Search Engines

Here are some great search engines to help you find the information you are looking for!

RefSeek Academic Search

RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.


SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.

All Safe Sites

A compilation of safe, children oriented websites listed under several categories. Students can search by category or a specific subject.

Although this site is visually kid-friendly, choc full of facts, and has a really easy to use Reference Center, it does have a lot of ad clutter that can be quite distracting.  It is still a worthwhile site; the homework center, timeline and current event sections are very helpful.

The Internet Public Library

This site has EVERYTHING a student wants and needs: homework help, games, and many, many, many online reference sources on just about every possible subject.  There are also resources for teachers and parents.


A kid-friendly way for kids to search online. Kids can ask questions and perform web searches, such as “When did Hawaii become a state?” or “What’s it like to live in space?” or even “Convert 122 inches into feet” in the same way they would ask a parent, friend or teacher. Designed to be a fun destination site focused on learning and “edu-tainment.”

Homework Spot is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot. also features a powerful reference center that provides free, immediate access to many of the world’s best libraries, museums, and current event sources.

Webster’s Dictionary
Merriam-Webster is America’s foremost publisher of language-related reference works.