Finding Resources

Most people use the search engines such as Google, Bing.

Here I list more. I will check them once in a while to make sure they are still available.

Web search:

  • Ask Jeeves
  • Best of the Web
  • Craigslist is is a text-based classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.
  • Dogpile is a metasearch engine that fetches results from Google and Yahoo search engines.
  • Exalead
  • excite
  • Gigablast
  • Ixquick
  • KartOO assists users in finding the most appropriate website for a given query without delay.
  • Lycos
  • – meta-search search engine
  • TurboScout
  • wikipedia
  • Yippy is a family friendly web portal and safe search engine for kids. It’s geared towards K-12 users, filtering out explicit and inappropriate material to keep searches clean and informative.
  • Yahoo
  • ZapMeta is a meta-search engine, a search tool that provide users the ability of simultaneously search multiple search engines under one interface.

Deep web search:

Books search:

Journals & Articles search:

  • AIS eLibrary is a central repository for research papers and journal articles relevant to the information systems academic community.
  • BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
  • DeepDyve
  • JournalTOCs makes it easy for academics, researchers, students and anyone else to keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly material by enabling them to find, display, store, combine and reuse thousands of journal tables of contents from multiple publishers.
  • JSTOR is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content.
  • MagPortal provides articles search from many freely accessible magazines.
  • ScienceDirect supports books and journal articles search, owned by Elsevier.
  • the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.
  • The UK Student Academic Directory presents a Knowledge base of articles which was developed specifically for STUDENTS.

Multiple Language literature search:

  • The LiTgloss is a collection of texts written in languages other than English. The texts are of literary, cultural, or historical interest to speakers of English, and likely to be better appreciated if read in the original language.

Dissertations & Theses search:

Citation search:

Conferences search:

Blogs & posts search:

Images search:

Companies & people search:

  • tells you more about people, businesses & places in the UK than any other directory.
  • CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.
  • intelius provides comprehensive email address search for the U.S.
  • LinkedIn people search – LinkedIn worldwide network of professionals can be searched.
  • NetTrace – be careful of putting your personal information on the web. It is searchable and visible.
  • Pipl‘s query-engine helps you find deep web pages that cannot be found on regular search engines.
  • Yell allows you find local business.
  • ZabaSearch free people search for the U.S.

Search free content:

  • CC search – search for free images, music, media content licensed under the Creative Commons licenses.

Other lists of search engines:

  • DiRT wiki provides a list of openly-available tools for finding research materials.