Special Search Terms

view:map "search term"

view:timeline "search term"

filetype:ppt "search term"

filetype:pdf "search term"

site:edu "search term"

site:gov "search term"

site:loc.gov "SearchTerms" (this searches the Library of Congress!)

KIDS SEARCH - http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/joycevalenza/335126

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need


Search Engines

Google (Advanced),
NEW!!! Google Scholar Find scholarly, peer-reviewed subject-specific results with advanced search
Google Book Soople (Google explicit!)
Icerocket blogg search
All the Web (Advanced),
ASK (Advanced) ,
Exalead Advanced,
OAIster (university archives),
*Killer Info,
Wayback Machine (archived web pages),
Rocket News (for breaking news)
For comparing: Twingine

Special Search Engines:

Librarians Internet Index - dozens of high-quality websites carefully selected, described, and organized by our team of librarians.
Social Issues Browse hot topics and pro/con links
TechnoratiBrowse or search user-identified subjects ("tags") for blog advice or opinions
CiteSeer (who's citing whom in scientific publication),
OJOSE (Science Journals),
AllSearchEngines (foreign language)
Scirus (science) http://scirus.com,
SearchEric.org (education) http://searcheric.org,
SOSIG (Social Sciences) http://www.sosig.ac.uk/
HUMBUL (Humanities) http://www.humbul.ac.uk/,
Biography Center http://www.biography-center.com/
PSIGate: Physical Science Information Gateway http://www.intute.ac.uk/sciences/

Metasearch Engines


**Clusty, Brainstorm topic ideas using result clusters. Uncover buried sites by choosing a related cluster. Drill down into a cluster of results

Grokker Explore a web of your topic and subtopics (Yahoo results)
Ixquick Metasearch, Similicio.us, Keotag, whonu, Answers,com,
Ithaki Metasearch, Icerocket
BrainBoost (question answering/natural language), Turbo10.com, KartOO, Metacrawler, , Dogpile, MetaEureka, Mamma, MetaFind, MetaMission, MetaSearch, QueryServer Metor, Pandia Search Central, Search.com, SurfWax, Highway61, SearchTurtle, WebScout, Proteus

Subject Directories

Virtual LRC Select a subject category, then search on term(s) or a phrase
Librarian's Index to the Internet, Google Directory, DMOZ (Open Directory Project), netTrekker,
Yahoo! Directory,
Multnomah Homework Center, Noodelinks,
High School Hub, Pinakes (subject launchpad) LibrarySpot,
About.com , IPL Pathfinders, *Academic Info (scholarly),
BUBL LINK (scholarly), Infomine (scholarly), DeskRef,
Dewey Browse, CyberDewey, Digital Librarian,
Awesome Library, Best Information on the Internet Galaxy,
Internet Public Library, Invisible Web,
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, Kid Info,
LookSmart, Open Directory Project ,
WWW Virtual Library, TrackStar, What You Seek

Primary Sources
American Memory
Locate documents, sound recordings, images, maps, and other American primary sources
Ready, 'Net, Go!
Browse worldwide archival index
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
Search for online exhibitions selected by Smithsonian librarians

Image and Media Searching

(Remember to be careful about copyright, especially when publishing on the Web! Ask for permission to use and cite any image that is not public domain)

AltaVista Image Finder http://www.altavista.com/image/default
Creative Commons Search
Google Image Search http://images.google.com/
Corbis.com http://corbis.com/
Ditto.com: The Place for Pictures http://www.ditto.com/
NYPL Digital Gallery http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm
Find Sounds http://www.findsounds.com/
Fossick.com Multimedia Fossick.com http://fossick.com/Multimedia.htm
Lycos Richmedia http://richmedia.lycos.com/
New York Times Multimedia [[| http://www.nytimes.com/multimedia]]
Pics4Learning http://pics.tech4learning.com/
PicSearch http://picsearch.com
Proteus Image Search (combined search interface) http://www.thrall.org/proimage.html
Public Health Image Gallery http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/default.asp
WebSEEk: Content-based Image and Video Search and Catalog Tool for the Web http://ww.ctr.columbia.edu/webseek/
Yahoo Picture Gallery http://gallery.yahoo.com/
Yahoo News Image Gallery http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/g/ts/
Yahoo! News Photos Slide Gallery http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=ss