Abbreviations for abbreviations ABC Search engine - every search starts with ABC About for guidance, not guesswork Academic Search. It's from Microsoft, so it's got to be great. Hasn't it? Acronym finder - for over 750,000 human edited definitions Addictomatic Great for quick results in a modular format. I like it, except the stupid logo! Alexa is good for finding information on the top 100k sites Answers is the world's leading Q&A site AOL Search no, I didn't think it was still going, but it is Around People Finder. UK, US, Australia, Europe emphasised. Ask (Jeeves) still limping along, shadow of its former self Ask if you want the US/global version Azoos is the brightest yellow search engine out there Bananaslug Run a search and include a random word, just to see what you get! BASE for academic search. 56 million+ documents BBC Video Nation, with categories, features and local information Behold for flickr images Be Nosey - search like it's 1999! Betterwhois gets you good accurate information on domains Bing. Microsoft's faint Google lookalike. Binpad for category search Biographies.net is an excellent source to identify biographical information. Blindsearch to compare results of major engines Blinkx is a video search engine, with 35 million hours of it! Blippex is for private searching. They don't track you. Buzzsumo for social media search Carrot2 is a clustering engine - great for focussing on a subject area you're not sure of ChaCha allows you get other people to help with your search Clipblast searches for videos for you. Not personally stunned by it. Cluuz A visual search engine Country search engines is my list of 4,000 engines for 200+ countries Creative Common search. Great for finding stuff you're allowed to use. Worth using! CriticalPast for vintage stock footage and royalty free material. DailyEarth US newspaper emphasis. Dailymotion for videos - emphasis on UK based content Daybees the worlds largest events search engine, so they say. Definitions is good for thousands of definitions Deepdyve for deep web searching Digital Librarian; a librarian's choice of the best of the web DMOZ for a hierarchical directory, old but still good Dogpile for multisearch of Google, Yahoo, Ask & Bing (GYAB) DRAGNET Search free legal databases provided by New York Law School Draze to compare Google, Yahoo and Bing DuckDuckGo is a family safe engine Eatbydate tells you if food is safe to eat. This engine could save your life! Maybe. Ehow searches for crafty type material and 'how to' stuff. Random and interesting Entireweb is a freetext search engine Exalead is an excellent alternative to Google Excite is there, but does anyone use it any more? FaganFinder is a superb collection of search resources Fefoo multi search engine with access to 250+ search engines Findanyfilm available in the UK in any format FindSounds for sound effects Galaxy is a directory based search engine Gigablast is a good second string search engine. Worth trying. Goofram for Google and Wolfram Alpha Google doesn't need any words from me Grammar.com If you need to search for correct grammar, this is the site you need. Great PDF search engine - does exactly that - PDF search Gwittr for searching twitter accounts hashtagify.me This is a nice little search feature for hashtags on Twitter. Hshtags A social media search engine dedicated to hashtags Headlinespot News like it's 1999! Heapr for Google, Twitter, Wolfram Alpha, Wikipedia Hotbot is a blast from the past and that's about all iBoogie is a clustering meta search engine Icerocket has RSS feed options and is a good alternative IMDB the Internet movie database for movies, tv, actors, showtimes. Invaluable Info Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex, all in one place. Infonary Very sparse. Not a top choice for me. Info Service is quirky and very colourful. Odd directory though Internet Archive to see all those old pages! Iseek is a clustering search engine; very good too Ixquick is an excellent metasearch engine Izito Combines 'all' search engines. Err, no, it doesn't. Junoba for site search and twitter search combined Jurn is a curated academic search engine indexing 4.5k free ejournals in the arts Kedrix Why search when you can mearch? Don't ask me, I just find this stuff. KidsClick is websearch for children by librarians KidRex is another children's safe search engine Kngine styles itself as a Web 3 semantic web search engine Knowem? Search over 550 social networks for brand and user names Lanyrd Need to find a conference, event or speaker? This'll help out Librarians' Internet Index is a brilliant resource LocateTV find shows, actors and movies Lyrics is a great search engine to find those song lyrics. V. Good. Lycos is still out there, but getting old and creaky Macroglossa Visual search engine Upload image, see what it finds Mahalo for social search, human created information resources Mamma is the mother of all meta search engines Millionshort all the results, except the top million or so. Interesting take on search. Mojeek 'No tracking, just search' in case you're worried about being spied on. Monstercrawler for a GYAB search Motherpipe - no tracking, no cookies, just search Mundusearch for web, sounds, lyrics, music and video MyAllSearch You can choose from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask (Jeeves), Yandex, Lycos, Metacrawler, Entireweb and DuckDuckGo. Newseum 772 front pages from 80+ countries. Newslookup Latest news headlines, emphasis on US but