Websites about Search

Research Buzz -- Blog about internet research, with a focus on specialized search engines and directories.
ResourceShelf -- Gary Price's weblog with search enigne news, research-oriented resources, and an opt-in weekly newsletter.
Search Engine Showdown: The Users' Guide to Web Searching -- A user's guide to Web searching with features, comparative analysis, strategies, discussion, news and reviews.
Search Engine Watch: Tips About Internet Search Engines & Search Engine Submission -- Search Engine Watch is the authoritative guide to searching at Internet search engines and search engine registration and ranking issues.
UK Web Archive, from the British Library et al. -- Archival of websites throughout the UK since 2004

Search Directories

A Search directory organizes web sites by subject and is usually maintained by humans instead of software. Web directories are usually smaller and more targeted than search engines.

Academic Info -- AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).
DART-Europe E-Theses Portal -- Research Theses Search Database from 19 Different European Countries
EThOS -- Electronic Thesis Online Service
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections -- INFOMINE is a comprehensive virtual library and reference tool for academic and scholarly Internet resources, including Web sites & databases
Librarians' Internet Index -- Searchable and annotated subject directory of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
My Way -- My Way is a web portal and search engine like Yahoo!, but without any banners, pop-ups or spam.
ODP - Open Directory Project -- The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
OpenDOAR -- A directory of open access repositories, may be searched.
Pinakes -- Subject portal to other search engines & directories The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal -- Home page of the US Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.
Yahoo! Directory
Yahoo! Directory -- Created by the American Psychological Association to provide access to quality psychology web sites

Search Engines

Search Engines search web pages for specified keywords and returns a list of pages that contain the keywords specified. Keywords may come from anywhere within the page unless otherwise specified through an advanced search. -- expert guidance from real people searching the Internet for the information, goods, and services that you need to know related to your passion. -- Search tool owned by Yahoo and using its database, but presenting results differently. Also offers news, picture, video, and audio search.
Alta Vista - Google Search -- Internet's first Web index. AltaVista provides the most comprehensive search experience on the Web!
Ask for Kids -- A search interface designed for use with children. Editors pick the sites included and the search results come only from those sites selected as appropriate. Geared to elementary and middle school age students. Search Engine - Better Web Search -- Offers search for web sites, images, news, blogs, video, maps and directions, local search and shopping.
Big Eye -- Breaking News -- Alternative News -- Anti-War -- Non-Violence -- Web Search Portal -- Alternative News, opinions, conspiracies, etc from 1995
Clusty the clustering search engine -- Clusters results in a cloud. Metasearch engine; queries top search engines, combines the results, and generates an ordered list based on comparative ranking.
Dogpile Web Search -- makes searching the Web easy, because it has all the best search engines piled into one. Go Fetch! | Chemical Structure Drawing Search -- Free chemical structure search engine. Millions of public domain structures. Very fast substructure searching. Results link to data about these structures.
Entrez cross-database search -- Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
EThOS -- Electronic Thesis Online Service
Exalead: The Other Search Engine -- Excellent Search tool to use Advanced features such as truncation, proximity, & nesting logic
Factbites: Where results make sense -- A cross between a search engine and an encyclopedia. The results return complete, informative sentences about the search topic. | Find Engine and Directory -- Metasearch engine for business information
GEOindex Home Page -- Internet directory of companies, associations, government, and education sites for the environmental, geology, geotechnical, hydrogeology, mining, & petroleum
Google -- Google it.
Google Scholar -- Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine -- Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible.
Internet Scout Project -- Publishes new and newly discovered online high-quality resources of interest to researchers, educators. Searchable archive database.
Lycos - Google Search -- Lycos is your source for all the Web has to offer -- search, free online games, e-mail, free blogs & websites, videos & movies, news, weather and more.
MediLexicon, from MediLexicon International -- Online database allowing users to look up definitions and meanings of medical acronyms and abbreviations
MetaCrawlerWeb Search Home Page -- MetaCrawler searches the Internet's top search engines, including Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, Ask Jeeves, About, MIVA, LookSmart & More
Microsoft Academic Search -- Searches papers, authors, conferences and journals available on the web.
Mooter - Web Search -- Enables web users to better organise their search results through personalisation. Clusters search results. It presents a diagram of themes within the results, from which the user can select one or all results.
My Excite -- Excite is the leading personalization Web portal, featuring world-class search, content and functionality.
OAIster -- OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. We provide access to these digital resources by : for Science - Government Science Portal -- searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Scirus -- Searches scientific information
Search engines from across the world with Search Engine Colossus Collosus Collossus -- Find search engines from countries around the world with Search Engine Colossus.
StartSpot Network -- A network of topical "Spots" including, BookSpot, CinemaSpot, GenealogySpot, GiveSpot, GourmetSpot, GovSpot, HeadlineSpot, HomeworkSpot, LibrarySpot, MuseumSpot, PeopleSpot, ShoppingSpot, and TripSpot. The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal -- Home page of the US Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.
Video - AOL Video -- searches audio and video only
Webcrawler -- The Web's Top Search Engines Spun Together: Google, MSN Live Search, Yahoo!, Ask.
Yahoo! -- Welcome to Yahoo!, the world's most visited home page.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself -- Share your videos with friends, family, and the world.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself -- Created by the American Psychological Association to provide access to quality psychology web sites

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