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Research: Search Engines

Introduction

Search Engines allow you to search the internet.  There are many different Search Engines.

Google is the number one Search Engine in the world but to access information effectively you really need to know some tricks.

Take a couple of minutes to check out a few Search Engines we have provided for you here along with those tips and tricks you will need.  Junior and Middle School students stick to those in the left-hand column.  Years 8-12 should watch the Google and Google Scholar tutorials and presentations provided.  Give them a go!

Sweet Search

Infotopia

Kiddle

​Kiddle is a kid safe visual search engine which returns results in a specific order.

Results 1-3 are pages written specifically for kids which have been handpicked and checked by our editors.

Results 4-7 have not been written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way, easy for kids to understand and handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors.

Results 8 and on are famous sites that are written for adults, providing expert content, but are harder for kids to understand.

Tin Eye

Kidz Search

InstaGrok

"instaGrok is an innovative educational search engine that combines sophisticated technology with an interactive user interface to make learning more engaging, personalized and fun for everyone. instaGrok is used by hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and everyday people every month."

Google

Google Scholar

The tutorial above has been created by a University Library.  We do not have the facility to link our library databases to Google Scholar.  If you do find an article in Google Scholar which is not freely available please send the link to the library via email and we will arrange the article for you.