Use these to find information on the Internet. While Google is the best-known search engine, each one works well for a given need.
Basic Search Engines
Altavista – www.altavista.com Especially good for multi-language searches. Awarded 61 search-related patents, more than any other Internet search company
AskKids.com – www.askkids.com – designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. Safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.
Boolify – www.boolify.org Boolify makes it easier for you to understand your web search by illustrating the logic of your search, and by showing you how each change to your search instantly changes your results. No ads.
Cuil – www.cuil.com Cuil searches “more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google,” using “the world’s biggest index.”
Google – www.google.com
- Google Images – images.google.com
- Google Scholar – scholar.google.com – Search for scholarly literature: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
- Safe Google: safe-google.com – Safe-Google.com uses Google’s filtered SafeSearch technology. For more information, please visit the Google SafeSearch help site. This site is neither affiliated directly with nor endorsed by Google.
Lycos – www.lycos.com Lycos Search is one of the oldest and most recognizable, search engines in the world. Lycos Search gives users access to Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, People Search, Local Search, Shopping Search and Classifieds Search all in one place, providing one of the most relevant search experiences available on the Internet today.
Quinturakids.com – quinturakids.com An interactive family-safe visual search specially for kids.
Sweet Search - http://www.sweetsearch.com/ A search site with a currated base of thousands of websites appropriate for student research.
YahooKids – kids.yahoo.com A browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids. Each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for kids aged 7-12.
Meta Search Engines
Ask.com – www.ask.com Founded as Ask Jeeves. Recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
Clusty.com – clusty.com Clusty queries several top search engines, combines the results, and generates an ordered list based on comparative ranking. This “metasearch” approach helps raise the best results to the top and push search engine spam to the bottom.
Dogpile – www.dogpile.com
Uses Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, About, LookSmart, Overture and FindWhat. Engines used may change over time.
TheInfo.com – www.theinfo.com
Searcher has control over which search engines are used. These include Altavista, Excite, Fast search, Google, Hotbot, Lycos, Northern Light, About.com, DMOZ, Snap, Yahoo, Dogpile Metacrawler.
Kartoo.com – www.kartoo.com
Provides a very unique way of displaying results, which does make it stand out from the crowd.
MetaCrawler – www.metacrawler.com
Uses Infoseek, LookSmart, Lycos, WebCrawler, GoTo, DirectHit, Google, Internet Keyword, FindWhat. Engines used may change over time.