Sweet Search: search tool for students

Most search engines search billions of Web sites and return tens of millions of results; some are from reliable Web sites, some are not.  SweetSearch searches only 35,000 Web sites that have been evaluated and approved by a staff of Internet research experts at Dulcinea Media, and its librarian and teacher consultants.

SweetSearch allows students to choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, without the distraction of unreliable sites.

SweetSearch may be worth testing to see how it compares with the Australian Study Search – a custom Google search tools for Primary and Secondary schools.

(via AltSearchEngines)

6 thoughts on “Sweet Search: search tool for students

  1. hi, i’m a student of Library and Information Science, and i’m interested on Sweet Search.SweetSearch is impressive, and seems very useful to students for their searches. It lets students choose the most relevant result from a list of credible results, rather than having them waste time on unreliable sites.
    it is very imporntant the difference between searching a filtered collection rather than a customised Google search tool.

  2. Thank you for this review Judy ! I am CEO of Dulcinea Media, which created SweetSearch. It is a derivative of the work we’ve been doing for three years creating http://www.findingDulcinea.com. That site is comprised of 750 Web Guides and 10,000 articles that help Internet users find credible and comprehensive information on the Web about the topic of the content. We decided to make the tens of thousands of credible Web links that were included in all this content searchable in one place. We’re regularly adding sites to SweetSearch as we create new content on findingDulcinea, and we also troll through recommended lists created by respected educators.

    SweetSearch is available as an add-on for Firefox:


    Mark Moran

  3. Hannah, it appears that SweetSearch is based in the U.S., so, while it appears to be useful to students and teachers anywhere, I think it is probably most useful for U.S. schools.

  4. I like the idea of being able to search and get to the “nitty gritty” right away. Sifting through numerous sights for bits and pieces of the information needed gets tiresome. I live in the United States and I am interested to know if there is something similar for US students and teachers.

  5. I just did a few random comparisons – on “Shakespeare” “Bubonic Plague” and “Nanotechnology.” SweetSearch is rather impressive, and seems quite more useful to Aussie students than Study Search on anything other than local topics.

    • Fabulous feedback Michael! So this is the difference between searching a filtered collection rather than a customised Google search tool. It will be interesting to see how it builds it’s content – and competes with other sources (whether proprietary databases, wikipedia, or other popular tools).

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