Google Book Search (beta)
Search full text of books. Display page images of those in the public domain or provided by publishers; summaries of those covered by copyright. Books of interest may also be borrowed by UH students, faculty or staff through InterLibrary Loan.
Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.
Search or browse directory of resources tailored to a college audience.
Far reaching search engine. Select Advanced for powerful search options. Note that you may see up to two "Paid links" at top of search results. These are advertising and may not be the best links.
Ask a question in plain English and be guided toward sources of the answer.
Very large, fast search engine with minimal graphics and clearly identified advertising. Relevancy ranking. Note that the system puts an 'and' between words. Phrases must be included in quotation marks.
Search usenet postings, find groups to post to. Be sure to check facts from postings. Also links to peer ratings of products, shopping, etc.
Search can be limited to provide enhanced precision.
Search up to seven search engines simultaneously. Results ranked for relevancy.
Street level maps for fifteen European nations as well as the US and most of Canada. Put in an address and go.
Maps, driving directions, trip planning, etc.
Open Directory Project
Unique search engine uses volunteers to find, annotate, and categorize web sites. Provides both search and browse features.
Search Engine Showdown
Frequently updated source of news, information, and evaluation of web search engines. See especially the Features Chart, which summarizes features of the major engines and links to reviews.