Assignment for Special Search Engines

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Research topic: __________________________________________________________

Objective: explore different search engines other than the popular ones (e.g. Google)

Questions:

A. Compare these search specialized search engines to Google (www.google.com)

Digital Librarian http://www.digital-librarian.com/
Scout Report http://scout.wisc.edu/report/sr/current
Search PDF http://searchpdf.adobe.com/

Use any one of the specialized search engines above to search for your research topic, and compare the result with Google.

a. How many hits were there in Google, and how many in the specialized search engine of your choice?

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b. Compare the results from both search engines. Are they different or similar?


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B. Know the function of these specialized search engines.


Go into the website of each of the specialized search engines listed above and give brief descriptions of the specialized

functions of the engine of your choice.