Search Engines

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Subject Directories:

  • Overview of topics helpful for researching background information.

Subject-based Gateways:

  • Created by librarians or experts, these sites are also known as virtual libraries.
    • Infomine
      • Librarian-reviewed virtual library containing mostly scientific academic Internet resources including databases, e-resources, bulletin boards, mailing lists, articles, and directories of researchers.
    • Librarian's Index to the Internet 
      • Compiled by public librarians, websites chosen for content and reliability. 
      • Best place to start looking for Internet sources for your papers and research.
    • Voice of the Shuttle 
      • University of California at Santa Barbara. 
      • Database of dynamic content on the web that covers humanities, literature, history, mathematics, music, science and other liberal art disciplines.

General searching of the open web:

Searching for online scholarly articles: