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Has Google lost sight of search?

Official Google Blog – Search is a Jack of all trades – August 25, 2016 – “Today we’re dealing two new hands from the Google Search deck: solitaire and tic-tac-toe. Now you can play two of the oldest and most popular games for all ages, on desktop and in the Google app. It’s been said solitaire’s roots are in fortune telling. If that’s true, today your fate rests on your quick wit and the luck of the draw. When you search for “solitaire” on Google, the familiar patience game may test yours!”

Elsevier introduces DataSearch engine

Via Mendeley Blog: “Elsevier takes the next step in making researchers’ lives easier with the new DataSearch engine.  You can search for research data across numerous domains and various types, from a host of domain-specific and cross-domain data repositories. It’s available at https://datasearch.elsevier.com/“ Continue Reading

Study – using the internet impacts your capacity to learn, remember and access information

This is your brain on the internet – stop and think about something important, meaningful, interesting, challenging….do so quietly, without any devices, apps or noise – can you do it? Please read the following study that explains what you are compromising by always being tuned in, turned on (an in essence, dropping out of “traditional”… Continue Reading

LibGuides Community

“Search for LibGuides content and librarian authors, and find great examples of guides from our worldwide user community.” 494,916 published guides 113,876 librarians 5,184 institutions 74 countries Continue Reading

Free Full-Text Online Law Review/Journal Search

American Bar Association – “This free search engine searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports. Several of the law reviews and legal journals (such as the Stanford Technology Law Review), working papers,… Continue Reading

Effective exchange rate indices covers 61 countries

Bank for International Settlements – Updated 16 August 2016 “The BIS effective exchange rate (EER) indices cover 61 economies, including individual euro area countries and, separately, the euro area as an entity. The most recent weights are based on trade in the 2011-13 period, with 2010 as the indices’ base year. Nominal EERs are calculated as… Continue Reading

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

“Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access… Continue Reading

Bing To Use Location for Requests To Be Forgotten

Via Bing Blog: “Bing has expanded the scope of our Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) filtering in Europe. In the past, when Bing accepted an RTBF request, the URL would be delisted from all applicable European versions of Bing (such as Bing.fr, Bing.de, Bing.co.uk) for searches of the requestor’s name. Going forward, in addition to… Continue Reading

Understanding Health Research – A tool for making sense of health studies

“Understanding Health Research is a tool designed to help people understand and review published health research to decide how dependable and relevant a piece of research is. The tool guides users through a series of questions to ask about specific types of health research, and helps users to understand what the answers to those questions… Continue Reading

New Google Chrome 55 will boost use of HTML5 over Adobe Flash

Flash and Chrome – August 9, 2016. “Adobe Flash Player played a pivotal role in the adoption of video, gaming and animation on the Web. Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times. Going forward, Chrome will de-emphasize Flash in favor of HTML5. Here’s… Continue Reading

Collage – The Searchable London Picture Archive

“Over 250,000 images of London from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery. Collage is owned and managed  by London Metropolitan Archives  on behalf of the City of London  Corporation.” Users may search the site or browse by subject (People, Places, Historical Events etc.), word/phrase; collections; picture formats. Continue Reading

YouTube’s traffic is 97 percent encrypted

“Today we added YouTube to Google’s HTTPS transparency report. We’re proud to announce that in the last two years, we steadily rolled out encryption using HTTPS to 97 percent of YouTube’s traffic. Continue Reading