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Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Blekko is a new search engine that claims to:

  • crawl 3 billion pages of websites selected for quality, and,

  • allows users to create "slashtags" that organizes websites around specific topics or from specified lists of credible sources (credible domains).

Those who want to add their own slashtags must open a Blekko account. The primary developer of Blekko was also behind the Open Directory Project, which uses humans to select individual web pages rather than marking entire domains as reliable.


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