Sweet Search – Search Engine for Students


I recently received an email from a Diigo group (I apologize I don’t recall the person who submitted the link) featuring the URL of a new search engine for students. ‘Sweet Search’ describes itself as a safe engine for use with students. The search engine has a database of biographies for over 1,000 people as well as listings of websites for educators and students that are categorized by subject area and grade level.

According to their website,

SweetSearch is a Search Engine 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 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.

SweetSearch.com is owned and operated by Dulcinea MediaClick to learn more about our Company and staff.

The search engine was developed by Dulcinea Media stating its mission that is to help students effectively conduct research on the internet. Dulcinea Media’s website, ‘finding Dulcinea’, is designed to help users find accurate and credible information online. The ‘finding Dulcinea’ website describes itself as the ‘librarian of the internet’ and offers the following on the website:

Web Guides provide a road map to exploring hundreds of topics online, with links to the best resources, ordered logically, and woven with narrative, insights, and research strategies. Web Guide categories include dozens of academic subjects, as well as health, technology, careers, and other topics.

On This Day covers a broad array of intriguing historical events, with links to the best online resources that give a full exposition of the event – what led up to it, what happened that day, what has happened since. In each paragraph of these articles, we cite to the online resource where we found the information.

Happy Birthday celebrates inspiring people, both historic and contemporary and from all cultures and walks of life, with a biographical profile that links to the best online information about the person.

Beyond the Headlines provides a 360-degree view of topics in the news by cohesively weaving together information from multiple sources, and offering opposing viewpoints on controversial topics.

All of the web links and internet resources that are generated by searches using ‘Sweet Search’ are approved and evaluated by librarian, teachers, and expert internet reseachers so teachers can be confident that all search results are safe and reliable. Using Google or other general search engines can pose a risk that the search results are from untrustworthy sources or contain inaccurate information. Unlike ‘NetTrekker‘, the Sweet Search engine is free and offers more than just a reliable search engine. In today’s economy, ‘free’ services are a rarity and definitely a welcome entity to education.

3 responses to “Sweet Search – Search Engine for Students

  1. Thank you, Kim! I’m the CEO of Dulcinea Media, which publishes SweetSearch and findingDulcinea. Last fall, we shifted our focus entirely to helping educators teach students the effective use of the Internet. We’re thrilled with the response we’ve gotten, and we look forward to further engaging with librarians and teachers at many upcoming conferences, as well as in social media. We want to learn how we can make our products even more useful to you.

    Regards,

    Mark

    • Thank you so much for commenting on my blog post about the SweetSearch engine! I appreciate your time and I know that the great products Dulcinea Media offers to educators will be invaluable. I co-host the ‘Classroom 2.0 LIVE!’ show in Elluminate and would love to have you be our special guest and showcase the SweetSearch engine and services. Check out our website at http://live.classroom20.com when you get a chance. Best wishes to you and thank you for creating such wonderful resources for educators to use with students.

      • Kim,

        Thank you for the kind words. My staff was elated to see your review over the weekend. I am familiar with Classroom 2.0 LIVE and would be thrilled to present SweetSearch to your audience. My Saturdays look fairly clear for awhile, so let me know what works best for you and I can likely make it.

        Best regards,

        Mark

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