That Windows Live is interesting. Thanks!]]>
Thanks for the Clusty recommendation - I’ve been trying it out, and it is remarkably satisfying.
An alternative to Google Scholar:
Windows Live Academic Search
It has some limitations - a heavier interface, only works in IE/Firefox, and draws on far far fewer sources (and those mostly in computers and the hard sciences). However the results interface with presentation of abstracts is quite nice, and for those of us in digital media, the index of all the ACM journals alone will bring up a lot of satisfying results.
There is a good CNET review of Live Academic Search with an evenhanded evaluation of strengths and weaknesses. No explanation of the ridiculous branding that extends the tag “Windows” name to a search portal.]]>
Clusty offers a Shakespeare Search that I find interesting too. You can search characters, terms, works and so one. I’d like to see this as part of some search game.
Clusty is my preferred search engine. I do use Google for some searches (comparative) though but Google Images, Google Video and Personalised Google I use quite alot.]]>
Excellent set of research and discussions. We should add this page to our “Pedagogy and Scholarship” resources!]]>