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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30 Nov 2008 14:01 Sending PricewaterhouseCoopers Through Pipes (by BrianHeM10BrianHeM10)
Currently I am preparing for my first interivew of my recruiting process for a Technology Advisory Intern position at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In class, a suggestion was to use one of the new page monitor tools to keep track of new information about a company. Thus, that is exactly what I did. I will give a brief overview on what Yahoo Pipes is, show how I created my pipe, and comment on the results.
30 Nov 2008 05:23 Using the "Deep Web" To Find SaaS Industry Statistics (by BrianHeM10BrianHeM10)
The "Deep Web" is the enormous amount of information that is hidden from normal search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Live, and AltaVista. Essentially, the information within the Deep Web are articles and research reports that exist within databases or password-protected websites. As a result, this high-quality information requires more effort to locate; yet, there are a few tools that can be used to dive into the Deep Web.
29 Nov 2008 22:46 Digg vs. Reddit (by dpnickdpnick)
In this blog, I am going to compare the two most popular social news sites, Digg and Reddit. For the past few years, I have used Digg and I have grown very accustomed to it. I use it not only to get the news, but also for enjoyment. For instance, when I checked Digg today the first piece that came up was this, which put a big smile on my face (exactly what I need after a stressful day).
28 Nov 2008 22:11 What To Do When You Can't RSS (by Susan KennedySusan Kennedy)
Some sites, for whatever reasons, don't have an RSS feature that allows you to receive updates through your blog roll. This can became inconvenient when you want to see if a site has changed without having to spend the time to check the site frequently. To get around this, you can use email alerts. Email alerts allow you receive updates in your inbox whenever a site has changed.
30 Nov 2008 14:09 Diving Through the Deep Web (by Susan KennedySusan Kennedy)
I was surprised to learn that if you can't find something on Google, that it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There is apparently a significantly larger portion of data that exists beyond what Google and other dominant search engines can pick up.
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