Search in more than one search engine. The list on NoodleTools website provides an excellent summary of places to look depending on your research topic:
Kid-Safe Search Engines
- KidsClick – A searchable web directory
- Internet Public Library – Check out both the Kid and Teen spaces.
- Infoplease – An online almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary.
- FactMonster – Online dictionary, encyclopedia and almanac
- The Awesome Library for Kids – Sites are arranged by subject matter
Frequently Used Search Engines
- Alta Vista
- Technorati is a search engine that searches blogs. Example of use: Technorati is a better place to find information about “Alan November” than Google because if you search for him in Google, the top links are owned by Alan November, so most of the information was written by Alan November. In the blogs you can read what people are saying about Alan November, not what Alan November is saying about himself.