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Users Guides: web searching tips

How to spend less time searching for research and information

Search Engines

AlltheWeb’s index (provided by Yahoo!) includes billions of web pages, as well as PDF and MS Word

Dogpile Web Search
Meta Search Engine. This search engine will compile search results from many search engines such as:
Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Ask Jeeves, About, FindWhat, and LookSmart.

Includes Creative Commons licenses. This helps you quickly find those authors and the work they
have marked as free to use with only “some rights reserved”. If you respect the rights they have
reserved (which will be clearly marked) then you can use the work without having to contact them
and ask. In some cases, you may even find work in the public domain – that is, free for any use with
“no rights reserved”.

See below for what Google offers besides a basic search

Google Advanced Search
You can limit your search to authoritative domains by using Domain Search

Google Scholar
Searches specifically for scholarly literature

Google Alerts
Email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or