When we search, we often first reach for Google–and rightfully so.
But by using Google students and teachers are unwittingly bending to
the will of webmasters who are experts at SEO (search engine
optimization), which can mean that you find what they want you to find
rather than what you really need. So what to do?
Thankfully, there are options for 21st century learners. If you have a need for specific, niche academic material, here are 100 databases and search indexes. If, however, you want an academic search engine analogous to Google itself, 6 appear below.