Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.
Check out the 10 free tools, including Google Search Education, Google Custom Search, the Find Tool, a variety of search engines (although I would also include Carrot2 at http://search.carrot2.org/stable/search) and more!
This is an excellent digital study tool for highighting and creating links to specific parts of an online text. This makes referencing and finding quotes from articles or online journals much quicker and easier.