Internet Guide - Search Engines

Search engines come in three flavors:

Search Engines, which use programs to scour the Internet and arrange what they find into a database for searching;

Directories, which are mediated by humans, who assign what they find on the Internet to a database for searching; and

Metasearch Engines, which search multiple search engines and directories at the same time and bring the results together.

All three types are variously represented here. Some of the following include a combination of two or more of these types.

Google

google.com

Google is perhaps the most popular pure search engine.

Bing

bing.com

The successor to MSN Search, an integrated search engine with some nifty interface features.

Yahoo!

yahoo.com

Yahoo includes both a search engine and a directory. It can produce extremely accurate results.

IPL2

ipl.org

Public library of and for the Internet community, including an index of the Internet.

WolframAlpha

wolframalpha.com

WolframAlpha allows you to search computational knowledge such as math, dates & time, finance, units of measurement and science.

Yahoo! Kids

kids.yahoo.com

It's Yahoo! for kids.

Kids Click

kidsclick.org

Kids Click is a web search engine for kids, maintained by librarians at the Colorado State Library.

Ask

ask.com

Ask (formerly Ask Jeeves) is a "real language" search engine: it accepts searches written in everyday language.

Metacrawler

metacrawler.com

Metacrawler searches and delivers results from eight different search engines at once.

Dogpile

dogpile.com

Dogpile is another "meta" search engine, much like Metacrawler.

HotBot

www.hotbot.com

IxQuick

ixquick.com

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