Search Engines & Web Directories

213 popular search engines & web directories.

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  • 000search.com - provides suggested categories to search the web and a keyword search box with a link exchange program available.
  • 1DO3.com - online directory that aims to anticipate the things you might want to do using the web.
  • 1st Spot - A directory of web sites selected on the basis of their informative value.
  • 212.net - an eclectic directory of sites.
  • 411.com - offers various searches for a number of concepts.
  • 4anything.com, Inc. - features relevant information on a variety of subjects.
  • 7in1 Web Directory - 700 hand-picked sites in 26 categories.
  • A Perfect Search - A selection of links with descriptions in some popular home user search categories, together with a metasearch option.
  • AardvarkTravel.net - worldwide travel search engine and directory with links to tourist information, flights, cruises, tours, hotels, and other accommodation.
  • ABC Search Engine - directory, offers news, chat, and email.
  • About Boot Camps - offers a boot camp directory with listings ranging from computer training to parenting.
  • About.com - extensive network of sites by subject specialists who write articles, host discussions, publish free email newsletters and provide personally-reviewed links for each topic.
  • Abrexa UK - family friendly U.K. search engine providing site reviews, age ratings, and spam warnings.
  • