15 Top Search Engines For Research It’s no secret that there are heaps of useless websites on the Internet—and it is an endless challenge to sift through the rubbish to get what we really need. Fortunately, Web 2.0 has recently evolved to appeal to niche markets—and one of them is education. The lives of teachers, professors and students are hard enough as it is with demanding hours, straining subject matter and endless research. There are many great search engines that can ease the strain of these pressures. I’ve picked out my favorite ones for college students and higher education professionals that offer functionality that attempts to traverse the invisible web and uncover hidden resources for researching.
Internet Search Engines Search Engines Directory Internet search engines are categorized by topic in our searchable directory of general and specialty search engines. Also listed are resources and tools for exploring the deep web, performing advanced research, and for learning about using search engine tools and technology. Free Book Search.net Free Book Search's document search tool is designed to return the maximum number of online documents from specific types of websites as per the users' choice. We have made this search portal very robust so that using the tools on this page, if a document exists somewhere - even hidden away - on the Internet, you will find it here. This is one of the only online tools that will actually find books and documents on non-book sites. Most other tools sift through digital libraries or known locations of e-books and documents, our searches also scan private collections that are normally hidden. There are a few methods for finding documents, and we have tried to incorporate all of them in one place by using the 'radio buttons'. You may need to try using a few of the search techniques to find what you are looking for, and you may need to sift through a number of documents.
OAIster [OCLC - Digital Collection Services] Access to OAIster A freely-accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at Additionally, OAIster records are fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and will be included in WorldCat.org search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide. They will also continue to be available on the OCLC FirstSearch service to Base Package subscribers, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases. Contributing to OAIster OAIster continues to grow and expand.
13 Alternative Search Engines That Find What Google Can’t Google has become the standard search engine of virtually every web-goer on the internet today. In fact “to Google” is pretty much synonymous with “to search”. But that certainly doesn’t mean that other search engines can’t do a decent, if not better, job and this list has been compiled for just this reason. Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can't On the information superhighway, we are at the helm of piloting a browser through the lanes and alleys of the web. To be a good driver, you need to be a master at the wheel. Would it be an apt metaphor to describe Google Search as that wheel which steers us from one lode of information to the next? With the power of advanced search operators at our command, we can navigate the strands of the web with a bit of Boolean logic.
60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines. The Invisible Web: What It Is and How You Can Find It By Wendy Boswell Updated June 02, 2016. What is the Invisible Web? The term "invisible web" mainly refers to the vast repository of information that search engines and directories don't have direct access to, like databases.
100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Working Links To The Deep Web Hidden Wikis Index pages in Wiki-based format. The Hidden Wiki - The original Hidden Wiki (after Matt's), owned by ion. Created January 2009. Went down for a while but it's back up now. Deep Web Research 2012 Bots, Blogs and News Aggregators ( is a keynote presentation that I have been delivering over the last several years, and much of my information comes from the extensive research that I have completed over the years into the "invisible" or what I like to call the "deep" web. The Deep Web covers somewhere in the vicinity of 1 trillion plus pages of information located through the world wide web in various files and formats that the current search engines on the Internet either cannot find or have difficulty accessing. The current search engines find hundreds of billions of pages at the present time of this writing. In the last several years, some of the more comprehensive search engines have written algorithms to search the deeper portions of the world wide web by attempting to find files such as .pdf, .doc, .xls, ppt, .ps. and others.