Online journals and databases:
Here are some of the more useful specialty search options in a sampling of categories:
Searches for information and compares prices at more than 2,000 online shops.
Finds headlines from more than 1,800 news sites.
Combs through a legal dictionary, legal news and the text of the United States Constitution. A search engine powered by Alta Vista enables users to search for documents on federal and state Web sites.
Plumbs sites about financial planning and investing, including those that offer tax information.
Hunts for information from the Web pages of scientific journals, associations and databases.
Finds Web- based material suitable for a professor's lesson plans or a student's research paper. Geared to college students and academic researchers, although many materials may be helpful to high school students.
Finds Web pages for businesses based near your home or up to 100 miles away.
Searches for government documents from federal and state Web sites.
ADOBE PDF FILES:
Searches for documents that are published in Adobe's portable document format.
Searches for photographs and other images that have been posted online.
FUNNY STUFF: www.humorsearch.com
Finds Web pages with jokes, humor columns and parodies of famous sites.