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The top choice for searching the Web
Yahoo offers specialized search options
Offers many innovative tools to help you get the information you need quickly and easily.
Kids Click!
Backed by librarians, KidsClick lists about 5,000 web sites in various categories.
Provides access to fast facts and other information from over 100 reference sources. Formerly called GuruNet.
Send search to a customizable list of search engines, directories and specialty search sites, then displays results from each search engine individually.
Search able index of 140 periodical archives, most published within the last 2-4 years.
GrayLit Network
GPO Access
Government Printing Office. Includes Federal Records, Federal Regulations, Federal Code, along with other GPO publications.
Northern Light
Search able index of academic and scientific sources, trade, business, and news sources. Some require a fee of for downloads, usually between $1-$4. This is only for those things that are not available for free elsewhere on the net.
Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science ...
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