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 Going beyond Google for your Internet Searching

It is very easy to head straight for Google when you do your Internet searching but there are many different search engines available for students. 

Here are just a few that you might like to try.  
To find out which is most effective for you why not do the same search on several search engines and see which one gives you the best results for your needs.

InstaGrok 
Get amazing results from your searches with an interactive mindmap. Adjoining this is an extensive list of search results including websites, videos, images, books and quizzes.

Boolify
This is a great search engine for kinesthetic and spatial or visual learners because you have to drag and drop the Boolean search options onto a canvas then type in your search terms.

Mashpedia
Results are provided using a range of visual formats - it is a mashup of current information about the topic.

Yippy
Yippy is a meta search engine that provides results in related clusters to help you find what you need as fast as possible.

Wolfram Alpha
This is a search engine with a difference. It is capable of calculating things that would take hundreds of individual websites to do.

MsFreckles
MsFeckles gives you many different ways to narrow your search to particular resource types such as images, scholarly works, definitions, movie reviews and much more. It really gets you thinking about the characteristics of different information sources and the functions they have.

DuckDuckGo
This is a very simple yet effective search engine for students - best for Middle School.  

Sweet Search 
This is a search tool designed especially for students. It has some great tutoirals on how to do effective internet searching. You can try it out here.
 


 

These are only a few of the many search engines that are suited to students. If you use any other search engines that you think are great then email us and we will add them to the list.

 
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