If you need to find scholarly material on the web, try using search engines or web directories that specialize in academic or educational websites.
Ask.com incorporates a variety of search tools including image searching, maps and directions, and news search. The advanced search page (make “advanced search page” link to http://www.ask.com/webadvanced) allows you to limit your search by the date a web page was last updated, geographical region, domain name, and more.
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|Internet Public Library
|The Internet Public Library has an online reference center with links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials. The subject collections cover topics such as Arts & Humanities, Law, Government, and Political Science, Science & Technology, and more.|
|The Internet Scout selects and annotates websites of interest to the higher education community. The scout archives are searchable by keyword, and can also be browsed by Library of Congress subject headings. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|Voice of the Shuttle
From the University of California, Santa Barbara, Voice of the Shuttle is a directory that provides access to scholarly websites for research in the humanities.
|If you need to find websites for a research topic in the sciences,
use Scirus.com. Scirus searches the
web for scientific information, and searches some science journals in
addition to science oriented websites.
The advanced search in Scirus.com allows you to limit your search to specific types of science information (conference proceedings, patents, scientists' homepages, etc.) or by subject area (life sciences, social and behavioral sciences, etc.)
Scirus will rewrite your search, if using different syntax will likely provide you with better results. Most searches in Scirus will also display related keywords that you could use to refine your search.
Example: A search in Scirus for string theory will give you a list of results from the web and science journals (many of which require the subscription access that Tisch Library provides for selected journals), along with other keywords like "black holes", "cosmology", and "superstring theory."
|Google has many advanced search options that will help you find useful
|Google Scholar is a new beta search engine from Google that is designed to help
people find scholarly material on the web. Although it is too early to tell for
sure what portion of scholarly material may be included in Google Scholar, it
may be useful for locating material such as research studies funded by the government,
scholarly prepublication article archives, and "grey literature," --
material that may be scholarly but not published through traditional publishing
Some of the material you find on Google Scholar may not be available for free
via Google Scholar, but may be available to you as a member of the Tufts University
community. In order to take advantage of being a "Tufts person," search
Google Scholar using the link on the Databases
and Articles list, or just use this link:
If when you are using Google Scholar you find a citation for an article and
an option to buy it, double check the Tufts
Catalog and the Electronic
Journals List to see if we subscribe. If not, use our ILLiad
document delivery service to request copies of articles from journals
that we don't own.
Yahoo allows you to search for webpages, images, news, and local information. The advanced search page allows you to limit by language, domain name, file format, and country of origin.
|Dogpile searches Yahoo, Google, MSN, and Ask Jeeves. You can also use Dogpile to find audio, video, news items, and yellow page listings. The advanced search allows you to limit by domain name, language, and date.|
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