Deep Web Research

Deep Web Research

All Subjects

(sources covering multiple disciplines)

Hakiasearch hand-selected web sites with sentences or phrases

H-Net Reviews online scholarly reviews in the humanities and social sciences

Intute search the best web resources for education and research

The Scout Report reviews of web sites in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; published every Friday since 1994; searchable


Biznar federated search of business information on the web


Justia Search legal blogs


National Bureau of Economic Research

Economics Search Engine

Resources for Economists


EarthTrends The Environmental Information Portal from the World Resources Institute; search databases, view maps, country profiles and data tables


  • Copyright Information
  1. Copyright Renewal Database Stanford University
  2. Primary Sources on Copyright covering the years 1450 to 1900; documents from five countries
  3. U.S. Copyright Office
  • Patents
  1. Google Patent Search search over 7 million patents
  2. Patentscope search the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) database of 1.5 million published international patent applications
  • Law Reviews
  1. Contents Pages from Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals search the latest 3 months of contents page from law reviews
  2. Current Law Journal Content search an index of English language law journals from 2005 onward
  3. The Legal Workshop summaries of new law review articles

Science searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites

VADLO biomedical and life sciences search engine

Specialized Search Engines

Biznar federated search of business information on the web

DeepDyve search for science information and patents using sentences and phrases

DeepPeep “discover the Deep Web;” a beta search engine from the University of Utah

IncyWincy: The Invisible Web Search Engine

Justia Search legal blogs

Media Cloud “a system that lets you see the flow of the media;” a new project from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard

Mednar federated search in the field of medicine

VADLO biomedical and life sciences search engine

WorldWideScience search for science documents from international sources

University Press Books

Bibliovault search 14,000 university and academic press titles