Search Engines | Portals | Discussion Lists

Internet Search Engines

Many general search engines do not search their own databases. Instead, most draw their search results from the databases of either Google or Bing. 

Ask (question & answer format remains, but no longer uses its own database of websites for searching)
Bing (Microsoft)
YaHoo! (now searches the Bing database of Web sites)

Additional search engines you might want to try that are not nearly as large as Google or Bing but contain unique databases:


To see many more search engine choices for specific subject areas:

Complete Planet

Law-Specific Search Engines

LawCrawler (powered by Google, provided by FindLaw)

Academic Search Engines

Google Scholar
Microsoft Academic Search

Information About Search Engines

Google Inside Search Blog
Search Engine Land
Search Engine Showdown
Search Engine Watch (mainly of interest to advertisers now)
Search Engine Relationship Chart

Information About Searching the "Deep Web"

Internet Tutorials - The Deep Web
Deep Web Research 2012 , article by Marcus P. Zillman on , Jan. 16, 2012

Web Portals

WWW Virtual Library

Law & Government Web Portals

FDsys - US Govt. Printing Office's portal for federal government publications
Findlaw - Consumer Version
Findlaw for Legal Professionals
Hieros Gamos
Legal Information Institute (Cornell U.) - NY State government's information portal - NYC government's information portal - US goverment's information portal
Washlaw Web (Washburn U.)
Yahoo's Law Page

Blogs, Discussion Lists & Newsgroups

CataList - Catalog of Listserv Lists
Google Blog Search - email newsletters & discussion lists

Law-Specific Blogs, Discussion Lists & Newsgroups

ABA Journal Blawg Directory - includes the Blawg 100 list of most popular blawgs, as voted on annually by registered users.
LegalBirds - Legal professionals on Twitter