Posts Tagged ‘search engine’

TinEye

November 15, 2011

If you’ve found an image on the web and want to know more about where it came from then you might find the TinEye reverse image search engine useful. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.

http://www.tineye.com/

The examples shown under ‘Cool Searches’ http://www.tineye.com/cool_searches are quite interesting.

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Zanran

September 30, 2011

Not sure we’ve had a new search engine for a while and this looks interesting for finding data and statistics:

http://www.zanran.com/

“Zanran helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is the numerical data that people have presented as graphs and tables and charts. For example, the data could be a graph in a PDF report, or a table in an Excel spreadsheet, or a barchart shown as an image in an HTML page. This huge amount of information can be difficult to find using conventional search engines, which are focused primarily on finding text rather than graphs, tables and bar charts.

Put more simply: Zanran is Google for data.”

Social media search engines

April 8, 2011

Library staff had an opportunity this week to hear a talk by Karen Blakeman from RBA Information Services at which she talked about some alternatives to Google. Among these were some search engines for social media. She recommended this presentation, which covers some of the best.

http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley/onlinemasterclass-final