Internet Librarian International starts today in London at the Copthorne Tara hotel, but many of us were here yesterday for the preconference workshops. I attended Greg Notess’ Advanced Search Techniques seminar and, as usual with Greg’s sessions, I came away with lots of useful tips. Two that have particularly stuck in my mind are:
Windows Live images search – note the scroll bar on the right hand side of the browser. Live lets you view a lot more than the usual 10 or 20 displayed in the other search engines.
Undocumented Yahoo commands – use the region command to restrict your search by continent or region, for example region:europe or region:southamerica.