Each week the library shares tech tools to make teaching easier. This week focuses on searching beyond Google. Use the specialty search engines highlighted below to improve search results and increase the likelihood your students are finding reliable information. Carrot2 is a great search engine for students who need visual representation of results instead of a typical search result page.
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Students and Teachers can add a chrome extension for North's database: Opposing Viewpoints in Context. When a Google search is performed, the search engine will also display results from our new database in a box on the right hand side of the screen. Using reliable sources for research has never been easier! Initial setup requires students to enter the code for NN, email Amanda and she will walk you through how to do it or come and guide your class through the short process
Students can use WA to compare different sets of data from climate and population to most popular movies and cars. Will retrieve charts, graphs and more
Carrot2 organizes your search results into topics. Students can see their search term grouped by topic/cluster. View as a topic wheel or a cluster. Great for visual learners and for students to easily recognize where their search query fits with other topics/terms.
Creative Commons new and improved search engine allows students and teachers to quickly and easily locate images that are free to use, share and modify in educational settings.
Tailor a news feed for your class. Google News pushes reliable news to the top of the feed, provides fact checking links for many articles and allows students to focus on a specific region. Advanced Search will allow searchers to view archived newspapers from any time period Google has digitized.