality to TurboScout and Trovando in that it has a search box at the top of the screen with a list of search engines that you can use below that. Simply type in your search, click on the engine that you want to use and view your results in the bottom pane. If you want to try a different search engine, just click on the name and a new set of results will appear.

Search engines of this type are very good when you want to quickly compare results from a variety of different engines, or if you simply want to try out a different engine. That’s certainly the case with CrossEngine, which has in the region of 200 engines available under a series of tabs such as Quick Start, Standard, Images, Videos, News, Blogs and so on. It’s also possible to customise the engine to load a page of your choice in the main pane below the search box element in case you really want to have immediate access to search.

CrossEngine is a neat engine which does exactly what it sets out to do, and does it well. It is worth taking a look at, particularly if you want a change from your usual default engine(s).

CrossEngine | Top search engines, digital media and web content providers in one site

The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines

The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines

Ask anyone which search engine they use to find information on the Internet and they will almost certainly reply: “Google.” Look a little further, and market research shows that people actually use four main search engines for 99.99% of their searches: Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and Ask.com (in that order). But in his travels as a Search Engine Optimizer (SEO), Charles Knight has discovered that in that .01% lies a vast multitude of the most innovative and creative search engines you have never seen. So many, in fact, that he has had to limit his list of the very best ones to a mere 100.

A9 http://www.A9.com
AOL http://www.aol.com
AURA! http://aura.research.microsoft.com
blinkx http://www.blinkx.com
boing http://www.boing.mobi
bookmach.com http://www.bookmach.com
BOXXET http://www.boxxet.com
ChaCha http://www.chacha.com
ClipBlast! http://www.clipblast.com
Clusty http://www.clusty.com
collarity http://www.collarity.com
CometQ http://www.cometquery.com
CONGOO http://www.congoo.com
d e c i p h o http://www.decipho.com
del.icio.us http://del.icio.us
digg http://www.digg.com
digg labs swarm http://labs.digg.com/swarm/
Ditto http://www.ditto.com
dumbfind http://www.dumbfind.com
exalead http://www.exalead.com/search
factbites http://www.factbites.com
fazzle http://www.fazzle.com
FEEDS|2.0 http://www.feeds2.com
Feedster http://www.feedster.com
FindSounds http://www.findsounds.com
GIGABLAST http://www.gigablast.com
girafa http://www.girafa.com
gnn o d http://www.gnod.net
GoDefy http://www.godefy.com
goshme http://www.goshme.com
GoYams http://www.goyams.com
grokker http://www.grokker.com
ICEROCKET http://www.icerocket.com
ixquick http://www.ixquick.com
KartOO http://www.kartoo.com
last.fm http://www.last.fm
Lexxealpha http://www.lexxe.com
like http://www.like.com
LiveDeal http://www.livedeal.com
liveplasma http://www.liveplasma.com
Local.com http://www.local.com
lurpo http://www.lurpo.com
MetaGlossary http://www.metaglossary.com
mnemomap http://www.mnemo.org
Mojeek http://www.mojeek.com
Mooter http://www.mooter.com
MrSAPO http://www.mrsapo.com
MS. DEWEY http://www.msdewey.com
nayio http://www.nayio.com
Octora http://www.octura.com
OiHoi Search http://oihoi.com
Pagebull http://www.pagebull.com
PlanetSearch http://www.planetsearch.com
pluggd http://www.pluggd.com
PODZINGER http://www.podzinger
Previewseek http://www.beta.previewseek.com
pronto.com http://www.pronto.com
QTsearch http://www.qtsearch.com
Quintura http://www.quintura.com
Releton http://www.releton.com
retrevo>gamma http://www.retrevo.com
riya http://www.riya.com
ROLLYO O http://www.rollyo.com
SearchTheWeb2 http://www.searchtheweb2.com
SEEQPOD http://www.seeqpod.com
sidekiq http://www.sidekiq.com
Simply Google http://www.usabilityviews.com/simply_google.htm
Singing FISH http://www.singingfish.com
Slideshow http://slideshow.zmpgroup.com/
Slifter http://www.slifter.com
soople http://www.soople.com
Speegle http://www.speegle.com
Sphider http://www.cs.ioc.ee/~ando/sphider/
SPURL.net http://www.spurl.net
S R C H R http://www.srchr.com
SurfWax http://www.surfwax.com
Swoogle http://swoogle.umbc.edu
TagJag! http://www.tagjag.com
thefind.com http://www.thefind.com
Trexy http://www.trexy.com
turboscout http://www.turboscout.com
UJIKO http://www.ujiko.com
url.com http://www.url.com
VMGO.com http://www.vmgo.com
Web 2.0 http://www.web20searchengine.com
Webaroo http://www.webaroo.com
WEBBRAIN http://www.webbrain.com
What to RENT? http://www.whattorent.com
whonu? http://www.whonu.com
WIKIO http://www.wikio.com
WiseNut http://www.wisenut.com
Yahoo! MINDSET http://www.mindset.research.yahoo.com
yoono http://www.yoono.com
yoople http://www.yoople.com
yubnub http://www.yubnub.com
YuFind http://www.yufind.com
ZABASEARCH http://www.zabasearch.com
zapmeta http://www.zapmeta.com
Zippy http://www.zippy.co.uk
ZUULA http://www.zuula.com

The Reference Desk

Martindale’s Reference Desk is a huge collection of links on a number of different topics. This should be a good starting place for basic research on the web.

