Resources for Students

Driver’s Ed

Searching Tips

Search Sites…going beyond Google
Yes, there is a way to search other than Google! Check these sites and see how your results compare.
 
Directories

Search engines

  • RefSeek– is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone.
  • DuckDuckGo – is a search engine driven by community – you’re on the team! We’re not just servers and an algorithm. We’re so much more.
  • Fact Monster – “is an ideal reference site … that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records”.
  • Yippy– This search group results into clusters. The different clusters are sources, sites and time. Check it out…it will not disappoint!
  • StartPage – protects your privacy! The only search engine that does not record your IP address. Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data is recorded.
Miscellaneous
  • Wolframalpha – gives you access to the world’s facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science.
  • Dogpile – Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google and Yahoo!, so you find what you’re looking for faster.
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Public Library of Law
  • Newseum Includes the front page of newspapers from around the world.