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Search Engines & Directories

Search Engines & Directories

Popular Search Engines:







Directories & Subject Guides:

InfoMine - Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

Fully cataloged and annotated scholarly Internet resources; search and browse by author, title, subject and keyword.

Librarians' Index to the Internet

Searchable, annotated, subject directory of Internet resources chosen for their usefulness to the library user's information needs. A mixture of academic and popular subjects, with excellent annotation.

The LibrarySpot.org

One of the most complete guides for reference on the web.

WWW Virtual Library

The oldest subject directory on the Internet, scholarly resources, contributed by worldwide volunteers.

Open Directory Project

The Open Directory Project's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web, by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.

Children's Search Engines:

Kids Click!

A search engine for children from UC Berkley.

Kids' Tools for Searching the Internet

A page of search input boxes from web search engines that have compiled and/or screened sites for content appropriate to children. This page is maintained by librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

Meta Search Engines:

Ixquick Metasearch

A metasearch engine. It's fast and ranks results.


Ranks results, shows best hit, homepage, and sources, FocusWords for suggesting alternative words.

Specialty Search Engines:


Searchable directory of business resources on the web. It's organized into 26 major industry categories, ranging from accounting to transportation. The directory contains more than 400,000 listings within 25,000 industry, product and service subcategories.


A searchable database for job-seekers.


All things relayed to US Government.

Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE)

A database of movie reviews, with 15,000+ titles and 90,000+ reviews; special searches: Recent Releases, Upcoming Releases, Top 10 at the Box Office, Video Releases for this month, AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies, Most Popular Titles, or Most Reviewed Titles.


Over 20 million university and education pages.

Search Tutorials & Information:

Bare Bones 101

A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web - Twenty short lessons to get you started.

Learn The Internet

A website dedicated to helping you master this amazing medium

Zen & The Art Of The Internet

A Beginner's Guide to the Internet.

Search Engine Watch

The best site for all kinds of search engine information

Search Engines Showdown

A well presented comparison and analysis of major search engine features.

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