School and campus librarians say Google likely will remain the preferred option for student and faculty research even after the much-ballyhooed deal between Microsoft and Yahoo, but they say Microsoft's Bing search engine could cater to image searches in particular.

Yahoo officials agreed this week to eliminate the company's search engine and replace it with Microsoft's new Bing search function. Acquiring Yahoo's online audience will boost Bing's market share to nearly 30 percent, up from about 8 percent before the deal was struck, according to industry numbers. Search giant Google, however, is expected to retain 65 percent of online searches.

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