Resources on the Internet

There are many good Internet sites that are useful to the research process.  Included here are free Web sites that we have found useful.  To report problems with broken links, please send an email message to


Searchable Databases

Internet Sites for Students 

Governmental, City, State and Local Information

Business/Commercial Information

Internet Searches and Search Engines

Resources for Our Faculty and Administrators

Internet Information

Electronic Journals, News, Full Text Books

Email Services

Other Libraries and Library Issues


Searchable databases


Book Databases (Some also include videos and compact discs.)

  • Barnes and Noble This site includes new books as well as over 6 million used and/or rare books.
  • Chegg for buying and selling textbooks.
  • Digital Book Index is a large index to the many full text books located online. Included in the index are books from netLibrary, Library of Congress eTexts, and many universities.
  • Best Book Buys search through 28 book stores to find the best prices.
  • AddALL Search online bookstores for new or used books. Use to compare prices.
  • ISBN.NU An ISBN search to compare prices from online bookstores.
  • Schuler Books with reviews.
  • Amazon Books Large listing of currently available books.
  • Advanced Book Exchange Find out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books. Searchable database of bookstores’ inventories.
  • ALibris “The Ultimate Source for Out-of-Print & Rare Books”.
  • MX Bookfinder Will locate new or used books by searching through several different databases including Advanced Book Exchange, Bibliocity, Interloc, Antiqbook, Powell’s Books, and
  • What’s Next provided by Kent District Library. Use this site to determine the order of (fictional) books in series. Searchable by author, title of book, or title of series.
  • Library Booksales Search the booksales of libraries in the United States.
  • Internet Book Shop from the United Kingdom.


Governmental, city, state and local information

Governmental Search Engines
Local Government/Local Information
State of Michigan
United States Government
Miscellaneous City, State and U.S. Information
  • City Search allows users to enter a zip code and find information about events, lodging, entertainment, job postings, and much more.
  • Compare demographics of cities at Moving.Com.
  • SuperTravelNet contains information about cities, road maps, events and more.  Also covers non-U.S. countries.
  • U.S. Hometown Locator includes information about U.S. physical, cultural and historical features.

Business/Commercial Information

  Subject Searches and Subject Catalogs

Metasearch Engines and Collections of Search Sites

  • Metacrawler metasearch that searches through google, bing, yahoo, etc…
  • IxQuick Claims to be the world’s most powerful search engine. Searches are from 14 of the top search engines including AOL, Altavista, EuroSeek, Excite, Fast Search, GoTo, Hotbot, Infoseek, LookSmart, MSN, NBCi, Webcrawler, Yahoo and xRefer
  • Vivisimo A metasearch tool with results folders. Has the ability to limit a search to news sources, Web search engine sites, or other online sources.
  • SurfWax includes a variety of search engines and databases.
  • Dogpile A multi-engine searching tool.
  • Go2Net (MetaCrawler) Search through Open Text, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, Excite, Inktomi, Alta Vista, Yahoo, and Galaxy all at once.
  • Search Engines of the World A large collection of search engines from many countries.
  • ZapMeta In addition to grouping results into related folders, this metasearch engine arranges results in order by domain, by relevance, by title, by search engine, or by popularity.
  • MSN Web Search provided by Microsoft.
  • Scirus search engine for scientific information only.
  • Starting Point Search engine and subject catalog.
  • Teoma Results are grouped and users may refine their search or look through directories which contain their search terms.
  • WiseNut This search engine also groups results into related folders.

Search Engines

Resources for Our Faculty and Administrators


News Sources


E-mail Services

 Other Useful Sites