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Search Engines: Home

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."

reading urls

Reading URLs

One of the first steps in evaluating information from the internet is to read its URL.  URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and simply is the address of the website.  Each page on the website will have its own address or unique URL.  You can tell a lot from a URL ... Use the strategies below to help read and evaluate the URLs for Search Engine results as well as use the URL to search for information from specific sites.

Personal Websites

Personal Websites

Beware of the tilda in the URL.  The tilda is the symbol which appears above.  In a URL the tilda usually appears before a person's name.  This signifies the website is a personal site and should be used with caution as it will contain bias.