- July 8, 2021
-- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "When using a commercial search engine users often experience backlash, improper, or unwanted, responses to various queries. While most find these responses from using a standard commercial search engine far from beautiful, others find it, well, creepy. Couple this with advertising, commercial search engines create more clutter than useful academic information!
Where does one turn to find secure hyper-specific academic information needed for a critical research paper or class assignment? Have no fear: Knobull is here to help. The following are the most helpful, specific, niche reasons why Knobull is unique amongst other search engines!"
Do you have an urge to see what original sources can provide? Or yearn to experience original search technologies?
Do you lack extensive research skills and could use additional help? If you are like most students, Knobull is here for you. Knobull holds a collection of 5 billion academic sources collected since the dawn of time (or at least the internet). This allows our users to go back and catch all those resources most commercial engines push into obscurity the first time around, all without being tracked.
In addition, users can access specialized pages to collaborate, get answers to specific academic questions, receive timely guidance on critical topics, and quickly access sources and news articles that touch on student-oriented events! This includes our powerful academic search engine and resources link on the homepage which drives student success and quick access to needed answers.
Another key feature is the Knobull message board, dedicated to facilitating collaboration between fellow students and professionals, this service provides users with a dialogue and secure dashboard to get personal answers to those pesky questions where web results simply will not suffice. Knobull also features a contact page and student news page, found in the menu section, that allows users to access articles about current events and additional resources to benefit their academic successes.
Now take a wild guess as to what this search engine could do. If you said 'look up all scholars and their work', you're both right and confused for answering a rhetorical question. A search will return reports, articles, and – best of all – listings for institutions worldwide, housing specific documents.
Knobull is the 'front door to the deep web.' Academic search allows users to securely access over 5 billion documents not given proper relevance by commercial search engines. It's excellent for 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, and we still have a way to go. Knobull is a search engine whose goal is to provide a secure and efficient platform for students, and other users, to get the answers they need right when they need them."