Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Take a Look at This Other Engine

Lifehacker (via LISNews) has a nice post on "when not to Google:" highlighting three other search engines that are useful for specific sorts of searches.

The post argues that Google is great for searching broadly, but that there are other, more specialized tools that can serve well for specialized interests.

It looks at DuckDuckGo, Blekko, and the much-discussed (when it came out) Wolfram Alpha.

There are definitely some interesting tips there, and I will try to keep these sites in mind at the reference desk for those occasions when someone is looking for something particular.

Of course, that person will not show up for months, so I'll have forgotten all about it.


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