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Search Alternatives

Because it's not Google, right? Actually Bing's video search is pretty amazing, and that's a good thing

 Duck Duck Go
Key feature is that it doesn't retain your data, doesn't track you or manipulate results based on previous searches


Looks cheap but is pretty robust. Pulls results from other search engines (like Google) but with none of the ads

 CC Search
Search for media in the public domain. Great for images


Ted – Be Aware of Search Bubbles

"We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview." 

How Google Searches Work

The life span of a Google query is less then 1/2 second, and involves quite a few steps before you see the most relevant results. Here's how it all works. 


Summer Hours

link The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 13, 2014 - Discussing the use of Wikipedia in the college classroom

link Information Today article discussing Wikipedia, its issues and how it can be used for good

link Find out what wikipedia says it is and what it claims and doesn't.

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