What's the difference?

Subject directories are selective and usually well-organized. Search engines are larger and more comprehensive. Metasearch engines return a small percentage of results found in multiple search engines.

For an in-depth introduction to searching on the Internet, see UC Berkeley's Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial.

SEARCH HINT: To search for a phrase in most search engines, type phrase in "quotation marks."

Subject Directories

Search Engines

Metasearch Engines

Contact Information

Paula Scott, Ph.D., MLS
Library Director
(361) 694-5467

Cindy Munoz
Library Information Specialist
(361) 694-4523

Library fax (361) 808-2141
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday (24 hour access for medical staff)

The Medical Library is on the 3rd floor of Driscoll Children's Hospital, across the hall from the Medical Education department.

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(800) 735-2989