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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28 Nov 2008 15:32 Interview Prep (by roopakroopak)
Interviews are right around the corner and there are fewer and fewer jobs to be had! For this reason, I have decided to stray from my usual topic of oil consumption and focus on how to deal with the coming battles that face us all. Interview preparation is difficult because it seems like companies can ask you anything and everything and in whatever way they want. In my recent discussions with seniors, I have heard stories ranging from an interviewer playing around with his cell phone to four interviewers walking into the room and turning down the lights. Despite how crazy an interviewer may act during an interview, all you can really do is know your stuff and hope for the best. Since the markets are going nuts and students are going crazy, I decided to see how the tools we have used in BIT 330 can help prepare for the madness to come.
27 Nov 2008 06:30 The Deep Web? (by roopakroopak)
I naturally have a tendency to be skeptical of web resources that I have never heard of. Before our class on The Deep Web, I had no idea that the Deep Web existed. The idea that these were resources that a normal Google search could not access interested me slightly, but I assumed the information couldn't really be that useful. I decided to go ahead and give the "Deep Web" a try and explore what it had to offer. I thought it might change my perceptions like RSS feeds and news searches had.
26 Nov 2008 19:28 Seduction By Google (by samooresamoore)
Here's a great article at the NYT about how "Google Seduces with Utility". I have a feeling it describes how many of you feel about the company.
26 Nov 2008 17:14 Statestats (by tmuirtmuir)
State Stats is an interesting little application that I stumbled across. You enter a query that you are interested in and then it gives you information, broken down by state, on who in the United Sates is doing that search. They use the Google chart API to give you a nice color coded map, too.
26 Nov 2008 16:43 Yahoo Pipes for Social Networking (by jenstanjenstan)
Yahoo Pipes is so intense and elaborate and confusing yet really cool. In this blog I'm going to attempt to make a blog of news related sites with information on each one of my main players, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn. Hopefully as I go along this whole idea about Pipes and how it works will become a lot less intimidating.
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