- Link to Google Custom Search Engine
- Search - OER/Free Educational Resources
- Via Stephen Downes + Edublogs Custom Search
Create a SEARCH ENGINE tailored to your needs!
Do you have a website or collection of sites you'd like to search over? With Google Custom Search Engine, you can create a search engine tailored to your needs, which can include one website, multiple websites, or specific webpages. In addition, you can host the search box and results on your own website, and customize the colors and branding to match your existing webpages.
Google Custom Search has both a FREE version (I am using this one!) and a Business Edition (Starts at $100 / year). Click here to compare the differences.
OPEN/FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES?
Since one of my passions is discovering open or free educational resources for higher education, I have created my own little customized search engine to make my search (and finding) more efficient and effective (I hope!), which currently includes 136 sites (Open CourseWare, Podcasts, Repositories, etc).
Here are a few other customized Google search engines you might want to explore:
- Edublogs Custom Search - Stephen Downes has created a customized search on Education weblogs and related sites (Currently 456 sites).
- CS Curriculum Search - Helps you find teaching materials that have been published to the web by faculty from Computer Science (CS) departments around the world.
- OpenDOAR - OpenDoar, a UK-based registry for open-access repositories has created a Custom Search Engine with their registrants' sites.
- Real Climate - Provides expert opinions on the science of climate change.
- Green Maven - This search engine emphases websites with Green and Social Values, as approved by a team of Green MBA editors.
- Econ Search Engine - Search the contents of some 10,000 economics web sites.
Click here to view more examples.
WOW! Why don't you also perhaps explore this tool and create your own customized search engine for something that really interests you? I suppose I will be busy continuing to explore and enhance my own little Open/Free Educational Resources Search Engine :)