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Blekko Search and Accelerating Peer-reviewed Science links from the Scout Report

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  • ‘New search engines are released all the time, and occasionally a new one is worth checking out. Blekko is a new customizable search engine that helps users stay away from spam, content farms, and malware. Blekko draws on the power of the slashtag in order to organize websites and search results around specific topics. The slashtag is a tool designed to filter search results, and it helps visitors only search high quality sites that are vetted by a team of experts. This version of Blekko is compatible with all operating systems. ‘ – scout report
  • “The Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE is a peer-reviewed, open-access and online publication that publishes articles from all the branches of science and medicine. Their progressive decision not to limit papers based on subject matter “facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines” and allows for a richer site. Visitors will find that one of the unique features of the site is the ability to rate the quality of the articles published. Any registered user can rate the articles, and anybody can become a registered user. The “For Readers” tab near the top of the homepage has a link to “Guidelines for Rating”, which provides visitors with the three rating categories, and their scales, one to five. The categories are “Insight”, “Reliability” and “Style”, and comments are also allowed to accompany the article. Visitors should not miss the link to “Collections”, under the “Browse Articles” tab. . – Scout report

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