There are a variety of tools to help you find quality information on the Internet. A small sampling of those tools are listed here.
Don’t forget to read “Evaluating Information: Are My Sources CRAAP?” for guidance on selecting appropriate resources for assignments.
Search engines index billions of pages, images, video and other media from all across the Internet.
Suggested Specialized Resources
Many search engines, sites and indexes focus on particular types of information. These resources can make it easier to find what you need.
- Academic Earth: contains lectures (and even full courses) taught by top scholars covering a variety of subjects.
- Blinx: finds videos from across the Internet, including news and hosting sites.
- Creative Commons Search: find text, images, video and more that is free to share or build upon.
- Koders: finds open source code in a variety of programming languages.
- Librarian’s Index to the Internet: a broad index of quality websites selected by librarians.
- Technorati: indexes millions of blogs and highlights the most popular posts.
- Wolfram Alpha: a computational and statistical search engine.