New & Hot: The Best of Resource Shelf, with Gary Price, Publisher, ResourceShelf
Keeping up with all the changes in our industry and staying one step ahead of our clients require solid strategies to deal with this challenge. Our popular expert shares his ideas, learnings, top tips, and techniques from the search and search engine world to ensure that you stay in step with the fast-changing online information world.
Complete list of links at http://www.resourceshelf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bor2010cil.html, but I have some annotations below:
- DuckDuckGo - tries to give intelligent answers to queries, not just match webpages
- Bing previews videos just by mousing over
- Connectica - real-time web usage of words
- Wordnik - shows word-based results: definition, number of mentioned, examples common usage, etc.
- Wolfram Alpha - educators are focusing on this as a replacement for almanacs and also as a computational engine. They're always adding and updating data.
- MRQE - Movie Review Query Engine - reviews coming from traditional and social sources
- AllMusic - info on singers, albums, groups, songs, and it also provides "related songs" and "influenced by" suggestions. Now all features are available without login. There's also allmovie.com and allgames.com.
- Lyrics Wiki - great for song lyrics. One of the first spinoff wikis hosted on Wikia.com by a specialized group of Wikipedia editors
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - the go-to place for maps in the news, for education use, map research, or for general use
- NNDB Notable Names search and biographical information. And NNDB Mapper is a visualization tool that shows relations between people.
- Whitepages.com - like a typical people search, but uses public data to build a personal profile, including ages and neighbors
- Muckety.com - similar to NNDB, but does it for business and business relationships between people
Go to http://www.resourceshelf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bor2010cil.html for more useful links