• On Beyond Google
    (and Bing and Yahoo)
     
     
    search tools to know and love
     
     
     
     
    What follows is a list of excellent specialized search tools that will lead you to different, often better, results than you will get from Google or another general search engine. Combined with your carefully thought-out search strategy, you'll be an expert searcher.
     
     
     
     
     
    alternative search engines
     
     
     
     
     
    SweetSearch.com   
    Searches 35,000 sites selected especially for students by a team of subject experts, teachers and librarians. Takes care of some of your evaluation job - that is sweet!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    AllSides.com

    AllSides.com does just what its name suggests: it presents all sides of issues in the news so you can be informed and decide for yourself, the work of all citizens!  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    USA.gov
    The U.S. Government's official Web portal - Click on the logos!
    Use this government search engine to find the thousands of United States government Web sites, including all branches of the military plus the Library of Congress and National Archives. Great for photographs and historical documents.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    yippyYippy!
    Yippy! has built-in advanced search features that help you sort and group your results in subject and domain clusters.
     
     
    Scroll down to the section 'For Middle and High School Students.' A collection of useful sites for country research.
     
     
     

    Multnomah County Library Homework Guides - Subject Directory

    Subject searching can be an effective way to launch your information search. Pick your subject and click away!
     
     
     

    image searching beyond 'Google Images'
    It's true kids - you can find pictures and other images on the Web without Google and Bing. Try these tools:

    IMAGES FROM THE RD SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE

    For maps, flags and photographs from countries around the world:

     

     
    SPECIAL IMAGE COLLECTIONS ON THE WEB

    Flickr claims this collection is a "hidden treasure" and they are right! An amazing collection from the world's public photography archives - you can't find this stuff all in one place anywhere else. Start here.

    More than 640,000 images from the Library's collection