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Great search engines for student use.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014 URL: http://ccw.vic.edu.au.libguides.com/searchengines Print Guide RSS Updates
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Mashpedia

Great first choice for primary sources.

Clusty

Sweet Search

LYCOS

A popular World Wide Web search engine and directory. Lycos offers a full-text search engine, a directory of Web sites organized by category, and reviews of selected sites.

 

Broaden your horizons.

Instead of just 'Googling' try some of these different search engines.  You might find them more suited to your particular information need or learning style.

DuckDuckGo

Search engine with zero-click info, privacy protection, and other cool stuff.

Search engines

http://search.yippy.com/ cluster search engine - used to clusty, vivisimo
http://www.boolify.org/  how to boolean search
http://www.searchlion.com/ useful for searching lots of sites
has keywords at the top
http://www.search-cube.com/ 3D, can be slow to load, fun
http://beta.simploos.com/ thumbnail of sites easy to flick through
http://www.nexplore.com/ sites text with thumbnail beside
http://search.spacetime.com/ thumbnail of sites easy to flick through
http://aga-kids.com/ visual search for children
http://www.ziipa.com/ thumbnail of sites easy to flick through
http://kidsclick.org/ normal type search
http://kids.yahoo.com directory at top
visual search engine, not so good for school research, stimulating
https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/Teacher.aspx educational resources
http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/p/home educational resources, need registration

Dogpile

Dogpile.com makes searching the Web easy, because it has all the best search engines piled into one. Go Fetch!

Instagrok

Learn about any topic by exploring connections between concepts/facts on an interactive concept map, which you can customize and share.

Anzwers

ANZWERS (Australian and New Zealand Web Enquiry and Research System) offers visitors the ability to quickly conduct region and domain specific searches.

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