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SCHOLARLY SEARCH ENGINES

Creative Commons Search

The Yahoo! Search service finds content across the Web that has a Creative Commons license. Most of resources you find on the web has a full copyright, this search engine helps you find content published by authors who want you to share or reuse it, under certain conditions.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

ResearchIndex (CiteSeer)

ResearchIndex (formerly called CiteSeer) is a computer science research search engine with a number of unique capabilities, including citation indexing, links to related and similar documents, bibliographic coupling and collaborative filtering.

Scirus combines a targeted crawler from FAST that focuses only on web sites with scientific content, with Elsevier's massive scientific information resources drawn from thousands of journals and books.

SciSeek is a focused web directory created by human editors. It's a useful tool for browsing for information in a specific scientific area.

Catalogs Internet resources of civil engineering technology; covering all disciplines: architectural, construction, environmental, geotechnical hydraulic, structural, surveying and transportation

Windows Live Academic Search


SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES

Google: Book Search

Search the full text of books

Google: Patent Search

Search the full text of US Patents

 

STANDARD SEARCH ENGINES

Google

Search over billions of web pages
 

 

METASEARCH ENGINES

Dog Pile

Dogpile offers a customized list of major search engines and returns query results by search engine grouping.


KartOO

A metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, KartOO launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithms

Clusty

Clusty queries several top search engines, combines the results, and organizes the search results into groups according to a relevancy hierarchy.

ixQuick

Ixquick returns the top 10 results from each of the major search engines.

 
NEWS, RSS AND BLOG SEARCH ENGINES

Google News


Feedster

A a very large RSS and Web log search engine, which has indexed millions of RSS channels.

 

MULTIMEDIA SEARCH ENGINES

Google: Maps

View maps and get directions

Google: Images

Search for images on the web

Google: Video

Search for videos on Google Video and YouTube



SUBJECT DIRECTORIES

BUBL Link

Infomine

dmoz: Open Directoty Project

The largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. Dmoz is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

          OAIster

OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. The database provides access to digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).



SEARCH TOOLBARS AND UTILITIES

AltaVista Toolbar | Ask Jeeves  |CNET SearchBar | Copernic Toolbar | Dogpile Toolbar | Google Deskbar | Google Toolbar | Groowe Toolbar | HotBot Deskbar | MSN Toolbar | SearchWolf | Teoma Search Bar | Trellian Toolbar | Vivisimo Toolbar | WebFerret | Yahoo Companion



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