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Wikipedia is "a multilingual, web-based, encyclopedia." Wikipedia articles are written collaboratively by volunteers and most of them can be edited by anyone. See this presentation that discusses the pros and cons of using Wikipedia.
See also: C.O.D. Library subscription dictionaries and encyclopedias
Google News searches all types of news Web sites including Web news, television news, radio news, and newspaper sites.
You can also browse headlines or sign-up for email news alerts.
Google News archive search lets you search historical news archives. You can search for events, people or ideas and see how they have been described over time. Google News archive search also lets you see historical overviews of your search results by browsing an automatically generated timeline.
Use Bloglines to search for news items in "billions" of blog entries. You can quickly preview the blog entries from your results list or subscribe to the blogs themselves by using Bloglines as a news reader.
Technorati is "the leading monitor of the world of weblogs." A a "real-time search engine", Technorati searches recent posts from millions of blogs.
Google Scholar searches for citations and full-text of "scholarly" literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
See also: Configuring Google Scholar to search for articles available through the C.O.D. Library
See also: C.O.D. Library subscription databases
Search the full text of out-of-copyright and previews of copyrighted digital books. Learn more from the Google Books information page.
See also: C.O.D. Library catalog and Online book collections
WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. For more information, see the What is WorldCat page.
See also: C.O.D. Library catalog, Online book collections, and the Library's premium WorldCat search service (requires you to be on-campus or have a C.O.D. Library card).
Use del.icio.us to search other people's bookmarks as well as save, organize, and share your own.
See also: C.O.D. Library del.icio.us account
Use the Wayback Machine to search for archived versions of web sites dating back to 1996. This is extremely useful for finding web pages that are missing or have been moved or changed.
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