Biznar – beta free and the first federated search portal AND business research website

October 23, 2008

I recommend to try a new  Biznar (http://www.biznar.com), a publicly available business research website:

“Deep Web Technologies debuted a beta version of the first of its line of free, federated search portals, Biznar (http://www.biznar.com), a publicly available business research website. Using Deep Web’s highly sought-after federated search technology, Explorit Research Accelerator, Biznar scans the best business websites on the Internet, including blogs, news sites, patent sources, search engines and deep web sources, returning the most relevant results to one, easily navigable, ranked page. Federated search is the future of search because of its ease and power to find content not normally indexed by the popular search engines, including Google, Yahoo! and others.”

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Firefox extensions for Research

June 29, 2008

Recently I have found an interesting website

100 Essential Firefox Add-Ons for Librarians and maybe our very own LL

It contains different categories of extensions:

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Research and Citation
  • Bookmarking
  • Development
  • Mdeai
  • Search
  • Superchanged browsing
  • Privacy & Security
  • Patrons

One category concerns research & citation

Research & Citation
Corral your notes, get help with answers, and more, all with these useful add-ons.

  1. Clipmarks: Capture important bits from around the web using Clipmarks.
  2. Google Notebook: Using Google Notebook, you can take notes right in your browser.
  3. Fleck: Fleck allows you to add notes and comments on web pages for yourself and others.
  4. Googlepedia: When you use Googlepedia, every time you search with Google, you’ll see a relevant Wikipedia right alongside your results.
  5. Taboo: If you keep lots of tabs open for reference later, use this add-on that allows you to save them elsewhere.
  6. Endnote: Endnote allows you to easily download a citation from Firefox.
  7. Copy Plain Text: Using this add-on, you can turn all web page text into plain unformatted text.
  8. Yoono: Start a scrapbook of resources, or just see what others have discovered by using this add-on.
  9. Screengrab: Save pages for archiving and sharing with this add-on that will save entire pages or portions of a page as images.
  10. Answers: Get answers as fast as one click using this add-on.
  11. Fireshot: Take snapshots of pages, annotate them, and save them in a number of different formats with this add-on.
  12. Who is this Person?: Using this add-on, you can highlight any name on a web page and find their information on Wikipedia, LinkedIn, IMDB, and lots more.
  13. Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant: With this add-on, you can find what you’re looking for faster.
  14. Hyperwords for Firefox: Get access to references, searches, conversions, translations, and lots more using Hyperwords.
  15. 1-Click Answers: You can click any word to get definitions, facts, and more using this add-on.
  16. Dictionary Search: This add-on looks up selected words in an online dictionary.