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What is a search engine?
It is a program that helps you search for information on the internet.
Google is one of the most well known search engines, but it is not necessarily recommended for academic research.
Anyone can post anything on Google. You can not be guaranteed that it will be true.
These search engines are
because they were created by and for educators:
includes only websites
recommended by librarians, teachers, and educational and library consortia
on their various webpages.
presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike.
online search engine
that goes only to sites that have been pre-approved by educators. This is an AWESOME source for easy and reliable research.
Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by research experts. Other options available from Sweet Search:
**Teaching Web Research Skills**
teaches Web research skills to educators and students
for profiles of 1,000+ significant people.
**SweetSearch Social Studies**
for our best social studies content.
- this is an easy to use, exceptional search engine
This is a
very graphic and user-friendly
- one of the most popular and user-friendly search engines.
Google a Day
- this game posts a daily question requiring players to search Google to find the answers. This could be a fun way to teach your students how to conduct an effective search. See these
to get started.
- This link gives a wide range of cool tools to use for an accurate search. How to use sites, Boolean operators, key words, etc.
on how to best
can be found
. The hints found here can be used in many other search engines as well.
For more advanced searchers, there is even and
Advanced Cheat Sheet
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for
. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, pre-print repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
- Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share. It generates quiz questions based on research activity, supports the creation of research journals as well as concept maps for learning assessment.
is the U.S. federal government's official web portal. This search engine searches 180,000,000+ federal and state government web pages.
- a "
knowledge engine" - 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. See this
to see how it works.
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