Tag Archives: Search tips

Happy to be writing for Jinfo (formerly FreePint) again

So much going on in the world of information and searching and so few posts written. My only excuse is that I’ve been very busy because there is so much going on in the…OK, you can guess the rest! It’s … Continue reading

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Default to Google: it’s a hard habit to break

From time to time SearchEngineWatch produces useful reviews of search engines other than Google. Recently DuckDuckGo has been in spotlight. This was a useful article because the author really tried hard to give DuckDuckGo a proper trial and with some … Continue reading

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Let the bells ring out, spreading harmony

An appropriately festive article of especial interest to me (as a bell-ringer, or “campanologist” if you like long words), entitled Ding dong measurement on high, swung into my in-box from ScienceDaily over the weekend and inspired me to think about … Continue reading

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Tip of the day: a neat ebook on Google search tips and tricks

Gizmag, which itself is an interesting read for anyone of techy-mindedness, is currently offering a free download to A Guide to Google Tools, Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without You can fill in a form to download the book … Continue reading

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Trouble digesting all that information?

Recently, Sage kindly made freely available an interesting paper from 2012 entitled Coping with information obesity: A diet for information professionals, by Scott Brown. Although this is aimed at the info. professional (so the Disruptive Searcher found it to be right up … Continue reading

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“Pearls” of wisdom from Phil: take a break from Google

I’ve mentioned before that there are other search engines apart from Google, which most everyone knows anyway. But that doesn’t mean that we actually bother to try them very often. Well, we should be bothering. Save time, find more of what you … Continue reading

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Useful beginner’s guide to patent searching

Patents are useful documents and there are lots of free sources out there that you can use to search them. A recent article in Sensors Magazine by a European Patent Office (EPO) patent examiner, provides a good introduction to using … Continue reading

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Yippee, it’s the company results conference season!

Many companies report their results at this time of year and one way that the public companies do this is through conferences. Two such examples are the annual CAGNY event – Consumer Analyst Group of New York and the Citi … Continue reading

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Google’s birthday bash

Well, happy 15th birthday Google. It’s had a chequered ride, which is hardly surprising being as that’s what tends to happen to market leaders. I’ll admit to having had a very quick bash on the piñata Google Doodle. Probably my … Continue reading

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Shurley a bit simplistic

I’m not usually one to come to the defence of Google, indeed I’d love it if they made their preferences easier to find, search tips more obvious (how about a search tips button?) and didn’t hide “verbatim” quite so well. … Continue reading

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