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SearchCredible and a few other academic search tools

A little while back, I came across SearchCredible, a handy aggregator of the more academic search tools.

Though SearchCredible doesn’t allow you to search all the search engines simultaneously, it presents a sweet menu of options your students may not consider, or remember to consider, in their academic search lives.

Among the choices presented: Scirus for searching scientific information;  the Directory of Open Access Journals, for free scholarly content; JSTOR, the subscription consortium that gathers a huge database of scholarly content; the well-respected Internet Public Library;  Google Scholar; the international collection of primary sources in the World Digital Library; BUBL, the long-lived British Dewey-organized directory of academic materials; Intute, another academic British directory maintained by subject specialists; the collection of publications from the Oxford Journals; Project Muse; PubMed, providing biomedical and health content from the National Institutes of Health;  the media-rich library of the Internet Archive; the WolframAlpha computational search engine; and the vast collections of The Library of Congress,

I hope the SearchCredible folks will consider linking to other subscription options (in addition to EBSCO and JSTOR), as well as a few other free tools:

A number of other academic search portals are listed in this post by Online Universities.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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