also global content Newsmap Great tool; news arranged by colour and size. Try it! NewsNow Emphasis on the UK news. OmniMedicalSearch is a top notch medical search engine Opening TV Themes. Yes, it is real. Yes, you will lose hours of your life happily humming Panabee for comparing results from different search engines Pepesearch for freetext and directory search. Not impressed Phrases.net for common phrases, casual expressions and idioms Pipl People finder. Good as the rest, which means not any better. Poetry.net is a huge collection of poems and a community for amateur poets as well. PolyMeta is an intelligent metasearch and clustering engine PublicRadioFan for searching for radio stations. Qrobe for Google, Yahoo/Bing and Ask Questfinder is a selective web directory Quixey Want apps? This has apps in abundance! Quotes.net for famous and not so famous quotations Quintura for visual search in a word/tag cloud for children. RealMoneyPoker offers an online Texas Hold'em legality search engine Redz for visual search - an arch of webpage thumbnails References is a good source of reference resources Re-QUEST is a directory based engine Rhymes.net is an excellent search engine for finding words that rhyme, with translation and pronounciation options as well. RocketNews Bit of a dud - very repetition, but global ScienceHack for science videos verified by 'a scientist' Scour to search socially, see community votes and comments Scripts for movie and tv scripts Searchbug for people and company search in the US Search is a multi search engine. Not stunned by it Searchboth lets you compare results for 9 different engines Searchbots is a 'build your own' resource Searchdazzle puts 4 engines on one page. Messy! Searchthenet is a multisearch engine - 20 engines offered SearchtheWeb is a directory engine which fails to impress Sency for real time, what's happening this moment information Similar-site finds similar sites to that which you provide Similarsites finds similar sites to that which you provide Siteslike is a find similar sites engine Slide3 is a slide search engine searching more than 8 million slides SlideFinder searches for Powerpoint presentations Slider is a full text search engine that searches DMOZ SmartLinks provides quick links in a directory structure Smashfuse for social media search SnapBird for Twitter searching Socialmention* A king of real time social media search and analysis Soovle for Google, Wikipedia, Answers, YouTube, Ask, Yahoo, Amazon Soundclips for uh.. clips of y'know, sounds and stuff. SoundJax for clips of sounds. Loads of sounds. Soungle for even more sounds. Spacetime 3D looks very similar to Redz; visual search engine Spezify for multisearch visual results Sputtr - lots of tiles for multi searching. Startpage - a sister page of Ixquick Stilltasty is a food date/edibility search engine Surfcanyon is a general engine Sunsteam is a directory engine, now 10 years old Sweetsearch evaluated sources designed for students Symbols is about signs, flags, glyphs, excellent arrangement, top resource Synonyms net is the webs most comprehensive synonym resource TeacherTube for safe and education YouTube videos TellyAds has over 17K recent tv ads available to search. The Net 1 is a directory engine The Paperboy Front pages of newspapers. Great for news freaks. TopSite Find the best 10 top websites for almost any subject Topsy Want tweets? They have 425 billion of them. The place to go to search Twitter Trovando - first class multi search engine, though some choices are very outdated now. True Knowledge "is a pioneer in a new class of search technology that allows you to ask questions on the web, just as if you were talking to another human being. Renamed as Evi Turboscout is an excellent multi search engine USZip provides excellent factual information on US zip code locations. Vimeo is another YouTube lookalike video search engine Wayback machine to go way back to 1996 for examples of archived pages. Invaluable WbSrch Web Search is an independent search engine WebCrawler is a meta engine for GYAB Web-Search is a multi search engine that offers 18 resources Whostalkin Who is talking, not stalking. Though as its a social media engine, who knows? Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine; good but different! Worldcat find 2 billion items in libraries near you. (Near being a relative term) Worldnews News from around the world. Fancy that. WWW Virtual Library for directory listing of virtual libraries Yabigo searches Yahoo, Bing and Google Yahoo needs no introduction either Yandex is Russian based, but don't let that put you off, it's a good alternative to Google Yippy is 'family friendly' which means badly censored to the point of being actively unhelpful. Yometa takes the results from Google, Yahoo and Bing and displays them in a Venn diagram YouTube is for videos, but you knew that already Zakta is a personalised search engine resource Zanran helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. Zapmeta searches all the major engines Zeekly for private searching. Nothing kept or stored, including IP addresses 48ers Real time social search.
Internet Search engines
This is a collection of different search engines, arranged alphabetically. It’s not designed to be in any way comprehensive, and it’s not a list of ‘best of’ (though I haven’t included any that I thought were rubbish!!), But it’s simply engines that I have found and thought worth a brief description and bringing to your attention.