- Jan. 25, 2021
-- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "Commercial search engine queries tend to return promotions that most find far from educational and many think the tracking is creepy. Where does one turn to securely find all that mega-specific academic information needed for that critical research paper or class assignments?
Knobull is available to help. Our research shows that there are obvious, specific, niche reasons why Knobull is unique."
Students may get an urge to see what original sources can provide; or yearn to experience original search technologies;
possibly lack basic research skills and could use help sometimes? Fortunately, students can tap into a collection of 5 billion academic sources generated since the dawn of time (or at least the internet). They can go back and catch-all those resources, most commercial engines push into obscurity the first time round, without being tracked. In addition, users can access specialized pages to collaborate, get answers to specific academic questions or links to critical topics and news articles that capture student oriented events!
For anyone into private customization, 'secure' academic search is the place to be. On one level, it's a regular search engine. On another, it's a user-designed tech-diver that doesn't capture or sell personal data. You can secure your own sources and make use of a deep-dive system to create an engine that is all about you.
Now take a wild guess as to what this search engine could possibly do. If you said 'look up all scholars and their work', you're both right and confused for answering a rhetorical question. Basically, Knobull uses the most-comprehensive academic documents database on the web! A search will return reports, articles and – best of all – listings for institutions all over the world, housing specific documents.
Students can cut through the commercial -ridden archives of the internet to find something really useful. The Knobull search service, Refseek, cuts out the attempts by commercial trackers to overwhelm users, allowing them to search a particular subject-area and follow links to various academic resources.
The 'front door to the deep web', academic search allows users to search over 5 billion documents not given proper relevance by commercial search engines. It's great for getting timely support before finding absurdly specific topical information you might not otherwise be able to access.
Bentley concluded, "Knobull is a logical academic search engine dedicated to finding answers, that will continue striving to get better. While typing in 'history journals' gets you relevant results without commercials, typing in 'Mexican restaurant' also get's what is needed. Why even bother with commercial search engines that create more clutter than useful academic information and remain intent on collecting personal data!"