The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center

Various Search Engines & Resources

Sites are in alphabetical order. The MHRIC is not responsible for their content and presents them only as a convenience. Click on the name of the Search Tool to visit that site.

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1Up Info
"A hub of good reference information containing outstanding database of articles and reference materials. Students, teachers, and researchers can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date."
Information is divided into categoriesl. Very interesting site and one to check out!
AllRefer has extensive information from trusted sources on over 150,000 articles from a brief encyclopedia, gazetteer, and health encyclopedia. Major topics covered include earth & environment, history, literature & arts, health & medicine, people, philosophy & religion, places, plants & animals, science & technology, social science, law, sports, everyday life, and more.
Another search engine employing Fast Search & Transfer technology.
AltaVista is consistently one of the largest search engines on the web, in terms of pages indexed. Its comprehensive coverage and wide range of power searching commands makes it a particular favorite among researchers.
Ask is a human-powered metasearch service that aims to direct you to the exact page that answers your question.
Ask Jeeves For Kids
Children can enter search terms question format. Also filters results.eyes graphic
Awesome Library Search
Excellent search engine separated into different portals for children, teachers, teens, parents, librarians, or college students.eyes graphic
The complete source for searchable databases and specialty engines.
A metasearch engine.

Education Atlas

Education Atlas offers a comprehensive directory of Child Education, K-12, Higher Education, Special Education, and Adult Education resources.
Fact Monster

Reference provider Information Please produces this site which provides facts and information oriented around the needs of children. eyes graphic

Fast Search
Fast Search & Transfer claims to have the world's biggest and fastest search engine; 300 million web pages searched in under one half second with highly relevant results. (We tried it and it really is FAST!)
Fed Forms
Fed Forms provides "one-stop downloading" for federal forms. Direct searching cam be found at
FirstGov for Kids
FirstGov for Kids is the U.S. government's interagency children's portal, gathering the substantial number of federal children's sites in a subject group arrangement, with such popular categories as plants and animals, health, space, and careers. eyes graphic
Your first stop for any federal government information.
Free CAD
The one site for all free CAD, CAM and CAE programs
Google is a search engine that makes heavy use of link popularity as a primary way to rank web sites.
Guide to NYS State and Local Government Sites
Shortcut to various state and local goverment sites.
Hardin MetaDirectory
This search engine lists internet health sources and a selected list of free-to-all full-text general medical journals.
High School Hub
High School Hub offers free online learning materials for high school students, gathering quizzes, lessons and reviews. eyes graphic
You can count on getting relevant returns because of its easy and powerful search features and its effective blending of Web, popularity and directory results.
It's a meta search engine that displays results on a map in the form of a ball. The larger the ball, the more relevant the result. As you mouseover each result, site descriptions are revealed.
Kids Click!/
Websearch for kids by librarians. eyes graphic
Kids Search Tools
Kid's Search Tools is a useful specialized search engine guide for children, particularly ages 7 through 12. It contains 17 search engines in 4 subject categories. eyes graphic
Knowledge Hound
Find information on how to do things.

Library of Congress

So much information here that it's frightening!
Lycos started out as a search engine, depending on listings that came from spidering the web. In April 1999, it shifted to a directory model similar to Yahoo. Its main listings come from the Open Directory project, and then secondary results come from spidering the web.
Go2Net took over exclusive operation of the award-winning MetaCrawler from Netbot, Inc. in February, 1997

Multnomah County Library Homework Center

Multnomah County Library Homework Center is an Internet subject directory designed to address the needs of K-12 curriculum. eyes graphic
Musicplasma is a visual search engine that allows to find music tracks and authors according to the musical genre they belong to. Through the basic application of some essential information design techniques Musciplasma shows once again how powerful information visualization can be in the realm of search applications.
My Way has partnered with the Internet's leading search providers - Google, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, LookSmart and AlltheWeb - to feature the world's best search engine along with our full portal offering...all without banners, pop-ups, video ads, direct marketing and privacy concerns.
Interactive country comparisons.
PDA Search Engine
This is a search engine for information related to PDA's.
School Libraries on The Web
This is a list of library web pages maintained by K-12 school libraries in the United States and in countries.
Search Beat
For each THEME covered, there is an integrated web page for browsing with web links listed by category.
Search Engine Colossus
It's a meta-index of search engines broken out by country.
Search Engine Guide
A guide to search engines, portals, and directories. There are 2651 search engines for you to choose from! They are listed by topic.

Directory of web sites for teachers and educators.

TekMom is a specialized search engine guide for students, from elementary school through high school. It contains 26 well-chosen search engines organized into 9 subject categories. Its simple, uncluttered design is understandable to children. eyes graphic
Virtual Resources Learning Center
This site has about 6,000 learning resources divided up into categories from the American Civil War to Writing Style Guides.
Virtual Technical Reports Center
This is a meta-index of web sites that contain full-text or extended abstracts of technical reports. All the links are on one page in fast-loading, alphabetical order.
Visible Earth
Visible Earth is a free site from NASA that is a searchable, Yahoo-like directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth. If you are interested in learning more about Earth's biosphere, cryosphere, or any other type of sphere, you are going to LOVE this site.
Web Places
Links to hundreds of search engines, including specialized ones.
WebCrawler has the smallest index of any major search engine on the web -- think of it as Excite Lite. The small index means WebCrawler is not the place to go when seeking obscure or unusual material.
WorldConnect and have combined their family tree databases to create one large database of family trees -- over 160 million names at this point, with an expected count of 250 million names by the end of 2002.
Yahoo Search
Its excellent categorization and organization makes it the place to go when your searching strategy is to drill down through a directory.
Yahooligans for Children
Search engine from Yahoo that filters sites for children. eyes graphic

AltaVista/Zip2 provides a local portal services to get you locally relevant results.

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