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RefSeek Expands Academic Search Engine

NEW YORK -- December 2, 2009 -- RefSeek introduces document search, definitions, natural language math calculations, and an expanded reference directory. Today's release expands upon RefSeek's core search offering, which returns relevant academic resources from around the Web while filtering out commercial content.

Summary of new features:

Document Search
RefSeek's new document search engine is designed specifically for retrieval of non-HTML documents including Adobe PDFs and Microsoft Office files. Indexed documents are freely available and can be previewed without leaving RefSeek's search results page.

Definitions
RefSeek now provides searchers with definitions and synonyms for 150,000 words and phrases. Definitions are displayed alongside search results with links to complete entries at various online dictionaries.

Math Calculations
With the introduction of natural language math calculations, RefSeek users can find instant answers to complex math expressions and perform a broad range of unit conversions. For example, searching for "5 in binary" or "how many feet in a meter" will return a numeric result.

Reference Directory
RefSeek has expanded its Reference Directory, which features only the best online resources. RefSeek's directory includes hundreds of carefully selected reference sites in categories such as almanacs, bookmarking, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.

About RefSeek

Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine that offers students and researchers comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine. RefSeek’s unique approach increases the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.

RefSeek Improves Academic Web Search

NEW YORK -- March 26, 2009 -- RefSeek™ announces the release of the latest version of RefSeek.com, a search engine for students and researchers. RefSeek locates relevant academic results from around the Web while filtering out commercial content.

With today’s update, RefSeek delivers more pertinent results from more web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. Greater priority is given to sites that do not restrict access to content behind a pay wall.

Image results are now displayed alongside some Web search results, providing users with a richer search experience. All images are filtered to ensure suitability for in-classroom viewing.

RefSeek Launches Reference Search Engine

NEW YORK -- November 10, 2008 -- RefSeek™ announces the BETA launch of RefSeek.com, a new Web search engine for students and researchers. RefSeek.com searches the entire Web for freely available academic information, providing relevant results while filtering out most commercial content.

RefSeek's innovative approach offers comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of general search engines. Whereas a search for "flowers" on a general search engine will return listings for florists, the same search on RefSeek.com returns listings related to plant sciences.

RefSeek.com provides fast search results from an index of over one billion documents including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. The service locates resources often excluded by university and subscription-based search services that are frequently limited by database size.

Today's BETA launch is a first step in the creation of an open search service that makes academic information easily accessible to everyone.