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.”
Government and Statistics Resources
- United States
- FedWorld Information Network Page – search for U.S. government information
- GPO Access including Federal Registerand other government publications
- THOMAS – U.S. Legislative Information
- U.S. House
- U.S. Senate
- Census Bureau
- Federal Judiary Homepage – U.S. courts
- Internal Revenue Service – including IRS tax forms
- Consumer Information Center – provided by the U.S. Government
- Alta Vista
- Northern Light
- Yahoo! en Espanol
- Yellow Pages