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Internet Search Engines
General Search Engines Multi-Search Engines Special Topic Search Engines & Web Directories
Lists of subject specific websites may be found in the LibGuides.
General Search Engines Description
Bing Microsoft's search enigne
Gigablast Gigablast is the first truly transparent search engine. It tells you exactly why the
search results are ranked the way they are. There is nothing left to the
imagination. Mulitple languages.
Google Top-rated search engine for relevancy; "refreshes" indexed web pages more frequently than most other search engines.
HotBot Another version of the Yahoo! database. Can choose between databases Hotbot (Yahoo!), Google, or Ask Jeeves (Teoma).
Yahoo Top-rated search engine for relevancy; result lists include human-reviewed titles and descriptions. Owns AlltheWeb, AltaVista, Inktomi, and Overture.
Academic Search Engines Description
Academic Info Educational Subject Directory - Online Degree Programs - Test Preparation Resources Searches and cross-indexes online research tools looking for a fast succinct answer
Google Scholar Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet resource collections
LUKOL Directory Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas
Scirus Selected Internet resources covering scientific information
WWW Virtual Library Subject Guide Directory
Multi-Search Engines Description
DogPile Searches LookSmart,, Thunderstone, Yahoo!, Open Directory,, Direct Hit, Lycos, and AltaVista. It offers other searches for Usenet, FTP, News Wires, Business News, Stock Quotes, Weather, Yellow Pages, White Pages, and maps.
Metacrawler Simultaneously searches Lycos, WebCrawler, Infoseek, Excite, Thunderstone, AltaVista, GoTo, and Yahoo. Searches AltaVista, All The Web (Fast Search), Google, Lycos, WebCrawler, Thunderstone, Infoseek, Direct Hit, HotBot, Excite, Galaxy, and NationalDirectory.
Special Topic Search Engines & Web Directories Description Find email addresses on the Internet White Pages | Find People By Name
Google Images Search Internet picture files. Yellow and white pages phone directory
Wayback Machine Archive of old web pages.
Yahoo! People Search Find other people that have registered. Search by high school or college affiliation.

Updated June 5, 2018