Recommended for Research

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Below are some online sites recommended for student research. Please use Google to locate these search engines online. We hope you find this information valuable!


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  • Sweetsearch "allows students to choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, without the distraction of unreliable sites."



  • VirtualLRC   The Virtual Library Resource Center was created by teachers and librarians to provide the best academic web results.



  • Ref Seek    RefSeek is a web search engine that "offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results".


  • Google Scholar   Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.



  • Evergreen State College   Don’t forget that you have community   access to check out books as well as use their collection of databases.  Databases have to be accessed in their campus library.