Internet Guides


Search Engines and Directories

SEARCH ENGINES [Links to individual Web search tools.]

  • SearchAbility ( for "the best places to search" and "search tips that work".
  • Search Engine Watch ( Information and links on all aspects of search engine operations, comparisons and reviews, as well as search tutorials.

META-SEARCH ENGINES [Search more than one search engine or directory at a time.]

  • Dogpile ( The "surfer's" shortcut to the World Wide Web! Dogpile searches other search engines (Yahoo!, Lycos' A2Z, Excite Guide,, PlanetSearch, Thunderstone, What U Seek, Magellan, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, AltaVista, Excite & HotBot) SIMULTANEOUSLY and lists search results for each one.

  • go2net ( This highly accurate search service queries multiple search engines, then ranks the results by relevance to your search terms.

Internet Tutorials

  • Back to School ( ("The Electronic Library Classroom 101") A beginner's course in the Internet and its various tools, developed primarily for librarians -- but helpful for all new Net users. Created by Ellen Chamberlain, Head Librarian of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort Library and Miriam Mitchell, Senior System Analyst at the University of South Carolina main campus in Columbia.

Citation Sources [for Research Papers]

American Psychological Association Citation Guide (

Citation Style Guides from the Seattle Central Community College Library. Just right for students who need to write bibliographies using specific citation style: Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago (Turabian), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Anthropological Association (AAA). Includes examples of specific citations, links to other Web sources explaining the citation styles, and examples of electronic reference formats.

Citation Game ( University of Washington TRIO, part of a U.S. Department of Education program aimed at helping low-income Americans prepare for higher education. Interactive exercises provide practice in "putting citation elements (Title, Author, etc.) into the correct MLA or APA style order." Chart compare APA (American Psychological Association) and MLA (Modern Language Association) citations, allowing students to drag and drop parts of citations into the appropriate order.

Kingwood College Paper & Electronic Format Citing Source Guides: for APA (American Psychological Association) ( and MLA (Modern Language Association) styles (

• The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center (

Internet Safety Sites

Internet Law and Legislation

  • Internet Law Library ( (Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon, LLP)
    Extensive summaries of court decisions shaping the
    law of the
    : copyright, trademark, dilution and other intellectual property issues, jurisdiction, linking, clip-art, defamation, e-mail, encryption, gambling, spamming and other subjects.


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