Web-based information resources

This is the home page for BIT330, “Web-based information resources”, taught by Scott Moore at the Ross School of Business in Fall (September—December) 2008. This site has all the information you will need for this class, including assignments, the schedule, and a place to post questions.

If you're wondering why you might want to take this class, then you should watch this video.

Here is a page that lists the best search tools for business students that we discussed and explored this semester.

Schedule (show all)

Date Title
12/08/2008 27 Wrap Up
We wrap up this semester's activities.
12/03/2008 26 Yahoo
We have a visitor from Yahoo.
12/01/2008 25 Metasearch Engines
We discuss and evaluate metasearch engines.
11/26/2008 24 Other Search Sites
We explore many of the most recently created search engines.
11/24/2008 23 Google
We have a visitor from Google.

Topics discussed

Page tags

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Industry updates (show all)

These are the five most recent industry updates. The rest are on the show all page.

Announcements (show all)

These are the five most recent announcements. The rest are on the show all page.

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21 Jan 2009 16:46 Links To All Student Projects
Here are the links to all of the final projects.
18 Dec 2008 21:54 General Feedback About The Term Projects
I will be posting your course grades sometime late Thursday. I have finished recording your assignment grades on the Web site.
01 Dec 2008 01:21 RSS Feeds And Your Term Project
I noticed several things about RSS feeds and the difference for those who handle this part better than others:
01 Dec 2008 00:48 Hint About CSEs And Your Term Project
I have read a bunch of blogs about your custom search engines, and have had the opportunity to look at your CSEs fairly in-depth. Some observations:
24 Nov 2008 00:19 Grades For Project Status Report 3
Here's information about the grades for this status report.

Final projects

Here are the links to all of the final projects.

  1. Investment Banking Industry by bryblumbryblum
  2. Alternative Energy in the US by Eric BrackmannEric Brackmann
  3. Start Up Process by dylanbdylanb
  4. HIV/AIDS Non Profit Initiatives by CaitdCaitd
  5. Automobile Industry by HcflowHcflow
  6. SEMCOG Transit Panel by thauckthauck
  7. Software-as-a-Service by BrianHeM10BrianHeM10
  8. Mortgage Industry by HermatzHermatz
  9. Walt Disney Pictures by Susan KennedySusan Kennedy
  10. U.S. Travel Services: Airlines by laytosplaytosp
  11. Internet Infrastructure by tmuirtmuir
  12. Apple the Company by dpnickdpnick
  13. OIL: U.S. and the World by roopakroopak
  14. Defense & Aerospace Industry by mlrossitmlrossit
  15. Music Recording Industry by schmidkeschmidke
  16. Social Networking by jenstanjenstan

Blog entries (show all)

These are the 5 most recent blog entries. The rest are on the show all page.

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11 Dec 2008 05:37 Oil Wiki (by roopakroopak)
My wiki site focuses on the oil situation in the U.S. and how it relates to the world. My goal was to provide statistical information that would give a very clear view of consumption and production in the U.S. and then closely follow current events. I felt that providing too many statistics would overwhelm an incoming analyst. Therefore, I spent the majority of my time following the news and giving short summaries of the major events occurring each week.
10 Dec 2008 03:26 Music Wiki (by schmidkeschmidke)
The topic of my wiki site is the music recording industry. I chose this industry to study and take a closer look at because new things are always happening within the industry and I am a big fan of music. I found the topic to be pretty interesting throughout the semester and I was able to use a lot of web-related tools to stay on top of the news.
10 Dec 2008 06:07 Apple Wiki (by dpnickdpnick)
My Wiki discusses Apple Inc. and provides information on how an analyst show follow the company. Apple is a very interesting company; a decade ago they only produced computers, and now they are the leaders in music players, a growing leader in the phone industry and digital music sales, as well as other consumer electronics.
10 Dec 2008 01:45 Walt Disney Pictures Wiki (by Susan KennedySusan Kennedy)
I loved working on this project!! This wiki is supposed to provide an overview on the state of Walt Disney Pictures as it stands today, its affiliation with Pixar, and its current and upcoming projects. Some of the other parts should include suggested search techniques and presentation elements. These objectives should be made clear in the "About Me" and "My Research" tabs. Be sure to visit those tabs because there is a link in there that isnt found anywhere else on the site. (i.e. What this research does not cover)
10 Dec 2008 00:22 Start Up Wiki (by dylanbdylanb)
For my project I created a guide for potential entrepreneurs who are interested in expanding their idea into a product and also acquiring funding for their startups. I tried to do this by examining some general information, some issues effecting the industry as well as new interesting startups.
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