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Search Engines   (see also our page on Web Search Tools)     [Text-only version for printing]

Best Search Tools Chart
An immensely useful guide to the major search engines, detailing their quirks and features. Please read it!

General Search Engines
Google
Ask
Bing
Exalead
Gigablast
Lycos
Teoma

Specialized Search Engines

Fagan Finder: Image search engines

KidsClick
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians– with kid-friendly results.

OmniMedicalSearch.com
Named a Top 5 Medical Search engine by About.com

Political Information.com
Searches over 5,000 Web sites devoted to politics.

RefSeek
RefSeek aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. It searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.

SearchBug
Includes results of the most common searches, by topic

SearchEdu.com
Restricts itself to searching university web sites and has links to related topics in the Open Directory

Search Engine Colossus
International directory of search engines

SearchGov.com
Searches federal, state, local and international government sites

Meta Search Tools

Ask Jeeves
Dogpile
Excite
Ixquick
MetaCrawler
SurfWax

Yippy

last update: 09/05/2013
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