Search Engines & Web Directories

213 popular search engines & web directories.

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  • LibrarySpot.com - Reference collection including dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, reading lists, and quotations.
  • Linkopedia - Over 300 categories including news, weather, financial information, online games, and travel deals.
  • Links2Go - topical directory compiled using proprietary automated technology.
  • Linksgiving.com - searchable collection of user-submitted favourite links. Visitors may vote for topics to get submissions.
  • LookSmart - provider of commercial search listings products and graphical advertising products that help businesses generate cost-effective sales leads.
  • LuXPoint - Internet directory and search for Luxembourg.
  • Lycos - online destination site combining elements of navigation, community, and commerce.
  • MOSHIx2 - Japanese and English search engine. Also has a browsable directory of sites.
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) - resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Presents links to online learning materials with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
  • Mysearch7 - offers a reciprocal link directory with search capabilities.
  • Nations Online - A list of virtual gateways to the countries of the world.
  • NetQuantum - searchable categorized index.
  • Netscape Search - combines results from the Netcenter, Open Directory, and the Web.
  • Netword - a word or short phrase that provides free access to an Internet destination. People & companies are creating Networds so you can find their information easily.
  • New Atlantis - offers sub-directories organized by subject.
  • News Researcher Page - Categorized Internet resources maintained by news librarian Barbara Gellis Shapiro.
  • Nutch - effort to implement an open-source web search engine.
  • Official Search - Searchable directory of the authorized web sites of companies, organizations, celebrities, government and sports.
  • Official Site Register - directory of official sites.
  • Oingo - offering a meaning-based search service.
  • OneKey - a child-safe search engine.
  • Onesite.info - classifies sites by subject.
  • OneWorld - database of web sites in English and Spanish. Topics include education, music, sports, Latin American studies, and more.
  • OpenFind - search utilizing the PolyRank technique that aims to provide more flexible and optimized rankings.
  • Peekaboo - business directory and a travel guide. Includes city and town info.
  • Peepo - icon-based directory of web sites that aims to make it easier for people with learning difficulties to enjoy the web.
  • PepeSearch - features the option to search using a variety of languages and a browsable Internet directory.
  • PepeSearch UK - offers commercial web listings, news, and shopping.
  • Pocketflier - search engine offering performance-based advertising for advertisers and affiliate programs in many highly targeted categories.
  • Poke! - search assistant that uses javascript and frames. It is always with you, an alt + tab away.
  • PolyBot.com - offers a searchable and browsable directory with a clean interface and a featured sites sidebar.
  • QAZ.com - U.K. directory.
  • Ranks - Approximately 5,000 of the top internet web sites organized within popular categories, with concise descriptions.
  • Re: QUEST dot Net - library of Internet resources for student and professionals.
  • Refdesk.com - A one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, search engines, Win95, free stuff, and games. Includes over 20,000 links.
  • ReferenceDesk.org - A large categorized collection of reference links to over 600 different sites.
  • Re-Quest dot Net - Online library of internet and reference resources.
  • Resource Discovery Network - Gateway to subject catalogues with links to high quality Internet sites, selected and described by specialists from within UK academia. Also interactive web tutorials and alerting services.
  • ReverseDirectory.net - collection of links to phone number and people locators, maps, and other resources.
  • Rex - The Internet Resource Exchange is a Web directory from Skyline Network Technologies.
  • Scoop Cybersleuth's Internet Guide - links categorized by subject.
  • Scrub The Web - Search engine with sponsored links at the top of results. Also offering a meta tag builder and analyzer.
  • Search Adobe PDF Online - search engine for PDF documents that allows you to view the summaries before viewing the actual documents.
  • Search Engine Dictionary - aims to establish a standard for search engine terminology by creating an authorative glossary of search engine terms.
  • Search Hippo - offers free keyword listings and an open HTTP XML API.
  • SearchHippo - Indexes the sites listed in the major Internet directories. Offers free web services, including a search toolbar, and code for webmasters to provide search boxes on their sites.
  • searchinfo - search for information including consumer goods, insurance, and more.
  • Sight Quest - Searchable directory with approximately 2,000 categories. Pride of place is given to paid listings, and it also carries advertising in a side panel with text and images.
  • SightQuest.com - offers a directory of links for shopping, health, business, affiliate programs, and more.
  • Singingfish - multimedia search engine for audio and video files. Also licenses streaming media and multimedia search services.
  • SiteRanking.com - provides a categorized directory of searchable listings.
  • Sitexplorer - in English, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Smart Internet Guide - Listings in a variety of categories.
