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Power Searching: alternative search engines, social media, and subject indices
An Infopeople Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenter: Rita Gavelis
Power Searching Webinar Series: 2 of 3
- Are you concerned how Google and Bing gain personal information from your search history?
- Would you like to be able to query multiple search engines at once?
- Need to search for relevant information on social media networks?
Google, Bing, and Yahoo, are three of the most popular search engines used. Regardless of the one you prefer, chances are there will be information that cannot be found in these traditional sources.
In this second of our 3-part webinar series, we will focus on the other available search options, such as subject directories, social media, and alternate search engines, and how they differ from the popular engines used. We will discuss the pros and cons of using these alternate resources and when to use them.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Determine when to search alternate resources for information
- Identify tools for searching trending events
- Evaluate results retrieved in forums and alternate search engines
- Perform safer searches on the Web
This webinar will be of interest to library staff at any level that want to be more effective and efficient in searching the Internet.
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Keywords: Adult Services, Reference , Social Media