SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources. We exclude not only the spam sites that many students could spot, but also the marginal sites that read well and authoritatively, but lack academic or journalistic rigor. As importantly, the very best Web sites that appear on the first page of SweetSearch results are often buried on other search engines.
I tested Sweet Search with the topic of Benjamin Franklin and was really impressed by the quality of the results. I know the trouble my students have finding reliable online sources for their research papers, so this is something I plan to use in the fall.