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Search engines: a nice niche list

I mentioned the College@Home blog in an earlier post.  This morning, a new post by Laura Milligan shares 100 Useful Niche Search Engines You’ve Never Heard Of

The free search tools cover: Extracurricular; Quick Answer Guides; City Guides and Travel; Shopping, Business; Academic and Reference; Social Media and People; Multisearch; Television, Video, and Radio; Medical and Health; Law; Metasearch Engines; Photos, Images, and Visual Search Engines; News; Jobs and Real Estate.

Although I was kinda proud that I knew of most of these, it is once again time to update my search tools and pathfinder pages to add a few newcomers. 

As Milligan notes, despite Google’s dominance in our search worlds,

college students sometimes need more specific tools to help them uncover quality information on the Web that they can use for class projects, research papers, and even job and apartment searches. This list features a huge variety of search engines that can be useful to students, including tools that find photos, sound effects, summer internships, health and medical information, reference guides, and a lot more.

Also recently posted on College@Home is a wonderful list of 57 Useful Google Tools You Never Heard of.

Just one thing I wish Milligan would do, is to also point her college audience to the hundreds databases their libraries provide to them for free.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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