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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Recommended Website of the Month

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Posted by Andy

I stumbled on this, useful if not fun meta search engine through the CILIP members blog landscape. Allplus is described as; "The Universal Meta Search and Discovery Engine". With it you can search the best search engines including Ask, Google, Live and Yahoo.

The results are a combination of traditional textual ranks, images, blogs, videos and a cluster graph - see the picture above for ScHARR Library. You can click on the topic in the tree or graph which in turn brings the pages in that cluster to the top of the results which in turn is a useful way of focussing your search. From a quick play about it may not be 100% perfect, but the cluster graph does have potential beyond being a fun gimmick.

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