Discovered and Tested out some new engines. The main catch of the day is the Bielefeld BASE search engine. Very nice, very deep.  Behind that I’ve stumbled onto the CiteSeerx for computational science. Useful for a infomation academic searches, like searching out for ‘string matching’ such as Jaro Winkler and Levenstein distance metrics.

 

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine – www.base-search.net – BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. Pulls from over 2,200 sources, mainly Universities. (see source list )

CiteSeerx – http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/index  – Mainly focus on articles for computer and informational science

Refseek – http://www.refseek.com – Currently in Beta, it attempts to search academic, open source, newspaper, and web content for academic content. No where near as comprehensive or accurate in locating documentation as the Base search hosted by Bielefeld, but it has promise.