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Last Revised September 25, 2007
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What's New in Search Engines for Chemists - 2007 This page discusses a variety of topics, ranging from RSS to personal search and the semantic web.
Choosing the Best Search Engine for Chemistry - 2005The world of search engines continues to change rapidly, and this page discusses how these developments may impact chemistry.
Big Changes ahead for Search Engines? A spate of acquisitions and other changes promises to have a profound effect on the major search engines. What are these changes and what are the potential results?
Choosing the Best Search Engine for Chemistry - III This page discusses a survey done in 2001 of the most useful WWW search engines for chemistry. It is a more up-to-date version of the material in the next URL
Searching for Images on the WWW describes how to look for chemical images on the World Wide Web, using a combination of regular search engines in addition to specialized engines that search only for images.
Using Meta-Search Engines for Chemistry II This page discusses the use of meta-search engines to access information on the World Wide Web.
Using Meta-Search Engines for Chemistry This is an old version of the evaluation of meta-search engines. It is provided only for historical interest
Choosing the Best Search Engine for Chemistry - II This page discusses a survey done in 2001 of the most useful WWW search engines for chemistry. It is a more up-to-date version of the material in the next URL
Choosing the Best Search Engine for Chemistry- This site represents the results of a 1999 survey and is included mainly for historical purposes. The previous URL is a more recent version of this approach. An Interim Update on WWW Search Engines for Chemistry is a preliminary look at the Google search engine. It is also superseded by Choosing the Best Search Engine for Chemistry - II, listed above.
Following WWW Search Engine Changes. This page discusses some of the best web sites that provide information about changes in the major search engines as well as some tutorials on how to use search engines
CCCE Newsletter Column Fall 08 Burrowers and Browsers.
CCCE Newsletter Column Fall 08 Web Search and Cloud Computing.
The series of web pages listed below was created in May, 1999 by Dr.. Harry E. Pence for the use of his students in the Senior Chemistry Seminar at SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta NY.
How to Read a Scientific Paper Many students find it to be difficult to read a scientific paper,where it is on the web or in a journal. This page makes some helpful suggestions for those who are not yet experienced with this type of reading.
Web page on using the WWW. This web page offers tips on how to evaluate information found on the web, how to respond to unresponsive web sites and how to cite web references.
Web Page on Using WWW Search Engines This web page lists many of the most popular WWW search engines and reviews the advanced search capabilities of each. It also links to some special engines and sites, such as those that access images.