Kosmix is a “universal search engine that dynamically generates guides to search queries using dozens of different content sources” (this is from today’s TechCrunch post about it).

I tried it out awhile ago, but pretty quickly dismissed it because I didn’t (and still don’t) think it’s particularly accessible to English Language Learners.

But after reading the TechCrunch post today about its rapid growth, I tried it out again and was impressed. I think it might work very well for my mainstream ninth-graders to use it for research.

Instead of spending time describing how it is different from Google or a traditional search engine, I’d suggest you just go there and try it out.