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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21 Oct 2008 13:44 News Search and How it Changed My Life (by Susan KennedySusan Kennedy)
I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered exactly how little I actually knew about searching for news on the web.
13 Oct 2008 16:56 Google News Search (by (user deleted))
Are you tired of having to watch the local news every night to find out whats happening in the world? Do you want to be able to find out what happened when it actually happens? Well that's where the numerous news search engines that exist come in, they will enable you to maximize your information and minimize your effort.
13 Oct 2008 16:55 What's Bnet? (by dpnickdpnick)
One of the websites from today's class about the Deep Web was BNet. Our professor talked briefly about it, mentioning that he was relatively knew to the site, but so far he has been impressed. I decided to take a look around the site and review it for you, so enjoy!
13 Oct 2008 16:48 Politics In Search (by dylanbdylanb)
I recently saw when browsing my RSS reader, an article about "Keating Economics" being one of the top terms on Google the day the Obama campaign released the information about McCain's connection to the Keating Five. I was a little surprised that this was one of the top terms on Google so I wondered what else the search industry was doing involving the presidential campaigns.
13 Oct 2008 16:38 Search Tool Data Analysis (by BrianHeM10BrianHeM10)
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications is currently the fastest growing software sector and one of the fastest growing industries in the world. I am interested in specifics reasons why this is the case. I used the web search engines to answer: "What are some of the biggest factors causing the enormous growth rates in the SaaS industry?"
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