Search Engines | Web Portals | Discussions

This page includes links for both general and law-specific resources.

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.


Microsoft’s web search engine created to compete with Google. It has the next largest collection of websites to search after Google. Has now added ChatGPT, an innovative artificial intelligence search tool available through the Microsoft Edge browser.


Allows you to search the Web anonymously. Searches Bing and other sources.


‘Nuff said.

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


Has its own web crawler and claims to search over 16 billion pages. Advanced search tools are available.


Has one of the largest search engine databases in the world after Google and Bing. Provided by a European Internet company. Claims to be the leading search engine in Russia! More information.

Archival Search Engines

Wayback Machine

Enter a website address and see how the site appeared at earlier periods of its history. Part of the Internet Archive, which seeks to create an “Internet Library” preserving born-digital materials.

Academic Search Engines

Google Scholar

Information About Search Engines

Search – News About Google Search – Google’s Official Blog
Search Engine Land
Search Engine Watch (mainly of interest to advertisers now)
Search Engine Relationship Chart

No longer updated, but it demonstrates the relationships among various search engines, showing where they draw their results from.

Information About Searching the “Deep Web”

Deep Web Research & Discovery Resources 2019

An article by Marcus P. Zillman on, Jan. 21, 2019

Law & Government Web Portals


US Govt. Publishing Office’s portal for federal government publications

Findlaw – Consumer Version
Findlaw for Legal Professionals
Legal Information Institute (Cornell U.)

Official Website of NY State

Official Website of NYC

U.S. government’s information portal

Discussion: Blogs, Tweets, Forums, etc.

CataList – Catalog of Listserv Lists

If you want to filter content based on blog posts, you can do so by going to Google News, clicking on the Search Tools and selecting the “All news” drop-down and checking off just “Blogs.”

Law-Specific Blogs & Twitter Info

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