Information Today, Inc.'s Paula Hane recently expanded on her earlier article on alternative search engines with a new and updated piece, "Expand Your Search Engine Options." Before heading back into the school fray, you should check it out so you'll have even better suggestion for students who only want to "Google it." From Paula's article:
One of the most popular bylined pieces in our NewsBreaks/NewsLink Spotlight collection has been my April 1, 2010 article, "Alternative Search Engines Offer Rich Options." Since things have changed considerably in the last 2-plus years, I decided it was time to look at what some of the most useful options now are for search engines. While Google continues its domination of the search market, some enterprising folks continue to seek out alternatives—for additional features, interface preferences, spam avoidance, or privacy and security reasons.
And, most of the top web search trainers implore people to expand their horizons and try other search tools, including directories. It’s best to have a collection of tools on hand rather than just a single choice.
Read Paula's entire August 2012 NewLink Spotlight article HERE on Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks page.