New Yahoo service helps users search the "deep Web"

Researchers with subscriptions to IEEE Web content now have a new alternative for tracking down papers. A beta version of Yahoo Search Subscriptions, now allows Web surfers to search for publications without using IEEE Xplore, the institute’s access-restricted document-delivery platform.

The new search engine provides one-stop access to several subscription-based Web sites, areas referred to as the “deep Web” because they can’t be reached with typical search engines. Users can choose from several online content providers like IEEE, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, or search them all at once. Once they’ve found what they’re looking for, they can log in with their user ID and password to view articles in their entirety. Those without subscriptions have the option to purchase them.