Google Search or Search Engine wins; no contest.
What I want is the specialist content in websites dedicated to something. The site where you go to search the specific information you want.
Say: You woke up today and wanted to know about Household Appliances or Women Shoes or just any stuff you have no idea about, and you want to know all there is worth knowing.
1.Stackoverflow(SF,SU) -- Programming
2.Lifehacker -- All kinds of tips and tricks about software and poweruser stuff
3.Joelonsoftware-- Developer and Entrepreneurship
4.ReadWriteWeb -- Web Appl and Social Media
5.Wikipedia -- General Information
6.Twitter -- Real Time Search
Answers : Either give many sites in one specialist category or different answers for different categories.
Steps you go about researching a topic: Say google it, Wikipedia search, then do a blog search, then twitter search, etc.
Okay No Movies or fun stuff, just programming or news or "serious stuff"
It's a wiki. Feel free to reveal your secret methods of hunting stuff or those niche sites you get valuable info from.