July 29, 2014

Research Paper: Search Strategies of Library Search Experts

From researchers in Estonia. Title Search Strategies of Library Search Experts Authors Kristiina Singer, University of Tartu Georg Singer, University of Tartu Krista Lepik, University of Tartu Ulrich Norbisrath, University of Tartu Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, University of Tartu Source via arXiv Abstract Search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing are an excellent support for finding documents, […]

Bing and Encyclopaedia Britannica Announce Partnership

Bing Bing introduces New Britannica Online Encyclopedia Answers - Search Blog - Site Blogs - Bing Community 2012-06-07 15-58-11

From the Bing Community Blog: Starting today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page. The answer provides a quick overview of the subject, a thumbnail image, and useful facts and figures making it easier than ever to get trusted content in search. […]

Social Search Research: “SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation”

The following paper appears in the proceedings of ICWSM 2012 (International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)) that began today in Dublin, Ireland. Title SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation Authors Brent Hecht Northwestern U. Jaime Teevan Microsoft Research Meredith Ringel Morris Microsoft Research Dan Liebling Microsoft Research Source In Proceedings: ICWSM […]

Bing “Relaunch” Now Available to All U.S. Users

Last week there was news from Microsoft about a new look and several features on Bing. Danny Sullivan posted this overview about the new look and features on Search Engine Land. Today, Bing is announcing that the relaunched version is now available to all U.S. users. To Access: Simply Head to http://www.bing.com/new A video is […]

A Roundup of Recent News About Google (Privacy Policy, Google Plus, and New Search Features)

Each day we all come across news by and about Google.  It might be a new search services, and updated policy, or new statistics. UPDATE: Google+ Now Available to Teens Note: At the time of posting, Google+ documentation still shows that the age limit is 18. Here’s a roundup of several recent Google stories. We […]

New Issue: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (6.1)

Direct to Complete TOC (All Articles PDF; Free to Access) Here’s a Selection of Articles and Summaries in EBLIP 6.1 Articles Image-Seeking Preferences Among Undergraduate Novice Researchers Laurie Bridges, Tiah Edmunson-Morton The Usefulness of Related Functions in Web of Science and Scopus Dorothy C.P. Char Direct to Complete TOC (All Articles Are Free to Access) […]