Searching Tools

Searching Tools

The search engines below are other good choices to consider when searching the web.

AllTheWeb.com  

AOL Search  

HotBot 

AltaVista 

Gigablast 

Lycos 

MSN Search 

Netscape Search 

Open Directory 

Metacrawlers and Metasearch Engines

Unlike search engines, metacrawlers don’t crawl the web themselves to build listings. Instead, they allow searches to be sent to several search engines all at once. The results are then blended together onto one page. Below are some of the major metacrawlers.

Award Winners

Dogpile 

Vivisimo

Mamma 

SurfWax 

Other Top Choices

CurryGuide 

Excite 

Gimenei 

InfoGrid

Infonetware RealTerm Search 

MetaCrawler

Search.com

News Search Engines

These services provide exceptionally good results for current event searching, because they crawl only news sites and revisit these sites several times per day.

Award Winners

Google News

Yahoo News

All The Web News

AltaVista News

Daypop

Other Choices

Ananova

Columbia Newsblaster

Newsknife.com

NewsNow 

News Hubs

HeadlineSpot

NewsDirectory

Magazine & Periodicals Searching

eLibrary

FindArticles.com

MagPortal

Multimedia Search Engines: Image, Audio & Video Searching

AllTheWeb

AltaVista

Ditto (Images only)

Google Images (Images only)

Lycos Pictures and Sounds

Radio & TV Programs

SpeechBot

PublicRadioFan.Com

Radio-Locator

Kids Search Engines

Ask Jeeves For Kids

KidsClick!

Yahooligans

Other Children’s Search Engines

Awesome Library

Diddabdoo 

Education World

Fact Monster

Family Source