Thursday, March 29, 2012

22 of the Best Search Engine and Web Resources for Education

All of us use ordinary search engines, i.e. Google, Bing and Yahoo, for business or personal use, but they’re not always the best when looking for certain information. I have created a list of 22 search engines and web resources that can help you find educational resources quickly and efficiently so you can complete your project faster.
  1. Sweet Search - This "Search Engine for Students" searches only the 35,000 Web sites that their staff of research experts, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.
  2. Wolfram Alpha - Introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers - not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.
  3. Google Scholar - Powered by Google, this search engine makes it easy to find papers, abstracts, citations and other scholarly literature.
  4. iSEEK - Designed specifically for students and educators, iSEEK is a non-commercial search engine that delivers editor-reviewed results from universities, government sites and other noncommercial providers.
  5. DMOZ - Although it's not technically a search engine (it doesn't index the whole Web), DMOZ, or the Open Directory Project, offers searchable access to millions of links that have been hand-picked by volunteers who are experts in their fields.
  6. Dogpile - Dogpile searches other search engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask, to bring you the best of the web in one handy results list. You can also feel good about using Dogpile because the site donates portions of its revenue to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.)
  7. Yippy - Yippy is a unique meta search engine that delivers results in related clusters to help you find exactly what you need as fast as possible.
  8. MetaCrawler - This meta search engine searches Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, About, MIVA and others. You can use this engine to find information, images, videos, news, yellow page listings and white page listings.
  9. Mamma - Known as the 'mother of all search engines,' Mamma allows you to perform a general Web meta search like the above engines, or focus your results on Twitter, news feeds, images and video, local results and job opportunities.
  10. - returns results from everyone's favorite search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and About. The site also offers filtering for subjects like flights, jobs, multimedia, shopping and more.
  11. MsFreckles - There are tons of different ways to use MsFreckles. You can search the entire web, search Google blogs, search UK sites only, search specific domains, search for multiple websites, search definitions, search scholarly papers.
  12. Goofram - Goofram is a mash-up of Google Search and Wolfram Alpha search. Enter your search term(s) intoGoofram and it will display relevant results drawn from Google and Wolfram Alpha.
  13. OJOSE - The Online JOurnal Search Engine (OJOSE) is a search engine that can help you find, download or purchase scientific publications from over 60 different databases.
  14. Scirus - Scirus is another search engine focused on the sciences. It has indexed over 410 million scientific items, including journal articles, patent information, scientists' web pages and institutional repositories.
  15. Twurdy - Twurdy has been created to provide people with access to search results that suit their own readability level.
  16. Mashpedia - Mashpedia is a real-time visual board for millions of topics. It fetches online content from different web services and assembles them on the fly in a convenient interface. Mashpedia makes it easy to visualize, monitor, learn and explore digital contents about any topic.
  17. Fotopedia - is an free online photo encyclopedia where you can search for thousands of images.
  18. Open Culture - Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Their mission is to centralize content from Web 2.0, curate it, and to provide the content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all there.
  19. Blinkx - Users can search more than 32 million hours of video on Blinkx by keyword or category.
  20. Picsearch - This image search engine puts 3,000,000,000 pictures at your fingertips.
  21. Whos Talkin - a social media search tool that allows users to search for conversations surrounding the topics that they care about most. can help you join in on the conversations that you care about most.
  22. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - allows you to research learning resources from goverment agencies.

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