Internet Resources

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.

Hint: To search for a phrase in most search engines, type phrase in “quotation marks.”

Subject Directories

Librarian’s Index

Internet Public Library


Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

Government and Statistics Resources

Search Engines

Metasearch Engines