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Category Archives: Search Engines

Vanity Fair – Welcome to the Dark Net

Welcome to the Dark Net, A Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free “…Definitions. A vulnerability is a weakness in a network’s defenses. An exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability. A zero-day exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability that… Continue Reading

Survey – In moments of need, people turn to their phones and search

Via think with Google: “In moments where people need to know, go, do, and buy, relying on our phones has become second nature. Google’s VP of marketing, Lisa Gevelber, shares new research that quantifies how people use digital to make decisions and take action in their daily lives…” Continue Reading

Google Arts & Culture – An extinct world brought back to life

Google Official Blog: “Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and sea dragons were not just Hollywood creations, but fearsome predators that stalked the oceans. It’s a world that vanished long ago, but one that continues to fascinate those seeking to understand the origins of life on our planet. Starting today, anyone, anywhere… Continue Reading

Recess Revisions: Congress.gov Clean-up and Enhancements

Andrew Weber – In Custodia Legis Blog,  September 2, 2016. “Washington, D.C. can get quite miserable during the summer heat. Rather than sweating outside, we like to channel our frustration with the weather by updating Congress.gov and sharing related news during the August recess. This continues a tradition that started with THOMAS back in 2010; and continued… Continue Reading

CA Digital Library – New Platform for Declassified Documents Reference System

California Digital Library: “The U.S. Declassified Documents can now be cross-searched with the other archive resources on the Artemis platform.  You can filter search results by document type, classification level, publication year and by other categories.  Results can be analysed using the built-in Term Frequency and Term Clusters tools. U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides access… Continue Reading

Google tests search live coverage carousel

Via Google – “As a publisher, you can participate in the Search live coverage carousel pilot to notify Google when your breaking content is available. Google can then surface content more quickly than is currently possible with a standard crawl on your website. With the Search live coverage carousel, users can find content about live… Continue Reading

Performance.gov: Long-Term Strategy Needed to Improve Website Usability

Performance.gov: Long-Term Strategy Needed to Improve Website Usability, GAO-16-693: Published: Aug 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2016:  “The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA), and the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) took several steps to improve the usefulness of Performance.gov, a website intended to serve as the public window to the… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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