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Internet Search Engines LRC@TCC

Should you use the Internet for scholarly research? Why/Whynot (.wmv) (print/web)

noteFor scholarly sources, think about adding or to your search.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar for scholarly literature. Set Google Scholar preferences to VCCS and LincIt into TCC databases.

Yippy search button

Yippy is a metasearch engine: it queries several top search engines and groups similar results together into “clouds.” Clouds help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you are looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items.

iSeek is a targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. iSeek uses safe search technologies and editor-reviewed content while searching thousands of trusted resources from universities, government, and established noncommercial providers. Results are sorted into efficient groups.

Ask sorts results
Blinkx (video clips)

Google Scholar


Best Information on the Net an alphabetical list of topics, chosen by librarians!

Environment Directory is the largest exclusively environmental organization directory on the Web and includes sites from over 100 countries

Infomine Scholarly Internet resource collections.

Internet Public Library University of Michigan School of Information

Librarians' Index to the Internet by the University of California at Berkeley.

Scout Report Archives critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites

WorldCat (use advanced search to limit to Internet source and NOT netlibrary)

Need help?

Search Engine Math shows how to use +,-,"" to quickly improve your searches.

Do you want a library or the Internet?

Do you want a search engine or a database?

Are you evaluating your sources?

Want to learn more about search engines?

Our subject guide, Searching the Internet, provides information for beginners on how to search, what to search, and how to evaluate what you find. with a listing of specialty search engines is a one stop shop for search engine reviews, news, changes, statistics, etc.

SearchEngineShowdown the users' guide to Web searching, compares and evaluates Internet search engines from the searcher's perspective.