What is ResearchBuzz?

“ResearchBuzz is designed to cover the world of Internet research. To that end this site provides almost daily updates on search engines, new data managing software, browser technology, large compendiums of information, Web directories — whatever. If in doubt, the final question is, “Would a reference librarian find it useful?” If the answer’s yes, in it goes!

A weekly newsletter is available, or you’re welcome to subscribe to the RSS feed." http://www.researchbuzz.com

Users at UCLA:

Mike Franks, Social Sciences Computing

I don’t know where I first heard of this mailing list but the author, Tara O’Calishain is also the author of Google Hacks and I find this weekly (or so) newsletter useful for these reasons:

  • She analyzes and compares search engine features in ways that I wouldn’t have thought of.
  • She gives links to all kinds of interesting data sources on the web that I find myself passing on to faculty in those areas.