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tsixt@sierracollege.edu Updated: 8/23/11


Search Engines and Subject Directories

Ask.com

A search engine where you can ask questions in plain English (natural language).

Bing

Microsoft's "decision engine" suggests topics related to your search. It also retrieves images and video.

Exalead

This medium-sized search engine gives you many options to refine your search. It also has an image search option.

Gigablast

Gigablast has many advanced search options plus it gives other suggested topics (called Giga Bits) at the top of your search resulsts page.

Google

This search engine ranks results based on the number of links to a page. The "I'm feeling lucky" button takes you directly to the highest ranked page for your search. Google image search is great for finding pictures.

Infomine

This subject directory from the University of California, Riverside contains a collection of annotated, scholarly Internet resources.

ipl2

ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarian's Internet Index.

Scirus

A search engine for the sciences with over 450 million science web pages.

Yahoo

A popular subject directory and search engine.

Sierra College Library's Customized Search Engines

Art and Architecture on the Internet

Information on art, artists and architecture from the Smithsonian, ArtLex, ArtSource, the Metropolitan Museum, World Wide Arts Resources, etc.

Primary Sources on the Internet

A search engine to assist students with locating primary sources on the internet.