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Internet Search Engines.

Internet Search Engines have different strengths and weaknesses. If you can't find the right results, try another search engine.

Since being founded as 'Ask Jeeves' this search engine has developed into an an invaluable tool for searching the Internet.


Microsoft's search engine.


Scientific Literature Digital Library.

Creative Commons Search

Full copyright applies to most stuff on the web. But this search helps you find photos, music, text, and other works whose authors want you to re-use it for some uses -- without having to pay or ask permission.


Fast search engine without the clutter of features that have been attached to some other services. Google ranks sites by the number of links to them, so the popular sites appear higher.


Meta-search engine, collects results from several different sources, eliminates the duplicates and gives star ratings to the most frequently found results.

Searches 10 major search engines at a time and collates the results.


Compiles results by simultaneously searching a range of Internet search engines.


Search for digital resources in institutional repositories.


Search the contents of Open Access Repositories around the world.

Search Engine Watch

Not a search engine itself, but a guide to getting the best results with expert tuition and reviews of recent changes. This site is aimed at both searchers and web designers.


This is one of the most popular ways of finding information on the Internet.