Internet resource discovery and I Guide - Resources and Review

Conference paper (January 1999) which explores the databases behind the major Web search engines in terms of the size and scope, the overlap between them, and their change over time. Search engines such as AltaVista, Hotbot, Northern Light, Excite, and Infoseek each rely on their own spider
generated database of millions of fully indexed Web pages, but these are still just a portion of what is available on the Web. This paper identifies some of their unusual behaviour and other peculiarities, to help the information professional to understand the scope, limitations and overlap of these vast databases of Web pages.
Annotated listing of library and information science oriented search tools and resource evaluation material available on the Internet. Includes resources such as Ariadne, Free Pint, Internet Detective, and
Offers a selection of tutorials on Web searching techniques. Also provides a listing of directories of search engines, information on Web resources which search engines cannot access, and resources for webmasters aimed at achieving high search engine rankings.
A guide to finding information on the Internet, providing information about directories, search engines, intelligent agents and search strategies. Also covers the basics of Internet searching, keywords, boolean, advanced searching and pitfalls.
Project funded under DESIRE to study classification schemes currently being used to describe Internet resources. Covers major schemes such as DDC, UDC and LCC, international subject specific schemes such as NLM, and some national general schemes.
An interactive tutorial comprising three modules designed to introduce the user to online research methods, with a view to improving their information retrieval skills. The first section focuses on selecting the most appropriate sources depending on the user's research interests, the second concentrates on the search process itself, and the final module considers how best to assess the credibility and usefulness of material retrieved.
A brief look at how five major search engines, AltaVista, HotBot, Infoseek, Lycos, and Yahoo use field searching. Includes a chart showing which fields are searchable, the syntax required, and examples of how a field search query is entered.
A guide to Internet search engines, summarising key features. Provides tips on search strategies such as URL guessing and cutting, and using subject directories. Also offers sources of searchable information including news directories and yellow and white page information.
Free Pint is a free email newsletter aimed at anyone in any business or organisation who wants to find useful information on the Internet. The newsletter contains tips, techniques, and a feature article where information professionals share their experiences of finding reliable, good quality information from the Web.
Article examining the technique of hypersearching as a possible solution to effectively searching the rapidly growing number of web pages. The article outlines a method of analysing hyperlinks in order to locate two types of pages: Authorities, which are the best sources of information on a topic, and Hubs, which are collections of links to these locations, and thus enable users to locate the information they want quickly and efficiently.
Organisation offering Internet training courses, a full text version of Karen Blakeman's Search Strategies for the Internet, consultancy services, and an index to business information sources on the Web.
Paper describing a project to investigate the feasibility of setting up a large
scale distributed indexing service for searching Web-based research information, and of providing a unified interface for users through the use of different standards and protocols.
Resource enabling users to add a search engine to their Web page or to build a personal search page of their own that can be accessed from any computer.
Resource enabling users to search titles and summaries of PDF documents held on the Internet. Keyword searches return a listing of relevant titles with links to full text Adobe files.
Conference paper (January 1999) which promotes a standards
based approach to Web-enabled inter-operable information retrieval for cultural networks (such as museums and galleries), using Z39.50 and the associated CIMI (Consortium for Interchange of Museum Information) profile. It presents Z+SQL, the adaptation of the Z39.50 protocol to the SQL domain. By uniting the advantages of the SQL query language with the information retrieval services of Z39.50, Z+SQL presents SQL-enabled cultural communities with a possible solution to their future distributed querying needs, to help facilitate access to their resources.
Organisation to advance the promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Founded in 1990 by the Association of Research Libraries, Educom, and CAUSE.
Provides an outline of the different types of image search engine available and sets out evaluation criteria. Examines image search services such as AllTheWeb, AltaVista, Google, and Lycos.
Project examining quality control of Internet resources focusing on major subject gateways. Also describes methods and tools that have been created to assist staff in the maintenance of quality control.
Collection of links to search engines designed to locate Web pages about government, celebrities, companies, and animals, together with those set up to retrieve software, images, online auctions, jobs, news, technical reports, and reference material.
Search engine devoted entirely to cataloguing and searching education
related pages, whereby keyword searches return relevant resources with a .edu domain name. A directory of US colleges, along with details of how to apply and receive financial aid are provided.
A search engine which returns twenty thumbnail images per screen. Upon selection, a larger version of the graphic, together with the Web page in which it appears, are displayed to the user. Images with a specific filetype extension can be retrieved using the advanced search box.
Search engine which compiles results from multiple sources, eliminates dead or questionable links, and creates a customised summary and personal library of Web resources for the searcher. Also provides email alerts to new and changed resources. Free registration is required to use the basic service, with premium services also available on a fee basis.
A meta
search engine offering a relational search interface. Displays search results in a graphical and networked format. Nodes are linked to each other by common terms which can be added or removed to refine searches graphically. Links between nodes are colour coded allowing users to identify how terms relate to different resources. Nodes are also displayed by size, according to their relevance to the search term.
Selection of case studies illustrating ways in which resources from individual Resource Discovery Network (RDN) hubs can be integrated into the FE curriculum. Studies offer suggestions for FE lecturers, librarians, and learning resource centre staff on incorporating the resources into their teaching and learning activities.
Article which reviews the development of search tools that deliver multidisciplinary results, but also preserve the metadata and finding aids of discrete databases, with specific reference to four systems: KnowledgeCite Library, Database Advisor, Pharos, and Northern Light.
Offers Internet research news, including information about software and technology. Also features a selection of articles about Internet research and some useful search tips.
Monthly newsletter which aims to raise awareness of new sources of information on the Internet, particularly those relevant to academic research interests.
Search engine designed to retrieve United States federal, state, and local government maintained Web pages.
Directory of over 1000 Internet search engines arranged alphabetically by country of origin. Information is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Set of tutorials introducing Web searching methods and techniques. Includes an overview of the Web, types of information available such as graphics, audio clips and software, indexes and directories, how to use search engines effectively, and an overview of multi
search engines.
Paper presented at the IASSIST Conference, Toronto, May 1999. Explains how technologies used to build virtual data libraries can be implemented in the development of a common Internet interface, bringing together various data sources worldwide.
Search engine, whose coverage is restricted to UK academic Web pages.
Document discussing the difficulties in Web based information retrieval due to the diversity and largely textual nature of Internet resources. A retrieval method employing statistical correlation analysis techniques is introduced, and its ability to locate parts and services on the Web is evaluated.
Directory of search engines providing a measure of their value as given by an 'Intelligence Quotient'. Includes reviews of well
known general search engines, listings of subject specific search engines, and meta-search engines which search across multiple databases simultaneously.
Web service enabling users to email, save, and organise favourite pages into folders with a single click. Since material is held on a program separate from the browser, information stored can be accessed from any computer, following registration.
Pointers to a collection of software tools, reports and guidelines developed by DESIRE to aid Internet resource discovery, intended for anyone interested in creating a strategy for Internet cataloguing and indexing.
A reference for network users and user support staff that shows how to carry out common networking tasks, how and where on the network to search for information, which tools are available, where to find them and how to use them.
Regularly updated reviews of Internet search engines and reports on new developments. It also provides guidance for Web searchers and for those who want to make sure their own Web pages are well indexed.
Consortium of European partners aiming to devise and implement a pilot service to improve access to Internet based information, comprising a series of subject gateways. Provides information about participants such as DutchESS, DAINet, GENRES, the RDN, and EELS, and documents project deliverables.
A guide to finding information on the Internet using basic to advanced techniques for general Web searching and beyond. Includes a glossary of Internet and Netscape jargon and things to know before searching.
A PURL is a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator, intended to resolve the problem of broken Web links. Instead of pointing directly to the location of an Internet resource, a PURL points to an intermediate resolution service which associates the PURL with the actual URL.
Listing of annotated resources relating to computer science. Subheadings include metasites, academic departments and institutes, algorithm collections, bibliographies, electronic journals, employment, and programming languages, courses, and tutorials.
Analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of using either a multiple engine search tool, or deciding to search the largest databases one by one. Provides general guidelines including the suggestion that the single search tool approach is the best method for searches which require the use of advanced search features.
A free electronic newsletter on data mining and knowledge discovery research and applications, together with a guide to commercial and public
domain tools for data mining and knowledge discovery, links to companies providing software, consulting, and other data mining services solutions, a directory of data-mining-based solutions to industry-specific problems, web sites, research projects, reference materials, journals and meetings relevant to data mining and knowledge discovery
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