AddAll - Book search and
price comparison. Search and compare among 40+ sites, 20,000
sellers, millions of books.
Advanced Book Exchange
(abebooks.com) - The world's largest web-based network of
independent booksellers. The network includes over 6,300
booksellers from around the globe with 20 million items
Alibris - Shop the
inventory of thousands of booksellers around the world.
Small Press Distribution
(SPD) - A literary arts organization located in Berkeley,
California, providing wholesaling services to independent presses. SPD gives the public access to a broad spectrum of
literature by distributing books to bookstores, libraries, and
Image Atlas - Investigates
cultural differences and similarities by indexing top image results
for given search terms across local engines throughout the world.
Visitors can refine or expand their comparisons from the 57
countries currently available, and sort by Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) or alphabetical order.
Images and Illustrations - This page contains links to other
pages and sites on the Internet offering biomedically related
multimedia material, mostly images (photos, illustrations,
Modern Art (MoMA) - MoMA's online collection represents over
1900 artists and 7000 objects from the Museum's departments of
Architecture and Design, Drawings, Painting and Sculpture,
Photography, Prints and Illustrated Books, Film, and Media.
TinEye - A reverse image
search engine. You give an image to TinEye to find out
where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of
the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
YouTube - considered by
many students and researchers as a new search engine alternative -
offering access to a plethora of videos, music, speeches
(private sector, government personnel), corporate presentations,
and a new site specifically for lectures by university
America - Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or
use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American
newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is
sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Database - A universal index of periodical literature covering
basic research from all fields of knowledge, and is particularly
strong in medical research, humanities and social sciences. Academic Journals Database contains complete bibliographic
citations, precise indexing, and informative abstracts for papers
from a wide range of periodicals.
AMICUS Web - Search over 26 million full records from
1,300 Canadian libraries. Access the entire database including National
Library records. Check library holdings, loan policies,
AnyWho - Directories of
people, businesses, toll-free, more.
Archives Hub - A
gateway to thousands of the UK's richest archives. Representing
over 220 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known
sources to support your research.
Buzz Talk -
Indexes and structures publications, not only social media messages
but also news sites, blogs, scientific journals and even offline
Catalog of U.S. Government
Publications - A finding tool for federal publications that
includes descriptive records for historical and current
publications and provides direct links to those that are available
CenSEARCHip - This is
a tool developed by Mark Meiss and Filippo Menczer at the Indiana
University School of Informatics to allow you to explore the
differences in the results returned by different countries'
versions of the major search engines.
CineFiles - A database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program
notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific
Film Archive's collection.
Citeline - Search
sources, including Medline, for information on diseases
and conditions, related organizations, current news and articles,
and research and trials.
CiteSeer - A
scientific literature digital library and search engine that
focuses primarily on computer and information science.
The platform includes more than 20 million Resource Description
Framework (RDF) statements, including primary metadata for more
than 450,000 articles published by Nature Publishing Group since 1869. In this first release, the datasets include basic
citation information (title, author, publication date, etc) as well
as NPG specific ontologies. These datasets are being
released under an open metadata license, Creative Commons Zero
(CC0), which permits maximal use/re-use of this data.
ERIC Database - Provides
access to over one million bibliographic records on educational
research, theory, and practice.
Search the entire Web for information in different formats (web
sites, video, images, Wikipedia, Word documents, pdf files.
Factiva - Specialized business search engine provided by Wall Street Journal. Search 17,000 global news sources and
leverage unique filtering technology to craft a reusable search
that meets your specific needs.
Fagan Finder -
Internet tools organized into topics. Search engines, reference,
news, multimedia. Quality resources, search help, and tools such as
translation and bookmarklets.
Categorizes thousands of topic-specific search engines and
Gigablast - This
flexible, robust, customizable search engine.
Gnook - A self-adapting
community system based on the gnod engine. Discover new
writers you will like, travel the map of literature and discuss
your favorite books and authors.
Google Alerts -
Email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news,
etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
Google Book Search -
Search the full text of books and discover new ones. Click a book
title and you'll see basic information about the book. You may also
see a few snippets of text from the book showing your search term
in context. If the publisher or author has given Google permission through its Partner Program then you'll see a few full
pages from the book and if the book is out of copyright, you'll be
able to page through the entire book.
Google Scholar -
Search specifically for scholarly literature, including
peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and
technical reports from all broad areas of research.
Google Squared - A
search tool that helps you quickly build a collection of facts from
the Web for any topic you specify.
Government - Offers a single location for searching across U.S.
government information, and for keeping up to date on government
news. You can choose to search for content located on either U.S.
federal, state and local government websites or the entire Web --
from the same search box.
