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Comparison of Alpha/Bing/Squared

Posted by on June 24th, 2009

The Disrupted Library Technology Jester blog has published an excellent comparison of three new search services: Wolfram|Alpha, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google Squared; see http://dltj.org/article/alpha-bing-squared/. Wolfram|Alpha and Google Squared are “fact retrieval” search engines whereas Bing is more like existing search engines that retrieve web links about a topic. The post features an 8-minute long screencast… Read More »

Posted in: Search Tools



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Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine

Posted by on June 8th, 2009

Wolfram|Alpha is a new service on the web that calls itself a “computational knowledge engine.” Ask Wolfram|Alpha a question, and it produces results by doing computations from its internal knowledge base. It does not search the web or return lists of links. The site includes many example queries, including those related to health and medicine,… Read More »

Posted in: Search Tools, Web 2.0 Tools



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How to create a tab in PubMed for your holdings and for free full text

Posted by on June 3rd, 2009

If you use Shared MyNCBI for your library, you can use the new Custom Filters feature to create a tab for both your library holdings and for free full text. Simply log on to your library’s Shared MyNCBI account, click on LinkOut, and select Pubmed in the Filters section. Then create a Custom Filter with… Read More »

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