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Alta Vista (search engine)
Eye plorer (graphic search engine)
Web Wombat (Australian search engine)
Google scholar (scholarly research)
Quintura (visual search engine)
Wolfram Alpha (maths, sciences)
Zuula (meta search engine)
Web 2.0 tools
When you are undertaking research it may help to set up a query in any of these formats, so that you receive alerts.
Searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It's a tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what's up, what's now or what other people are feeding on.
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
Allows you to create your own home page.
Is a visual search tool
Ultimate Research Assistant
is an advanced Internet knowledge mining technology. To use this tool, simply type in the name of a topic and click the Generate Research Report button. The tool will perform research on your topic and generate a concise research report summarizing your topic.
Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.