SweetSearch (curated search engine)
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The "search engine for students," SweetSearch is intended for students who work in a monitored environment or who wish to use only curated sites. 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. It constantly evaluates the search results and "fine-tunes" them by increasing the ranking of Web sites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS, and university Web sites.
SweetSearch excludes results from the unreliable sites that rank high in other search engines, and waste your time. 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 particularly useful for biographies, history, and other research assignments.
In addition to the general search engine, SweetSearch offers five niche search engines. The niche search engines are for Social Studies, Biographies, SweetSites (organized by grade and subject area), School Librarians, and Sweet Search 4 Me (for elementary school students).