Hello guys, for the next posting, which is third posting, we will know about the search engines more details. Besides, we also can differentiate what are mamma.com, Google scholar, Eric digest and yahoo.com based on their differences and similarities. Okay, let’s check it out..!!!
What is mamma.com..??
Mamma.com is a popular and "smart" Meta search engine because every time you type in a query Mamma simultaneously searches a variety of engines, directories, and deep content sites, properly formats the words and syntax for each, compiles their results in a virtual database, eliminates duplicates, and displays them in a uniform manner according to relevance. It's like using multiple search engines, all at the same time. Besides that, Mamma.com helped to introduce Meta search to the Internet as one of the first of its kind and quickly became an established search engine on the Internet. Mamma.com is different search engine if we compare to another search engines. For your information, mamma.com is created in 1996 as a master’s thesis.
What is Google scholar..??
For the second search engine is about Google scholar. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources, for examples, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research. As we know, every search engine has their own features, similarly Google scholar. The features are search diverse sources from one convenient place, find papers, abstracts and citations, locate the complete paper through your library or on the web and last but not least are to learn about key papers in any area of search.
What is Eric digest..??
The third one is Eric digest. ERIC - the Education Resources Information Centre - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. The ERIC mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information that also meets the requirements of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. For your information, the ERIC main supports is to develop and manage of the digital collection, ERIC Thesaurus, Web site, and associated technologies, as well as outreach to ERIC users.
What is yahoo.com..?
Last but not least, what is yahoo.com..?I think this search engine is more popular compared to others search engines, because it is easy to access actually. I encountered and exposed with this search engine since I was standard four and yahoo.com was my first search engine. Yahoo! is a global Internet services company, providing a web portal and platform for a full range of Internet services. Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January of 1994 and the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. While Yahoo! started out as a simple web directory and search service, it has expanded through many added features over the years to become at least one of the top five web service portals out there. A unique feature of Yahoo! is that one may access every service consistently through one Yahoo! ID. By signing up for a Yahoo! ID, one may instantly have access to a home page, email account, and chat/IM account. Furthermore, the services are all integrated with each other, so that mail notifications from a Yahoo! group will go to the owner's mail account, email friends may be automatically added to the IM watch list, and so on. A Yahoo! toolbar may also be downloaded and installed on the web browser. It is available for Internet Explorer and Firefox, and can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The additional Instant Messenger program, Yahoo! Messenger, is a separate stand-alone program available for the same platforms.
My own view
As we know, there are four selected search engines which are mamma.com, Google scholar, Eric digest and yahoo.com have their own characterized and we can categorized and differentiate it based on their own differences and similarities.
Mamma.com is a popular and "smart" Meta search engine. Besides, normally, most of us do not have all day to browse through search engines to other search engines. Thus, mamma.com may require one to spend a lot of time browsing through these web engines before arriving to the final destination for results and I think this is different with other search engine
Based on my reading, Google Scholar is the obvious different that we can see compared to the other search engine is the categories. There are no categories being provided by this search engine and this somehow makes the job of searching for information or anything that we want to know becomes more complicated and takes the whole day of our time and it is similarly with Eric digest which do not has categories. Besides, Eric digest also is not widely use maybe because of there is not enough exposure to this kind of search engine.
When we talk about yahoo, it is not a weird thing that we had heard. I think this search engine is more popular compared to others search engines, because it is easy to access and friendly user. I encountered and exposed with this search engine since I was standard four and yahoo.com was my first search engine. . A unique feature of Yahoo! is that one may access every service consistently through one Yahoo! ID and I really enjoy it..!!