This is one of my new favorite websites: http://bookseer.com/ Simply type in the last book you read (make sure it’s one you liked) and Book Seer will suggest other books you might like. Fun! I tried several books and I think it gives good suggestions – some from Amazon, some from LibraryThing.
Bing.com is Microsoft’s new search engine that has potential for catching on. It’s visually appealing in a very different way than Google. Rather than blank white space that cuts to the chase, Bing provides a vivid image that varies based on your location. In my few trials, Bing provided valid returns, even though some were different than the same search in Google. So it’s nice to have an alternative search engine. Interested? Try it out at bing.com.
Want to learn more? Read this blog post at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/compare-bings-search-results-with-googles-using-bing-vs-google/
Looking for a new way to search for general information? Try http://duckduckgo.com/ and see what you think. It helps narrow results by asking you questions related to your search. Just an idea!
or news stories from the past? Check out Google’s latest tool, Google Timeline at http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/ . Some of the videos you won’t be able to access on campus, but there’s a wealth of good information available to you quickly there!
Thanks to Joyce Valenza, I’ve discovered Harper Teen Books, an amazing website resource for young adult lit. You can peek into books, find new fiction suggestions, and learn more about your favorite authors. I’ve put the link in the box on the right, or you can click here: http://harperteen.com/