The search engines below are all excellent choices to start with when searching for information.

Google  

Yahoo 

Ask Jeeves  

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

AllTheWeb.com  

AOL Search  

HotBot 

These are not among our top search choices. However, certainly feel free to try them.

AltaVista

Gigablast

Lycos

MSN Search

Netscape Search

Open Directory

Metacrawlers and Metasearch 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.

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

The multimedia search engines listed below will help you locate sound, image and video files as well as radio and television programs.

AllTheWeb

AltaVista

Ditto (Images only)

Google Images (Images only)

Lycos Pictures and Sounds

 

Radio & TV Programs

SpeechBot

PublicRadioFan.Com

Radio-Locator

 

Kids Search Engines

The services below are designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids.

These usually include sites that deal with explicit sexual matters, porn sites, violence, hate speech, gambling and drug use.

Ask Jeeves For Kids

KidsClick!

Yahooligans

 

Other Children’s Search Engines

Awesome Library

Diddabdoo

Education World

Fact Monster

Family Source

 

New Family Friendly Search Engines

Kids Search Tools

SearchEdu.com

Teach-nology.com