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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Search Alternatives

  • instaGrok
    finds age-appropriate educational
    content on any topic presented with
    interactive multimedia interfaces
  • Wolfram Alpha
    definitive answers to factual queries
  • WikiSummarizer
    creates intelligent summaries from web pages, documents and plain text
  • NetTrekker
    also available when you use the search stations (no password needed) searches student appropriate sites and can be filtered by reading level
  • Search-Cube
    results are returned as images arranged on a cube
  • Oolone
    returns search results as an image of the webpage rather than a snippet of text
  • Noodletools best searches
    choose the best search for your information need
  • Search Wizard
    from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project, assists in creating an effective query for searching

Search Tips


Start with trusted encyclopedias


Common Craft Web Search Strategies


Information Savvy: Basic Search Strategies

From Goodwill Community Foundation 


How Search Works

From Matt Cutts of Google


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