Best Search Tools - InfoPeople's short guide to using the three major search engines
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - UC Berkeley Teaching Library Internet Workshops: Tutorial Table of Contents. Guide to the "...latest trends in search engines, directories, and evaluating web pages"
Internet Tutorials (University of Albany) - covers basic internet, research guides, search engines & subject directories, browsers, software training
Recommended Search Strategy: Analyze Your Topic & Search with Peripheral Vision - "The Five-Step Search Strategy We Recommend" (U.C. Berkeley)
Researching Companies Online - this business research tutorial presents a step-by-step process for finding free company and industry information on the World Wide Web, by Debbie Flanagan.
Search Engine Watch - useful for those involved with creating and promoting web sites and search engine users: researchers, librarians and general web surfers who want to know how to find things better using search engines
Web Search Strategies - highly recommended for clear information, though somewhat dated (Debbie Flanagan)
Evaluate Web Pages Tutorial - Widener University's Wolfgram Memorial Library's new video tutorial. Please watch this well-produced 15-minute student tutorial. In order to view and hear this tutorial, you will need Macromedia's free "Flash" plugin installed on your computer. If you have a slow connection at home, it will be easier for you to watch this Internet video in the Library.
Original Web Evaluation Materials from Wolfgram Memorial Library - Divides websites into five kinds of sites with differing criteria for evaluating each one: Advocacy, Business/Marketing, News, Informational, and Personal.
Rutgers University: A Guide to Library Research: Evaluating World Wide Web Information - A chapter in a Paul Robeson Library guide How to Write a Better Paper, includes: Pick A Topic, Locate Background Information, Locate Books, Locate Articles, How to Evaluate Sources, Evaluating World Wide Web Resources, Writing the Paper, How to Cite Sources, How to Avoid Plagiarism, and more.
University of California, Berkeley: Evaluating Web Pages: Why and How - Teaching Library Internet Workshops,
5 Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages from Olin & Uris Libraries, Cornell University Library.
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - guide to copyright, intellectual property, fair use, propaganda, misinformation, disinformation, bias and resource evaluation (Johns Hopkins University)
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria & Tools - Reference Division, Olin, Kroch, and Uris Libraries, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
QuickStudy: Library Research Guide - University of Minnesota (UM) Libraries offer eight modules designed to teach library research techniques, including "the process of choosing a topic; designing a research strategy; finding different kinds of sources such as articles, books and internet sites; evaluating sources; [and] essential citation information."
T is for Thinking (ICYouSee) - John R. Henderson, Ithaca College Library, Ithaca, NY
The evaluation sites were found using Librarians' Internet Index
alltheweb - All the Web, All the Time: largest, fast multimedia search
Alta Vista Advanced Search - one of the oldest
Ask.com - natural language search
Disinformation - the subculture search engine
Google - a favorite, fast and relevant
KnowPlay? - a simple menu to reference subject categories for casual users of the Internet, includes maps, finance, music, local information, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, etc.
Scirus: For Scientific Information Only - focuses on scientific information, searching the whole Web including access-controlled sites, and non-text files, as well as journal sources such as ScienceDirect, IDEAL, US Patent Office, MEDLINE on BioMedNet, Beilstein on ChemWeb, BioMed Central and Neuroscion (subscription is required for access to full text of journals)
U.C. Berkeley Library: Recommended Search Engines - recommendations, tutorials, subject directories, and search strategies
Vivísimo - Internet search which "automatically organizes documents into an easy-to-browse and crisply labelled hierarchy"
Windows Live Search - includes a new search engine, index and crawler; all built from the ground up
World Wide Web Research Tools - simple annotated list of Web research tools including search engines, directories, reference books, online bookstores, databases, graphics, periodicals, government sites, news links, research tips and evaluating and citing Web pages.
Foreign SEs (Search Engines) - links to 100+ search engines in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia, useful for those seeking information in other languages and regional information
Tu Bibliotecario Electronico: Una Guia al Internet - comprehensive guide to the Web in Spanish
About.com: The Human Internet - 1 million sites selected and evaluated
Academic Info - an annotated subject directory for college students and faculty, including subjects ranging from African American history to zoology
BUBL LINK / 5:15 - Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas
Educator's Desk Reference - provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections - over 20,000 annotated scholarly links reflecting selected university-level subjects and disciplines
Invisible Web: - What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity (U.C. Berkeley Teaching Library)
Librarian's Index to the Internet - outstanding directory to 8,000+ annotated sites
Search-22: Internet Search Engines - "a very special directory of search engines. There are hundreds of great search engines online that many Web surfers do not know. Search-22 provides direct access to these search engines in sets of 22 per subject category. Search-22 makes it easy for everyone to become experts Internet searchers by providing links to some of the best search tools that exist online."
Super Searchers Web Page - "a growing collection of links to subject-specific Web resources recommended by the world's leading online searchers,"a collection of well-selected search tools in areas such as business, health, mergers, and law
WWW Virtual Library - amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web
Yahoo - best known index and directory; very useful for entertainment, travel, tourism, shopping, hobbies, computer-related topics, real estate, finance/investing, businesses, major public agencies' sites, etc.
Dogpile - Searches LookSmart, GoTo.com, Dogpile Web Catalog, Dogpile Open Directory, Direct Hit, About.com, InfoSeek, Real Names, AltaVista, Lycos, and Yahoo! and others
Ixquick - Searches AOL, Live Directory, AltaVista, LookSmart, Excite, Lycos, MSN, FastSearch, GoTo, Snap, Hotbot, WebCrawler, Infoseek, Yahoo!
SurfWax - helps you get the best grip on information , providing the "best use" of relevant search results
Many of these links were found through Librarians' Internet Index and the annotations were adapted from the LII list (Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index, lii.org.)
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