Search Tools

rated December 1999

Online journals and databases:

Other databases


Here are some of the more useful specialty search options in a sampling of categories:

COMPARISON SHOPPING:

www.mysimon.com
Searches for information and compares prices at more than 2,000 online shops.

NEWS STORIES:

www.moreoever.com
Finds headlines from more than 1,800 news sites.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS:

www.findlaw.com
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.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

www.financialfind.com
Plumbs sites about financial planning and investing, including those that offer tax information.

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION:

www.biolinks.com
Hunts for information from the Web pages of scientific journals, associations and databases.

ACADEMIC MATERIALS:

www.academicinfo.net
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.

LOCAL BUSINESSES:

www.northernlight.com/geosearch.html
Finds Web pages for businesses based near your home or up to 100 miles away.

GOVERNMENTAL INFORMATION:

www.google.com/unclesam
Searches for government documents from federal and state Web sites.

ADOBE PDF FILES:

searchpdf.adobe.com
Searches for documents that are published in Adobe's portable document format.

ONLINE IMAGES:

www.ditto.com
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.