Going beyond Google – useful search engines for research

JISC have recently published a useful piece on their blog: Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

They have identified a range of possible resources including:

  • CORE and BASE which can be used to find open access articles and web resources.
  • Power searching from Google, which is an online training course that highlights how to get the most out of Google.
  • Copac, which is a Jisc service that allows you to look through the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. Great for finding print stock near where you live.
  • Research data catalogues including the EU open data portal and Dryad .
  • Zetoc, a research database which helps users find and set alerts for new research publications through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.
  • Europeana, which lists books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. It also allows you to download and share various resources.

Why not have a look at one of these great resources and see what you can discover to help with your research?


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