  • Smart Links - Easy access to categorized search engines, directories, and a select collection of web sites.
  • Smarter.com - provides both algorithmic and editorial search results organized by user intent for popular queries.
  • SmartLinks.org - easy access to categorized search engines, directories, and a select collection of web sites.
  • SolveYourProblem.com - targeted to assist individuals in locating solutions to a problem, alleviating a hardship, or improving general well being.
  • Somuch - Links on various topics, mostly focussed on computers and Internet.
  • Spider's Apprentice, The - a public service site that offers help on searching the Web. We also analyze and rate the major search engines.
  • Spire Project, The - interlinked collection of search blueprints work with articles, links, forms, and guidance.
  • Starting Page - A reference guide to websites by subject, with emphasis on entertainment sites.
  • SunSteam - search and directory.
  • Surfpoint - Directory of sites which are member of the LinkExchange banner exchange network.
  • SurfSafely.com - offers family-friendly search, using a web directory open only to PICS rated sites, enabling content selection using parental controls.
  • Surfy! - Internet access, search, email, downloads, and more.
  • Teoma - Using the same database as Ask Jeeves, it ranks sites partly by subject-specific popularity. Clusters results into subject groups, and lists related link collections by experts and enthusiasts where appropriate.
  • The Info Service - An enormous reference resource featuring links in categories like programming, computer help, genealogy, hobbies, business and travel.
  • The Invisible Web Directory - Chris Sherman's writings and a directory of resources available on the hidden internet.
  • The Virtual Community of Associations - Online directory of U.S. associations.
  • TheLinks - includes major search engines, plus 800 numbers, zip codes, usp, yellow pages and medical databases.
  • ThisIsOurYear.com - searchable website directory and webmaster tools.
  • Thunderstone - an index of sites, not pages.
  • Top50.to - features top list web directory, affiliate network, member community, website promotion, and more.
  • Toppest - news headlines and a directory of web sites for the creative arts, performing arts, visual arts, humanities, and sciences.
  • TotalSeek - categorized directory of web sites.
  • Trussel's EclectiCity - Links cataloged in the form of on-line publishing: stories, articles, dictionaries, bibliographies, song-lists, word-lists, phone-lists, translations...
  • Turbo10 - allows you to search the 'deep web' via a collection of databases and search engines, which you can customize. Searchers can also cluster results into topics and sort by relevance, speed, and source.
  • TurboFind.com - offers a directory of popular categories and search engine for the Web.
  • UniXL - online university and college education directory.
  • Virtual Learning Resources Center - Search within or across subject specific databases or web sites, full-text magazines, internet news sources, or electronic text archives.
  • Voila - search the web or browse through categories.
  • WebbieWorld - features an engine that searches partial search phrases and a ranked directory of sites.
  • WebExhibits - illustrated educational exhibits, with brief summaries, ratings, and reviews.
  • WebLens - offers sections for classic and specialized searches, search tutorials, knowledge networking, and more.
  • Webpilots, The - features tours of the Web with an easy-to-use graphical interface.
  • Webtaxi - provides a single interface for both parallel and nonparallel methods of searching multiple sites.
  • What Can You Do On The World Wide Web? - listing of sites answering the title question.
  • What Do You Want to Know Today? - Ancient and classic culture, literature and languages search and retrieval tool.
  • What-U-Seek - uses Chubba to search the Web
  • Whoisman.net - family friendly search and directory.
  • WiseNut - Index of 1.5 billion pages. Search results are clustered into categories. Preferences settings include search by language and a filter to remove adult content.
  • WorldWebDex - lists and advertises commercial web sites alphabetically according to category.
  • WWW Virtual Library - catalog of the web run by a confederation of volunteers.
  • WZ.com Inc. - offering a reviewed sites directory including newsletters focused on hobbies, leisure, business, and online recreation.
  • Xoing - search engine offering free games, email, websites, and more.
  • Xoron Search - uses a community of paid infomediaries to give you search results.
  • Yahoo! - provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide.
  • Yakeo - Directory organized into categories by topic and region, plus a Web search with a drop-down menu giving a choice of engine. French, English and Turkish language versions.
  • Yep - surf engine based on quality and popularity.
  • Yourwebspace.com - free email, chat, games, search, online auctions, news, geeks areas, and more.
  • Zappo.com - offers consumer and information based web directory.
  • Zeal.com - user-contributed and maintained web directory with ratings and reviews
  • ZenSearch - includes a Web search, email, and discussion forums.
  • Zenzibar.com - index of alternative culture sites. Topics include the arts, business, health, lifestyle, politics, religion and science.
  • Zerx - You can view sites related to another site, or refine your existing search using that site.

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