Quick Tip Tuesday: Twingly for Blog Searches

blogEver since Google dismantled its separate blog search engine, searching blogs has been cumbersome. Blog results are sprinkled throughout the main web results, and while Google still offers a separate blog screening mechanism via the News tab (click on “Search tools,” then “All news” and limit to blogs), the results seem limited to sources in its news database.

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IceRocket is still around, but I prefer not to rely on a single search engine.

Thankfully, Twingly provides a terrific alternative, with a robust advanced search screen offering excellent sorting and limiting tools. You can also set up email or RSS updates on your search terms. This is a great tool to add to your research toolbox.

Photo source: NOGRAN s.r.o., Flickr

Introducing Quick Tip Tuesdays

In an effort to blog more often and share more of what I know, I’m starting a new series of posts called Quick Tip Tuesday. Every Tuesday I’ll share a new research resource, a nifty search methodology, or an important lesson gleaned from my years of experience as a researcher. Perhaps I’ll even include items that have helped me in running my professional or personal life.

If you have any tips to share, I’d love to hear them. Please share them in the comments or email me.