Martindale’s ‘The Reference Desk’ – International Art, Business, Science & Technology

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

This is an interesting compilation of  various data, information, concept, strategy, metaphor, and compound visualization techniques.

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts

au·to·di·dact: n. a self-taught person

This is a great site with a huge list of self-learning resources (all free of course). If there is a topic you wish to learn about you can probably find it here!

Online Education Free

Best Free Reference Web Sites 2006

ALA | MARSBestRef2006

This is an annual series initiated under the auspices of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

Graduate school survival guide

Ronald Azuma eloquently presents the ups and downs of the Ph.D. journey. There is lots of good information here which I wish I knew before I started on the Ph.D. trip.

Some useful references from A graduate school survival guide: “So long, and thanks for the Ph.D!”:

Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources

Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources | OEDb

Google, the largest search database on the planet, currently has around eight billion web pages indexed. That’s a lot of information. But it’s nothing compared to what else is out there. Google can only index the visible web, or searchable web. But the invisible web, or deep web, is estimated to be 500 times bigger than the searchable web. The invisible web comprises databases and results of specialty search engines that the popular search engines simply are not able to index.

Postgraduate Research

Here is a batch of useful links to such topics as “burnout
prevention,”writing a thesis,” talking to others at conferences, what
thesis examiners look for,structure of a scientific paper and so on.
And, oh, yes, Citation guides should you advance to that stage. In
total, some 15 links to topics related to postgrad work.

Open Directory – Reference: Education: How to Study: Postgraduate Research

About Element List

ELEMENT List – The Best Science Links on the Web

Element List is dedicated to providing free, publicly available resources for scientific research. Here you can find resources to read about, study, and do science, including links to top science news sites, research labs, educational resources, scientific data, freeware for data analysis, research funding and job opportunities.

Element List is free to readers. Visitors may suggest, rate, and comment on links to their favorite science websites. Element List Genius members receive additional privileges, including the ability to post to the directory, exchange e-mails with other members, create a bookmarked list of favorite links, upload and share files with posts, edit, monitor, and use HTML in posted links, and receive top billing for links by sponsoring any category.

Introduction to Probability

Textbook Revolution: Introduction to Probability

A PDF of an in-print probability textbook by authors from Dartmouth and Swarthmore. The website also has links to many other useful probability resources online, including a complete course on the subject. The book has everything you’d expect a print textbook to have, including a professional layout, plenty of illustrations, and practice problems at the end of each chapter. Why use anything else?

http://www.dartmouth.edu/%7Echance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.html

Internet Detective

Internet Detective | Home

Use this free Internet tutorial to learn to discern the good, the bad and the ugly for your online research.

Classic Texts In Computer Science History

Here is a great source for links to free classic texts from computer science.

Classic Texts In Computer Science

OAIster…find the pearls

OAIster is a great way to find free academic resources and articles. Almost 8 millions records referenced!

OAIster Home

OAIster is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service. Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources (what are digital resources?) that are easily searchable by anyone. OAIster will next be updated on June 21. Well-behaved repositories (without XML or UTF-8 errors) are updated on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. All other repositories are updated the first week of a month.

Google Notebook is here

As much as I like Evernote, one shortcoming for me has been that I have to install it on every machine I use it on. Since I cannot install software on my machines at work, that means that for at least part of the day I cannot have the clipping features that I want available. I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, for the USB version of Evernote to be released. As the release date keeps slipping my attention has started to wander…and now for me Evernote goes away. Google announced yesterday Google Notebook, which has every clipping feature I use, and is available from any computer. Although Google Notebook is just released into beta, and still does not have a lot of features, it fills the void I been trying to fill. Try it out!

Some time over the next few weeks I’ll probably be moving my web centric work to my Google gateway page. With the recent improvements in Google Scholar, Google Bookmarks, and now Google Notebook, I guess I’m now officially a “Googler”.

Getting The Best From Social Bookmarking

Getting The Best From Social Bookmarking

We all spend more and more time on the Internet, whether we’re researching, looking for work, or just browsing for fun. While we’re browsing, we often find resources that we don’t want to look at now, but which may be useful later. In the old days, the best way of keeping track of these sites was to keep a list using bookmarks or favourites. There were (and still are) lots of bookmark managers and browser tools to help keep track of the hundreds and thousands of links people amassed. But with all the Web 2.0 technologies out there, offline bookmark managers are no longer as useful. There’s now a much better way of keeping track of all those web pages you intend to read. Enter social bookmarking.

How To Use EverNote for Academic Research

How I Use EverNote for Academic Research

GTD Wannabe received an email the other day from a fellow grad student, wanting to know about how he used EverNote for his research. Specifically, about how he used it as a bibliographic database, could it be used for keeping article information, notes, research thoughts, etc. organized. And how. GTD Wannabe spent a few hours writing up a reply, including a screenshot of part of his actual database. Although a bit too big to turn into a blog post, he turned it into an essay. If you’re interested in EN at all, check it out.

GTD Wannabe

Online Research Toolkit Presentation

Online Research Toolkit Presentation: Introduction

OM8010 – Principles of Organizational Theory and Practice

Reference list posted. I took this class Fall 2004 with Dr. Judie Forbes.

OM8450 – Theory of Organizational Improvement

As part of organizing for my comprehensive exams I’m trying to update all my reference lists. The next one is OM8450 – Theory of Organizational Improvement. I took this class Summer 2005 with Dr. Raj Singh.