Online Databases
Search the web


Some other good websites with search tools are:

  • iTools - find anything on the web with library, geographical, financial, and Internet search functions
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet - librarian selected and annotated index to the Internet, updated weekly

Search Engines

Yahoo! - clean interface for accessing relevant information, products, and services

Help   Advanced Search

Google - search engine employs text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to a user's search

Help  Advanced Search

AllTheWeb - combines one of the largest and freshest indices with the most powerful search features

Help     Advanced Search

AltaVista - portal featuring web and newsgroup search engine as well as paid submission services


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Wisenut - employs a context-sensitive ranking algorithm to return search results by degrees of relevance

Advanced Search

Teoma - compares links of sites that are subject relevant


Ask Jeeves - allows users to search by question, phrase, or term


MSN - MSN search engine, searching sources including the Web, MSN's Encarta encyclopedia, news, and images. 


All-in-one Search Engines

Webcrawler - search multiple search engines at once

Web News Photos top Advanced Search

Metacrawler - search service that relies on the databases of other search engines

any   all   phrase Advanced Search 


Dogpile - multi-engine semi-parallel search interface. Searches logically through several search engines until 10 matches are found. Allows use of boolean and proximity operators


Tools & Tips     Advanced Search

Vivisimo - offers organized search results with document clustering

Help   Advanced Search

Search Tools by Librarians

Internet Public Library - provides library services to Internet users. Includes a reference center, a catalog of books and publications, subject-based collections, and resources for kids and teens

KidsClick - web guide/search engine for kids by librarians