5 Great Academic Search Engines for Student Researchers

5 Great Academic Search Engines for Student Researchers

Researching is an important step of writing academic papers. A well-researched academic paper is what that impresses the evaluator. Meanwhile, the paper must have relevant and credible information.

With the evolution of the Internet industry, it is no secret that there are lot of useless sites that do not carry authentic information- and it is a big challenge to separate what is relevant and what is non-relevant.

Therefore, we have curated a list of five great academic search engines for student researchers to make their search easy and relevant.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a free website by Google for academic related research.  This free academic search engine indexes information from different online web resources. The information listed in this search engine mostly peer- reviewed.  Launched in 2004, it is widely used academic search engine among scholars and researches.


Academia.edu is also a web platform for academics research as well as share research papers. Academics can share their research, screen deep analytics of the impact of their research. They can also track the research paper of other academic by following them. You can sign-up with Academia.edu using your facebook or google+ account or you can even register using your first and last name and email address.


RefSeek.com is a search engine specifically designed for researchers and students. It aims to help academic researcher by responding them through relevant search queries. Hence, it makes academic information easily accessible. RefSeek search includes encyclopedias, documents, journals, books, web pages, journals, and newspapers.

This web platform has exclusive approach that provides students complete subject coverage without overloading the information like in general search engine. Refseek.com upsurges visibility of academic information as well as convincing ideas that gives best results to the students.


Springer.com is a platform where researchers can access millions of research documents from books, book series, journals, protocols as well as reference works. Here you can browse papers by categories like architecture & design, food science & nutrition, philosophy, education & language, social sciences, etc.


The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is one of the oldest website where you can find authentic educational resources. The website is among most trusted platform to get the information.

The given academic search engines are among great search engines. They provide relevant queries to the users in academic research.


About the Author
Author: Prasanna Bharti
Prasanna is a blogger by profession, and loves to write about education technology. Her write-ups intend to provide a deep insight about enormous resources and ideas available to make learning better and effective with the use of technology.

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