Specialized Search Engines and Databases

Even a well designed search engine like Google only samples a small proportion of all that exists on the internet.

If the information on Google is limited, look for a search engine that specializes in your topic.  Maybe you can find an expert's list of the best sites for your needs, or you might need to use a database that isn't free.

To break out of the Google box, you can try the library's subscription databases, ask a reference librarian for ideas, or check internet sites such as those below.

And don't forget, sometimes what you seek might be found in the library - in a book.

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