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Search Engines
These tools allow you to search the Internet by keyword.
They are best used when searching for very specific items rather than general terms.
You may find the Subject Directories below or the Internet Subject Guides a better place to begin. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.
 
Ask
(www.ask.com)
Duck Duck Go
(duckduckgo.com)
Exalead
(www.exalead.com)
Gigablast
(www.gigablast.com)
Google
(www.google.com)
Google Scholar
(scholar.google.com)
Yahoo
(www.yahoo.com)
 
 
Subject Directories
List of sites organized by topic
 
Academic Info
(www.academicinfo.net)
ipl2 Information You Can Trust
(www.ipl.org/)
Open Directory Project
(dmoz.org)
Yahoo Directory
(dir.yahoo.com/)
 
 
Metasearch Engines
Search more than one search engine at a time.
 
Yippy
(search.yippy.com)
Dogpile
(www.dogpile.com)
Ixquick
(ixquick.com/eng/)
Kartoo
(www.kartoo.com)
Mamma
(www.mamma.com)
Search.com
(www.search.com)
SurfWax
(www.surfwax.com)
Turboscout
(www.Turboscout.com)
Webcrawler
(www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl/)
 
Specialized Search Tools
 
Google Image Search
A image database that locates Web images.

Blinkx.tv
Locate and view television news, informational, and entertainment feeds.

FindSounds.com
A search engine for sound effects that indexes Web audio files.

Technorati:
An Internet search engine for searching blogs.

Google Groups:
The largest archive of Usenet newsgroup messages dating back to 1995.

Mapquest
The leading provider of online road maps.

Google Local
Provides local directions, mapping information and satellite details in one place.

InfoSpace
For finding people, businesses, area codes, zip codes and reverse phone number lookups.

Pipl
A people search engine that searches deep web pages that cannot be found on regular search engines.

SuperPages.com
Listings of over 11 million business listings nationwide.

Wayback Machine
Locate old and vanished websites from 1996 to current.
 
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