Internet Searching Tools

The following tools and services are designed for searching the Internet for sites and resources.
Note: These tools are ranked based on their interface, versatility, and ease of use. The How to Search the Internet provides useful tools to learn about Internet searching. The Best of the Rest provides an eclectic list of other useful resources for a variety of Internet searching needs.



Quick Links to the Top Ten Search Tools by Category
Click the header for a short description of each tool and a link to the Help menu.

SEARCH TOOLS
Google Advanced Search
Yahoo!
Bing
Ask
Advanced Search
Exalead
Duck Duck Go
Gigablast Advanced Search
Lycos Advanced Search
Blekko
SearchTeam

METASEARCH TOOLS
Ixquick Metasearch
Dogpile
Mamma
Yippy
Search.com

Findelio
Zoo
Beaucoup
Monster Crawler
MetaEUREKA

SUBJECT DIRECTORIES
INFOMINE
About.com
AcademicInfo
Intute
Virtual Reference Shelf
Internet Public Library 2
Digital Librarian
Best of the Web

Open Directory Project
World Wide Web Virtual Library

     

HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
BARE BONES 101: A Web Search Tutorial
Web Search from About.com
Best Search Tools Chart
Graduated Search Strategy
Tips for Effective Internet Searching
Evaluating Web Resources
Choose the Best Search Tool
Search Engine Showdown
Search Engine Watch

 

THE BEST OF THE REST
Google Books
Google Scholar
USA.gov
Wikipedia
How Stuff Works
LibrarySpot
Refdesk.com
Essential Links (EL)
MagPortal.com
Search Engine Colossus

 

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