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The Web Beyond Google: Innovative Search Tools and Their Implications for Reference Services
Taylor & Francis Online
This article explores Internet search tools that harness emerging technologies and user-centric features such as Web 2.0 sites, mobile applications, metasearching, real-time information, peer-to-peer searches, visual interfaces, and computational abilities. Reference librarians everywhere have incorporated Google into their searching repertoires, but what about other search engines that feature “bleeding edge” technologies and human-friendly designs? Our article is a concise guide to nine innovative search engines—Silobreaker, Zuula, Bing, ChaCha, CompletePlanet, DuckDuckGo, Spezify, Wolfram|Alpha, and Wowd—which give us a glimpse into the future of searching technology. We conclude our article by discussing implications for reference services.
Spencer, Brett, Lauren B. Dodd, William C. Friedman, and Qiong Xu. "The web beyond google: Innovative search tools and their implications for reference services." Internet reference services quarterly 16, no. 1-2 (2011): 11-34.