Beyond Google Suggestions For Successful Searching by yaoyufang


									              Beyond Google: Suggestions For Successful Searching
Updated by Allison Burrell, Southern High School: Library Media Specialist – 12 Sept 2009

**PowerLibrary databases

    Noodletools “Choose the Bet Search for Your Information Needs”
     suggests a search engine for: speeches, primary sources, specific content areas…
    Noodlequest: a checklist to start researching a topic

**Delicious bookmark your favorite websites and share them with others

    LII: Librarian’s Internet Index search websites that are approved by a team
       of librarians
    IPL TeenSpace Internet Public Library for teens
    IPL KidSpace Internet Public Library - kid friendly
    Library of Congress Digital Collections and Services
       Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services
    Ref Desk – Fact Checker for the Internet
    Virtual Learning Resources Center – access to quality Internet Reference and Information
       The mission of the Virtual Learning Resources Center is to index thousands of the         best
   academic information websites, selected by teachers and library           professionals worldwide,
   in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid       information for school and
   university academic projects!
    BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources for all academic subject areas
    Sholarpedia the peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written by
       scholars from all around the world
    LibrarySpot encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotes, dictionaries
       and more
    Intute “Helping you find the best websites for study and research”

**Search Engines
    Mamma
    Clusty “the clustering search engine”
    Google Scholar
       “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.”
    Twurdy “Search for Readable Results” – brings up web sites that are ranked
      by readability level (especially useful for Jr. High and students with lower level reading

                                                                          Karey Killian 11/5/2009

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