Illustrating Difference: Intervention in Mali

Here another illustration of how Find Policy is quicker at retrieving the information you may be looking for, when checking what is going on in the world of politics and policy. Mali was much in the news, earlier this year. So what does Google tell us about the intervention? One search with the general engine (left) and with the Foreign Policy engine of Find Policy.  As with the other ones, click on the image to take a closer look.

Search on November 6, 2013. Click to enlarge.

How do the results compare? General Google gives you Wikipedia, which is a useful site but if that is what you want you could go to Wikipedia straightaway. The scholarly articles, highlighted on the left, do not relate to policy, but rather to medical intervention. The Guardian and Al Jazeera are interesting, though. (Also, Find  Policy has advertising, see our FAQs.)

Still, we think Find Policy does the type of fine job that you'd find useful. The engine gives you a richer picture on Mali's intervention, with more nuance. There are diverse sources (Brookings, Chatham House, United States Institute of Peace), offering deeper takes, including a short video. We are not saying that it will return better results every single time. But we think it is much more likely that you will get better results with Find Policy than with a general search.

More illustrations to follow.