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Open Access Scholarly Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals Full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering a variety of disciplines.

BioMed Central Open access, peer-reviewed journals covering science, technology and medicine, many are full text.

Open Access Library Search engine limited to academic articles in a variety of subjects, many are full text.

Subject Directories

Are small databases where you can search by subject or topic for web sites. They are evaluated and compiled by human information experts with quality of information in mind.

Search Tip: Browse by subject or search using broad subject terms. Keep searches simple and general.

IPL2 (Internet Public Library) The merged collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites.

Infomine Librarian vetted internet resources, annotated with descriptions and classified by subject.

Academic Info Listing of webstes classified by academic disciplines.

Search Engines

Are large databases that search the full-text of billions of web pages. They are compiled by digital robot programs called crawlers with no human evaluation for quality asterisk

Search Tip: Use specific words that will be in the pages you want. All of these search engines accept quotes ( " " ) to form phrases. Use OR (capitalized) to search for either of two or more words or "phrases." Use AND (capitalized) search two or more words on a page but not necessarily next to each other as in the "phrase" search. 

Google Most popular search engine with search results ranked by "popularity."

Yahoo! Oldest search engine, with search results also ranked by "popularity."

Ask.com - Question and answer search engine, with information gathered from internet & human sources.

 

Tutorial: How to find reputable information using Google

 

 

asterisk Learn more! Read how to Evaluate a Website from our Research Guides section.

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