A few weeks ago I wrote a post (click here for details) about EYES, a search engine which I've been developing. Basically it's a Google-powered search tool which focuses only on hand-picked websites which contain reliable information on the early years, education, social policy and related topics. It's also been programmed so that the most 'academic' pages should appear closer to the top of your results list.
Anyway, having received positive feedback from some of you (three people to be exact...) and tweaked the settings a little, EYES is now ready for its launch. In the right hand column of this screen you should see a search box - simply enter your search terms as usual and your results will pop up in a new window, after which you can work through them much like a normal web search.
Any feedback you have on EYES is still welcome as it's still possible to make alterations to the service if people are disappointed with aspects of it. Also, here's a simple tip for using EYES effectively; if you are looking for reports on something, then try adding filetype:pdf at the end of your search terms. This will make it more likely that you will find the sort of material that you require. Happy searching!