What are they? Computer programs that search documents, especially on the World Wide Web, for a specified word or words and provide a list of documents in which they are found. Google, Bing and Yahoo! Search and are among the most popular.
Combine your search term(s) with the phrase site:gov OR site:edu which will limit your results to the domain .gov for U.S. government agencies and the domain .edu for educational institutions in the U.S, the two most reliable domains.
What are they? Websites selected and reviewed by scholars, librarians, and teachers, and organized by subjects.
- SweetSearch, a search engine for students from FindingDulcinea.com, it searches only the 35,000 Web sites evaluated and approved by Dulcinea's staff of research experts, librarians and teachers.
- Britannica Academic On your topic article page, find Web's Best Sites in the left sidebar to display sites selected by Britannica editors for quality and age-appropriateness
More places to find reliable websites
- The Invisible Web: What It Is, How You Can Find It Typical search engines actually access only a tiny fraction of the internet, so where's the rest? The vast majority of the internet lies in the invisible web.
- Google Scholar Search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.