Search Engines

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Here is a curated collection of search engines to help you conduct your online research faster and more efficiently. They are categorized into different types.

Major Search Engines: The top search tools like Google and Bing are well-known to web surfers.

Ask
Baidu
Bing
DuckDuckGo
Excite
Google
Hot Bot
LookSmart
Lycos
Northern Light
Webcrawler
Whatuseek
Yahoo

Meta Search Engines: Meta search engines are available to pull data using multiple search tools.

Clusty
Debriefing
Dogpile
Go2Net
Highway61
InCrawler
Internet Sleuth
Ixquick
Metafind
Metacrawler
MonsterCrawler
Profusion
Scour
Search.com
Savvy Search
ZapMeta

Business Search Engines and Directories

Big Book
BizWeb
Business.com
Crunchbase
Dow Jones Business Directory
EDGAR Online
GTE Superpags
Hoovers Online
Infospace
Jayde
Kompass
Masterseek
Pronet.com
Scoot
Thomas Register
TooToo
Where2GO
Worldpages
Yelp.com
Zibb
Zip2.com

Specialized Search Engine and Directory Links

Any Who (People)
Bigfoot.com (People)
DevSearch (Web Development)
disinformation (Subculture)
Disney's Internet Guide (Family)
Forum One (Online Forums)
Four11 (People)
Google Groups (Usenet)
Hotfiles (Shareware)
Internet Address Finder (People)
Jumbo.com (Shareware)
LocalEyes (Local Resources)
MSBET.com (African-American Links)
OzSearch Internet Guide (All-Australian web directory)
Reference.com (Usenet)
Regional Directories (Regional)
Switchboard (People)
Submissions Guidelines (Writing Markets)
xrefer.com (Reference Search Engine)


Fee-based Search Engine and Directory Links

eLibrary.com
Lexus Nexus
Northern Light
Questia
Westlaw
VersusLaw

Other Search Engine Directories - other organized collections of search engines and tools

Internet Sleuth
Librarians Internet Index
Reference Desk
Search.com
Search Engine Watch
Surf Fast
Webtaxi