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Articles by Mary Ellen Bates
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When you're looking for magazine or journal articles, search engines can be helpful, but other specialized search tools are often a better bet—particularly in the academic, scholarly and sci-tech areas.
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There are many approaches to sharing information you've found on the web, but a new free tool called eSnips is one of the most useful and intriguing yet seen.
Sometimes, looking beyond search engines is the best, if not only way to find the information you're looking for.
These days, web search is dominated by giants, and it's rare to see the emergence of a new potentially world-class search engine. Meet Exalead, a powerful search tool with features not offered by the major search engines.
While the major search engines continue to dabble with shortcuts to reference sources, Wikipedia and Answers.com have quietly evolved into two of the most comprehensive online search resources for quick, free and reliable ready reference information.
Looking for an obscure fact, and need the answer right now? Forget search engines: Specialized search tools can help you track down offbeat information in a flash.
Even if you consider yourself a Google expert, these 'hidden' tools and resources let you push the search engine's capabilities to the max.
Although the web is rife with bogus pages and deceptive 'information,' it's surprising that even content from typically reliable, authoritative sources can't always be trusted.
Who cares about reliable, up-to-date information? For best results, you should ask yourself this very important question before beginning your search.
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