Presently I am working on an online review
of chemical literature searches that one
might use for research, applied research,
development, market research or patents.
Similar expansion and problems are
observed in literature search as with using
the Internet for searching for jobs.
More and more, sites can be found for
posting resumes, looking at job descriptions
and buying services. Which ones should you
use? How do you find out about them? What
should we look out for?
One should not limit either kinds of searches
to exclusively narrow search engines or
methods. Use many, learn from them all,
determine the value of each and share what
your learning from each engine and method.
Many sites (or search engines) are going to
pick up limited subsets of either literature
or job openings and information about the
One of today’s requirements is sharing
information about yourself. Consider your
privacy rights and what is available about you
online. Similarly, search information can
be slanted for or against firms.
One needs to get to the truth.
One person has shared that she recently learned
that someone she knows was recently laid off
from a company she is pursuing for openings
on their web-page.
It is important to fully understand what is
going on, who is responsible and the motivations
to determine if she should continue seeking
In fact this raises the importance of truth and
protecting your personal privacy– it represents
Mitchell wrote a Computerworld article suggesting:
- google: Search privacy tips and google privacy
tips for helpful YouTube videos.
- control who you share items with
choose selective boxes for photos on Picassa
and other photo tools;
google chat- check “off the record”
- Google Chrome: turn off suggestion feature
- Google account: turn off web history
- opt out of interest-based ads
- add SSL to Gmail account.
I solicit other ideas people wish to share.