Table of ContentsRevised: 04/21/2011
Familiarity with the following vocabulary may facilitate your web search.
Internet Searching Techniques & Helpful Hints
Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
University of South Carolina
Finding Information on the Internet: A TUTORIAL
University of California, Berkeley
Dudley Knox Library Internet Guides
Searching the Web
Searching the Deep Web
Search Engine Colossus
Specialized Search Sites
Government & Military
Google Patent Search
Search the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Google US Government Search
Searches only government sites
Directory of official federal, state, and local government information sites.
Over 1 million military pages indexed
Special Forces Search Engine
One-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources
Search the full-text of books.
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Searches the political web -- think tanks, public policy, lobby groups and politician web sites
Regional Search Engines
Organized by world region, these are search engines and directories that are devoted to various countries and regions of the world.
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Internet search tool developed specifically for finding scientific information.
Federated search portal to the digital libraries of leading science and technology societies.
The Virtual Chase : Legal Research on the Internet
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Federated searching of national and international scientific databases
Google Blog Search
Search for blogs on topics of interest
Google Groups Help
Searches Usenet news groups
International Search Engines
Over 20 million university and education pages indexed
The Invisible Web
Locate search engines and databases on the web
FedStats provides access to official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use FedStats to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. All of the statistical information available through FedStats is maintained and updated solely by Federal agencies on their own web servers.
Invisible Web: What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity
[Oyster] is a union catalog of digital resources
Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases. It was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Users get the most current findings in fields such as energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and basic sciences, published by contributing nations.