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Internet Explorer - Specialized search engines


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Tip Sheet

Before you search     Natural language search - AskJeeves
Information Index - Yahoo
Basic tips for keyword searching Keyword search - Alta Vista
Specialised searches Multiple-search  - Dogpile

The following information is adapted from pages written by Bernie Dodge and come from the WebQuest Training Materials at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html

There are many specialized search engines on the WWW, as can be seen at
AllSearchEngines.com. The list below is a selective subset of these, chosen because they might help you find materials useful as resources in a WebQuest. All of these links lead to sites that contain specific information that may not turn up when you do a general search of the Web using Altavista, Yahoo, and other search engines and directories.
you're looking for...
check here:
magazine articles AJR Newslink Magazines
newspaper articles The Ultimate Collection of News Links
AJR Newslink Newspaper Index
Mail and Guardian
literature in the public domain The On-Line Books Page
The Bartleby Library
images (including videos) WebSeek
Altavista Photo & Media Finder
Tools for Searching for Image Files
live images from everywhere EarthCam
federal legislation Thomas
biographies Biographical Dictionary
maps Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
country profiles ABC News Country Profiles
movies, actors Internet Movie Database
shareware & freeware Filez
C|Net Download

Directories Especially for Educators

material appropriate for foundation phase children DIG - Disney Internet Guide
Kids Click!
multi-subject starting points BBC Education Web Guide
Blue Web'n
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators