I am a fan of specialized or vertical search engines, as it is easier to find a "needle" in a much smaller, more fine tuned haystack.
A new specialized engine worth bookmarking is the Legal Research Engine, from the Cornell University Law Library.
"this specialized search engine helps users easily find authoritative online legal research guides on every subject. It searches approximately 20 different web sites that either prolifically publish guides, or index and link to guides. The number of web sites searched was deliberately kept small to keep search results manageable and focused"
This site is a KEEPER!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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