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Posted by Marcus Zillman


Infotopia is an academic search engine designed for “students, teachers, and especially homeschoolers.” Created by Dr. Michael Bell (former chair of the Texas Association of School Librarians) and Carole Bell (former middle school librarian and director of libraries), Infotopia uses a Google custom search to provide accesses to previously vetted websites selected by librarians, teachers, and educational professionals. Rounding out this powerful search feature, Infotopia provides tabs on a series of different topics, from Arts to Biography to Games to Health. Each tab opens up to more subject links, for instance Biography features Biography, Hispanic Bios, and African American Bios. Selecting any of these sub-topics navigates to a page of related external resources, such as African-American Odyssey, Time for Kids: Black History Month, and The Franklin Institute. Readers will also be pleased to find an excellent blog elaborating on teacher-recommended resources. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources.[From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2015.

One Comment on “Infotopia”

  1. Thanks for the mention. Another site you might want to look out is . It has a lot of useful features.

    A user said:

    “My all-time favorite, go-to research resource for students K-12 and college-aged — as well as for their teachers — has always been **. Didn’t think I’d ever find anything to beat it and its iterations such as,, and the others. But Carole and Michael Bell, the creators of, etc., have outdone themselves with an amazing new resource called **. These descriptions of **, which were written by actual users, are reproduced from the website:”
    Kate Brown, LM_NET Archives

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