This is a sampling of search tools available on the World Wide Web. Each search tool works differently from others, with its own set of features and advantages. Please read the help screens provided at each search tool site for full details. Most of the search engines will have a Simple Search and an Advanced or Power Search option.
HINT: To find out more about search engines (updates, comparisons, etc) visit SearchEngineWatch at http://www.searchenginewatch.com/
Lists of selected subject categories. Good for general searches.
ipl2 (This is the result of a merger between the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index) http://www.ipl.org/
Huge comprehensive databases. Good for complex searches.
Yahoo! Search http://search.yahoo.com/
SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES
Wolfram|Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com is an excellent search engine to use when looking for fact-based data, particularly quantitative data. In this sense, it can be considered an "answer" engine.
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
Google Books http://books.google.com/
META SEARCH ENGINES
Searches databases of other search tools. Good for an overview.
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