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DATABASES & SEARCH ENGINES


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Subscription Databases

Use Subscription Databases when you:
  • need full-text resources and indices.
  • need reliable research based information.
  • need up-to-date information.

                     PowerLibrary        Eric Database

 


Meta-Search Engines

Use Meta-Search Engines when you:
  • want to get an overview of what information is available on a subject.
  • want to test your keywords to see how many relevant links are listed.
  • want to compare the results of various search engines.

       Yippy          DogPile



Subject Directories

Use subject directories when you want to learn more about broad topics like:
  • general topics
  • current events
  • popular topics
  • specialized directories
  • product information
     dmoz       LibrarySpot      AwesomeLibrary
 
 

Search Engines

Use Search Engines when you:
  • are looking for specific information.
  • need to find a quick fact.
  • need to see how much information is available on a subject.
  • want many links, but are not concerned about the quality of the links.
  • are completing an exhaustive search.
    Ask          InfoSpace          wow


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