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Internet Research, External Resources

Readers Note: Below is a listing of a variety of search engines and related web pages. A brief description of features and strengths for each is provided to assist the researcher in finding the information needed. The page also includes a variety of academic, business, government and scientific information resources.

 Search the Web:

Alexa  Provides a search engine, web site information and traffic rankings and Open Directory-based web directory from one page.

AltaVista  A full-service web search that includes an MP3/Audio tab. Alta Vista is also the home of the Babel Fish translation page featuring translation to and from English for over a dozen languages.

Ask.com  Formerly "Ask Jeeves," now includes web search, news and information resources, maps and Ask for Kids, a study and learning site.

Dogpile  A metasearch engine that compiles results most of the major search engines. Theoretically, can search more of the web than any single search engine. Another metasearch engine is metacrawler.

Exalead  Exalead attempts to add value to search results by displaying statistics and information about the results, including thumbnails of the pages found.

Gigablast  Gigablast guesses related keywords from a search query--type in a question and it often provides the right answer in "Gigabits" above the search results. Also includes a government search (beta as of March, 2007).

Google  Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

kartoo  A "visual" search engine that dispalys results, keywords, connections and relationships in a "map" format.

Bing  Microsoft's search engine, successor to MSN Search. Of interest for researchers, now includes Academic search for abstracts, texts, references and notes.

mozDex  An open soure technology search engine that relies on a community of users to improve and expand the product.

Yahoo! Search  Another full-service search site from a major Internet company.




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 Other Internet Research Tools:

Answers.com  An "answer-based" search engine. Presents reference content in over four million entries, collected from multiple sources.

American Indian Search  AIS allows American Indian businesses and groups, both small and large, an opportunity to list their group on a centralized web page.

Best of the Web  Human edited web directory that attempts to find and categorize, well, the best.

Britannica  Encyclopedia Britannica online.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Google Maps  Mapquest  Yahoo! Maps   Maps and a variety of road and travel information.

Google Earth  Imagery and geographic information for most of the Earth (free download).

IFACnet  Provides professional accountants in business, small and medium practitioners, and other accountants with access to global resources and information.

Internet Archive  A digital library of internet sites, music, movies, images, audio and texts. Includes The Wayback Machine, over 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to the near-present

Google News  NewsLookup  Yahoo! News   Searchable news aggregators with a variety of features.

krugle  Computer code search.

PubMed  PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Scirus  Free, comprehensive search of scientific information from journal and web sources.

ThomasNet  Industry and company information, downloadable CAD drawings, industrial product release information, etc.

USA.gov (aka firstgov.gov)  A portal to everything in American government--laws and regulations, data and statistics, forms, libraries, and on and on.

Wikipedia  The online encyclopedia that "anyone can edit," has a tremendous range of articles and information. However, humorous or malicious postings can occasionally be found; not recommended for official citation.

Wink  People search engine (social search). Also searches aliases and screen names, social networking sites.

WWW Virtual library  The first index of Web content (1991), still a valuable directory full of high-quality sources of information and analysis.

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