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Online Research Aids

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 Search Engines:  AlltheWeb ::: Google ::: NorthernLight ::: HotBot ::: AltaVista ::: Excite ::: Kartoo ::: Vivismo ::: WiseNut ::: Teoma

Metasearch: Search 10 indexes simultaneously ::: Dogpile Customizable list of search engines ::: Profusion Multiple search and other support ::: Skworm Directory of search engines ::: Ixquick

Specialized Search Engines: Search Engine Guide ::: U.S. Government/Google ::: Google Groups ::: SearchMil ::: SearchEdu ::: SearchGov ::: SearcheBooks ::: Nelson ::: NewsHub ::: Oingo ::: Hoover's Company Database ::: Ask Jeeves ::: Zip2 ::: 411 ::: FindArticles ::: Fazzle

 Web Directories/Portals:  Yahoo ::: Open Directory ::: ::: Lycos Just started directory ::: LookSmart ::: The WWW Virtual Library ::: iWon ::: WebBrain :::

 Research Sites:   NY Times Navigator ::: PowerReporting ::: J-Links Online Journalism Review's Guide to Resources - Excellent! ::: USUS research Usually Useful Guide for Journalists ::: Research-It One-Step Reference Site ::: AcronymFinder Enrich your vocabulary ::: Definitions galore ::: Merriam-Webster Great definitions ::: What do the pictures mean? ::: Computer vocabulary ::: Information Please Trustworthy facts at your fingertips ::: LII Librarians' Index to the Internet ::: LibrarySpot A virtual library resource center ::: MEL Michigan Electronic Library ::: Ithaca College Ready Reference Small college, big resources ::: Internet Public Library/IPL University of Michigan's website ::: MIT Virtual Reference Collection ::: The Argus Clearinghouse Professional librarians classify the Internet ::: Martindale's Simple but useful ::: RefDesk Know where to find the info

 Software & Services:   Atomica Dictionary, translation, thesaurus, search - great desktop tool ::: Bookmarklet Turn your browser into a mutlifaceted tool ::: Copernic2000 Desktop utility for multiple searches ::: Ferrert Software Utilities for multiple searches, including specialized searches ::: Netmind Track web pages & search features for websites ::: TracerLock Monitor search engines ::: SpyOnIt Platform for tracking changes to a website, set of websites, or broader trends and then notifying about that change ::: Northern Light Search Alert Service Help you track the subjects that you care about by sending e-mail about new finds ::: Backflip Organize your bookmarks & more

 Tips on Searches & Research:'s WebSearch Advice and tips ::: Search Engine Watch Everything you want to know about search engines ::: ::: Searching Techniques ::: ResearchBuzzSerious advice about how to get the most out of your research ::: Spire Project Impressive array of tips, links and background ::: Web-Savvy Keeping Current with Web-based Resources

Alert: Also see the Web Design Resource Link directory  to resources directory