Thursday, March 19, 2009

DocMazy - Document and Slideshow Search Engine

DocMazy is a search engine for documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets. Unlike a typical search engine, a DocMazy search does not return websites, it returns only documents (most in pdf format) slideshows, and spreadsheets. You can see the results of my search for "learning styles" here. DocMazy provides a preview of each document in a pop-up window that allows you to see the entire document without having to download it. If you want to download a document, DocMazy provides a link for that.

Applications for Education
DocMazy could be a good research tool for students. While students will still have to be able to discern reliable resources from unreliable, DocMazy does cut down on the number of results that may be of a non-academic nature.

Here are a couple of related resources that may be of interest to you:

Update: As of this morning DocMazy seems to be offline as it is returning a 404 message. Hopefully, this is only temporary. I'll update again when it comes back online. Thanks for the heads-up Skip.

Update: DocMazy is back online and functioning properly.

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