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Search Engines Lists & Directories — 7 Lucky Links

Magnifying GlassUsing the right search engine for the job can save you tons of time. Check out the links below to learn about specific search engines and what they can do for you. Do you have another one to recommend? Let us know by adding a comment. Link Friday is a regular feature.

1. Pandia Powersearch – Amazing all-in-one list of search engines and directories, including the hidden Web, audio and video, and much more.

2. Search Engines Directory – Search engine directory from a fantastic authority—check out the blog while you’re there.

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Business Research Strategies and Skills

LibraryIf you’re a consultant, freelancer, or small business owner, at some point you’ll need to do research for your business. Maybe you’ll need to do market research, compare insurance plans, manage your reputation online, or scope out the competition. Whatever the topic, you’ll need a strategy, tools to work with the information you find, and the skills to manage the logistics—and that all comes before you can even start making sense of whatever you find.

Business research is less likely to involve searching for THE definitive answer, unquestionable truths, or exhaustive literature reviews in scholarly fashion.

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Research Strategies and Skills for Business

Man with books in libraryIf you’re a consultant, freelancer, or small business owner, at some point you’ll need to do research for your business. Maybe you’ll need to do market research, compare insurance plans, manage your reputation online, or scope out the competition. Whatever the topic, you’ll need a strategy, tools to work with the information you find, and the skills to manage the logistics—and that all comes before you can even start making sense of whatever you find.

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7 Lucky Links to Search Engines Lists & Directories

Magnifying GlassUsing the right search engine for the job can save you tons of time. Check out the links below to learn about specific search engines and what they can do for you. Do you have another one to recommend? Let us know by adding a comment. Link Friday is a regular feature.

1. Pandia Powersearch – Amazing all-in-one list of search engines and directories, including the hidden Web, audio and video, and much more.

2. Search Engines Directory – Search engine directory from a fantastic authority—check out the blog while you’re there.

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Research Tools for Regular Folks

ToolboxHappily, there are plenty of useful tools for searching, offloading, and managing information when you’re using computers and the Web for research.  Your tools of choice should depend on:

  • what you want to do with the information,
  • your comfort level with computers,
  • the software you’re using,
  • your computing environment (Mac, Windows, home, work, etc.),
  • and what will make your life easier.