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Links for Research—Search Engines

Use the tools on this page when you want to find internet sites related to a specific topic, when you know enough about the topic to have good descriptive search terms to effectively target your search.

  • For Web directories, see the Web Directories page.
  • For descriptions and evaluations of the features of various directories and engines, see the Evaluations section below.

Note: the links below take you further down on this page.

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Search engines – multiple databasesEvaluations of Web directories and search engines

Search engines – single databases

AllTheWeb –
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Alta Vista –
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Google –
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Yahoo! –
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Search engines – multiple databases

Dogpile –
Dogpile will fetch results from several major search engines.
Ixquick –
“Highlighted result” feature will show you where to find your search terms in each document.
Meta-Crawler –
MetaCrawler sends your queries to several web search engines, including About, Ask Jeeves, FindWhat, LookSmart, and Overture.
Surfwax –
If you open a free account, you can choose which of hundreds of search engines to query and save your search results to use later.
Vivisimo –
Queries multiple search engines and uses document clustering technology to categorize results.

Evaluations of Web directories and search engines

NoodleQuest –
Recommends search engines based on your research goals and familiarity with the Internet.
Search Engine Watch –
Search engine reviews, ratings, and tests.
Web Searching
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Describes the features of Alta Vista, Ask Jeeves, Google, Hotbot, Ixquick, and Yahoo!

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A+ Research & Writing for high school and college students was created by Kathryn L. Schwartz