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Specialty search engines

Academic information
Comparison prices
Books
Comparing prices
Merchandise
Google Scholar
search all published academic papers at once
howmuchisit.org
Founded in late 2010, HowMuchIsIt was designed to help the ordinary consumer find out what the costs of things are in life.
Infomine
Scholarly Resource Internet Collections: Biological, Instructional, Visual & Performing arts & more
ipl2.org/
a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions (like finding links to the Dutch phone directory)
Jokes, etc.
Legal documents
This domain was recently acquired by Pool.com
News stories search engines
Courtesy of Search Engine Watch
Russian Search Engines
http://nigma.ru/
www.rambler.ru
Russians abroad - meta search engine
www.ya.ru

Going to the Source - Many sites offer the ability to search quickly through primary and secondary historical sources. Sites are free.

Primary Sources

The Library of Congress
scanned items, such as maps, photos and sound recordings, related to U.S. history, culture, politics, and more.
EuroDocs
links to scanned original documents and other historical sources from 24 different European countries and city states.
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
over 5,000 digital reproductions of wax-cylinder recordings, including vaudeville acts and Tin Pan Alley tunes.
The Avalon Project
historical documents, ranging from the journals of the Continental Congress to the federal indictment of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh.

Secondary Sources

Google Scholar
a search engine for digging through academic material on the Web, from a wide variety of journals and other sources.
Google Book Search
a search engine that lets users scour the content of a wide variety of scanned books.
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