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Search Tools: Choosing the Best Search Engine for your Information Need


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Information Need
Search Engines
I need a few good hits fast (e.g., organization's homepage, quality sites for a topic)
Goog-A-Who? http://www.googawho.com/searchawho.php (Google, Bing and others)
Google Australia http://www.google.com.au/
Google Advanced http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
Bing http://www.bing.com/ (Microsoft, Beta version)
Ipl2 : Information You Can Trust http://ipl2.org/
Technorati http://technorati.com/ (Blog index)
I need invisible web or deep web resources (databases not commonly indexed by search engines).
CompletePlanet http://aip.completeplanet.com/ (searches 70,000+ databases and speciality search engines)
I need the results to be grouped or clustered (folders to narrow large search sets).
Yippy http://clusty.com/ (Bing, Ask, Open Directory, Yahoo!, news and blog sites)
Dogpile http://www.dogpile.com/ (includes Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Ask).
ZapMeta http://www.zapmeta.com/search/meta/advanced/adv_web.pl?query= (Yahoo, Bing, Cuil, Gigablast, Altavista, Entireweb)
I need scholarly literatur
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com.au/
CiteSeerX http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/ - Scientific literature, indexes articles published on publicly-accessible web sites.
ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com - Journal articles and book chapters.
I need to find a particular newspaper or news from a particular country.
Newspapersindex.com http://www.newspaperindex.com/
Abyz News Links http://www.abyznewslinks.com/ - links to international newspapers, news media, internet services, magazines, and press agencies.
I need to search many news sites to find current news about a topic.
Newspapers Have your ACT Public Library card number ready. Select a newspaper. Full text newspaper articles from: The Australian, The Canberra Times, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, etc.
NewsNow http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/ - searches thousands news sources.
Yahoo News http://dailynews.yahoo.com/ - 7000+ news sites. Reuters and AP stored for 2 weeks. For Australia click World, Australia.
Google News "http://news.google.com.au/ - Searches 4500+ news sources, stored for 30 days. Can limit search to news images.
I need a news and/or magazine archive.
Google News Archive Search http://news.google.com/archivesearch - Newspaper archives and timelines
Newspapers Have your ACT Public Library card number ready. Select a newspaper. Full text newspaper articles from: The Australian, The Canberra Times, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, etc.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Have your ACT Public Library card number ready. Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.
InfoTrac OneFile Have your ACT Public Library card number ready. Click InfoTrack. News, magazine and journal articles on a wide range of topics including business, computers, education, environment, law, and politics.
Informit Search Have your ACT Public Library card number ready. Magazine and journal articles from Australia and the region on a range of topics.
I need current and/or controversial issues.
Homework Center: Social Issues http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/sochc.html - Links to topics. U.S. perspective.
BIOTIN http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Hot/hotindex.htm - Links to topics. Catholic perspective.
Public Agenda Online http://www.publicagenda.com/issues/issuehome.cfm - background and analysis of social issues with public opinion studies.
I need simple reference information (basic facts, current statistics, name identification).
Ask.com http://www.ask.com/
Search.com: Reference http://www.search.com/search?channel=19 - choose fact sites, then metasearch.
Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Map and Fact Finder Links http://www.schools.ash.org.au/dckc/Library/enc.html - Dickson College links.
English Links: Quotations http://www.schools.ash.org.au/dckc/Library/eng.html#quotations
Reference Resources http://www.library.unisa.edu.au/resources/subject/onlineref.asp
I need primary sources.
Ready, 'Net, Go http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/ArchivesResources.html - metaindex to worldwide archives
Google News Archive Search http://news.google.com/archivesearch
I need a Creative Common image, sound, music, ...

See how to attribute a media item at http://dckclib.wikispaces.com/Acknowledging_Sources
Google Images Advanced In Firefox, click bottom right link - need "labeled for reuse with modification". See more on this search and how to acknowedge sources results.
Creative Commons Australia (http://creativecommons.org.au/)
Creative Commons Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/) - all media - check results (may have copyright)
Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/) - tick box for searching only CC licensed content
Image*After (http://imageafter.com/) - photos
ccmixter.com (http://ccmixter.com/) - all music can be remixed
Dmusic (http://www.dmusic.com/) - music
opsound (http://www.opsound.org/) - music
SoundClick (http://www.soundclick.com/default.cfm) - music
FindSounds (http://www.findsounds.com/) - sound effects and music samples
Freesound (http://www.freesound.org/) - sound effects and background noise
Wikimedia Commons
Other sources (images, audio, video) content.
Picture Australia (http://www.pictureaustralia.gov.au/) - some are CC licensed

Engagemedia (http://www.engagemedia.org) - Videos about social justice and environmental issues in Asia Pacific region, Australian made, all CC

Google Images (http://images.google.com/) - "Find similar images" tab and choices in left column such as "line drawing", "photo" and "color" are useful.
Search Cube (http://search-cube.com/) - videos, images and web sites, results on a cube which can be rotated, need Flash Player 9+.
I need free ebooks.
Digital Book Index (http://www.digitalbookindex.org/search001a.htm)


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