ISBNdb - Database of books providing on-line and remote research tools for individuals, book stores, librarians, scientists, etc. Taking data from hundreds of libraries across the world, search ISBNdb by keyword, book title, author, publisher, topic or ISBN.
Ixquick - Ixquick does not collect or share any personal information. Ixquick search
results are more comprehensive and more accurate than other search
engines. Ixquick's unique capabilities include an Advanced
Search, a global search and power refinement.
Architecture and Art Net Users System (JAANUS) - This
dictionary contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional
Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and
art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D.
to the end of the Edo period (1868).
Justia - Reliable, tinely,
comprehensive directory of legal resources, searchable/browsable by
practice areas, topics and subject specific sources, cases in
the news, legal blogs and podcasts.
Justicia - Find legal
information, lawyer blogs (blawgs), laws, cases, lawyers, legal
news, and more.
Law.com Quest - A
legal search engine from Incisive Media, owner of leading legal
newspapers and guides, including American Lawyer
and National Law Journal.
Law Periscope -
Find profiles of the 300 largest law firms in the U.S.
OJOSE (Online Journal
Search Engine) - A powerful free scientific search engine
enabling you to make search-queries in different databases by using
only 1 search field. With OJOSE you can find, download or
buy scientific publications (journals, articles, research reports,
books, etc.) in up to 40 different databases.
Search - Search the contents of the repositories listed in OpenDOAR for freely available academic research
information. OpenDOAR is an
authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Also
see list of
Explorer - Search engine for links from SEOmoz.
Perform competitive website research. Explore backlinks, anchor
text and more for free.
Look for composer, opera, conductor, singer or role.
Energy - Access citations, abstracts and/or full-text documents related to
energy science and technology.
Pianopedia - Search
engine designed for piano teachers and students, as well as
performing pianists. It can be used to explore the repertoire in
search for new works to learn and perform. It also serves as a
detailed reference source for the classical piano repertoire.
Sciences Citation Index - Provides the bibliographic and
citation information needed to find research data, analyze trends,
journals and researchers, and share their findings. Focuses on
essential data from 3,000 of the world's leading social sciences
journals across 50 disciplines
Institution Research Information System) - Allows users to
search across 1.8 million of the Institution's library, archive,
and research holdings. Using the latest indexing technology, the
new SIRIS Cross
Catalog Searching Center provides easy "one-stop
searching" of these records. Within the more than 1.8 million
records, the SIRIS Cross Catalog Searching Center also
provides access to over 190,000 online media assets including
digitized photographs and art works, oral history sound files,
electronic journals, online exhibitions, digitized manuscripts,
language recordings, and online finding aids.
StartPage - StartPage does not collect or share any personal
information. On StartPage the privacy of Ixquick is combined with the Web
search results from Google. You can continue using
the Web results from the world's most popular search engine but now
under the privacy protection of Ixquick, the world's most
private search engine.
Statista - Provides
companies, business customers, research institutions, and the
academic community with direct access to quantitative data on
media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other
areas of interest or markets.
Discover photos, videos, and web pages recommended by friends and
people sharing your interests. StumbleUpon learns what you
like, so you only see what's interesting to you from across the
web. StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best
of the web, recommended just for you.
Superpages - Find
businesses, get maps and directions.
Finder - Find and compare syllabi from thousands of
universities and colleges on any topic.
TechXtra - A free
service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites,
the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports,
technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis
& dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in
engineering, mathematics and computing.
Database - Provides full image access to all U.S.-granted
patents back to 1790, with full-text searching back to 1976 and the
full-text of published applications. The database also enables
searching for references, which can include articles, reports, and
WorldWideScience - A
global science gateway that enables federated searching of national
and international scientific databases and portals. Multilingual, WorldWideScience provides real-time searching and
translation of globally-dispersed scientific literature.
Yahoo! Music Search -
Search for many types of audio files from across the Web including
popular music, podcasts, interviews, speeches and newscasts,
stand-up comedy, and sound effects.
ZabaSearch - Free
people search and public information search engine.
KWSnet is an
Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S.
national and international news, the arts, computing, culture,
environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and
technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains
over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet Twitter provides news, culture, environment, media, politics, sci-tech, society, #art, #comics, #politicalcartoon, #illustration, #botd, #obit, but KWSnet is taking an extended leave of absence from the social networking service; it is not posting there at this time.
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completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or
emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes,
research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
KWSnet is IPv6 enabled, HTTPS deployed, and fully HTML5 compliant.
KWSnet may be
contacted via email with any comments,
suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.