Selected Sites for Search Engines

Searching the internet for information is easy with online tools called search engines. Search engines can access multitudes of information 24 hours a day. To use a search engine just type in a keyword. The search engine uses these keywords to seek out the information that you are looking for in an Internet database. The search engine will return with a list of related Internet links in an ordered list. The closest matches to what you want will be located at the top of this list.

Tip : Each search engine may have hints for narrowing your search. For instance, if you type SCIENCE EDUCATION you may get back every page that contains science and every page that contains education. Typing "SCIENCE EDUCATION" or SCIENCE+EDUCATION may narrow it down to pages about science education.


Yahooligans is a Web guide made specifically for kids. Contains many good educational resources for teachers and students.


This search engine does it all! In addition to searching the Web, this search engine can scan Usenet newsgroups, and has a NewsTracker which seeks out information from over 300 magazines and newspapers. Excite also has a searchable index of web-reviewed sites on the Internet. Excite also offers an e-mail look-up, a people finder, and an Internet yellow pages.

MIMS Hub Internet Database

MIMS Hub, Midalands Improving Math and Science, has a great science and math database!! You will find over 500 annotated math and science resources on the web. The annotations are written by teachers for teachers. The math and science resources are divided into 18 categories. The database can either be searched by category or by a key word search..

Beaucomp! Reference/Language/Literature/Education/Schools

This web site links to a variety of search engines of educational resources that are useful for a K-12 educator.

All-in-One Search Page

This site is a compilation of various forms-based search engine tools found on the Internet. They have been combined here to provide a consistent interface and convenient ALL-IN-ONE search point.

CNET Search

Savvy Search links to more than a dozen Internet search engines, including Alta Vista, Inktomi, Lycos, Yahoo, Excite, and more. All search engines are searched in real-time directly through this service. This makes it easy to use multiple search engines in the least amount of time. Enter your keywords, and Savvy Search sends them to all of the engines at the same time.

Alta Vista Internet Search

Alta Vista gives you access to the largest Web index on the Internet: "31 million pages found on 476,000 servers, and four million articles from 14,000 Usenet news groups."resources for teachers and students.

Wired's HotBot

HotBot boasts an enormous index of 54 million documents on the Web and offers customizable searches by media type, date, and location. This search engine is one of the fastest on the Internet.


One of the best search engines on the web! Also one of the newest!


This engine searches by document title and content. Offers reviews of many sites on the Internet.


Yahoo is a "topic-oriented" search engine of a large web resource database. It includes a small search engine to help you find things listed within it.


This search engine, served by Carnegie Mellon University, will allow you to search document titles and content. Its index includes ftp and gopher information.

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