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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09 Dec 2008 23:29 My aerospace and defense wiki (by mlrossitmlrossit)
I really enjoyed putting together my site on the Aerospace and defense industry. This is an industry that I've always been fascinated by, and this project has only increased my interest in this area. With that said, I wish I could have devoted more time each week to working on my site. Between other group projects, interviews, and recruiting events, I didn't get to add the amount of information that I would have liked to. However, I do believe that I provide a lot of relevant information that would benefit any incoming analyst.
09 Dec 2008 21:50 SEMCOG Transit Panel Wiki (by thauckthauck)
I have enjoyed putting together the transition wiki for the SEMCOG Transit Panel. My wiki is designed to explain to a new panel the current public transportation systems in use in Southeast Michigan, as well as the plans that currently exist to upgrade the transit infrastructure in the region. I tried my hardest to design my site in a practical way and lay it out exactly as if I were actually employed by SEMCOG. That being said, I am pretty pleased with the way I was able to blend a conversational tone with a practical resource, meaning that for the future user the site will be informative as far as background is concerned, but also helpful because I clearly lay out and emphasize how to handle certain aspects of information retrieval.
09 Dec 2008 22:56 Mortgage Industry Wiki (by (user deleted))
The main purpose of my wiki was to inform my reader of why the mortgage industry is so relevant and how they can stay up to date with new information. We were exposed to so many resources this semester and I wanted to show an incoming analyst how to utilize these sources and what I learned through my experience with them.
09 Dec 2008 20:01 Internet Infrastructure Wiki (by tmuirtmuir)
My wiki is on the topic of Internet Infrastructure. I thought that it would be an interesting topic for this class because in BIT330 we obviously dealt so much but ignored the physical side of things. When Ben Lewis from Google came in to speak and mentioned so many times how expensive bandwith and servers can be I thought that it added a little bit to my project, just to get the topic on to the minds of people.
18 Dec 2008 19:27 Social Networking Wiki (by jenstanjenstan)
For my term project for BIT330, I researched the Social Networking Industry. My Wikidot site gives insight to an analyst in the industry on about how to go about finding information on social networking.
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