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Customized Search Engines Discussed

Wondering how to apply the Google Customized Search Engine field to the library world, or to assist your patrons?  Read the latest issue of the Google Librarian Newsletter.  the article "Google Custom Search Engine: A Powerful Tool for Knowledge Experts" by Dan Appleman, provides a wonderful and powerful look as to how this feature enables software developers accomplish desired tasks more quickly and efficiently.  To read the article, visit: http://www.google.com/librariancenter/newsletter/0705.html

A library specific Customized Search Engine that has already been created is the Librarian's E-Library, at: http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=015271347771663724636%3Acmwvisovdsg

Another interesting website I found perusing the Internet is on Search Engine Showdown.  They compare six customized search engines with the topic of State Libraries.  See what you think of each search engine, visit: http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/cse/search-state-libraries/

As posted before, MINITEX has created tutorials on how to create a Google Customized Homepage and a Google Custom Search Engine.  To view these tutorials, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/archived.asp#149


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