Why limit yourself to a text-based search engine like Google or Bing? Try out some different tools for finding what you are looking for.
Find resources by browsing subject hierarchies.
- DMOZ open directory project: claims to be the largest human-edited directory of the Web.
- Galaxy web directory: claims to be the web’s original searchable directory. Browse or search.
Specialized search tools focus on specific subjects or types of resources.
- Google Groups search engine
- Listserver lists: as its name suggests, it is a list of listservers. Browse by topic or alphabetically.
- MediaFinder (directories of magazines, newsletters, and catalogs)
- Switchboard searches for people’s phone numbers and addresses.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: search and view patent documents from the U.S. dating from 1790 to the present.
Use several search engines for your search and return all the results. These sites help you search multiple search engines, but you may lose some search query tools when you use them.
These plain old search engines find occurrences of terms in the text of web pages.
These sites guide you in using the best search engine for your specific search.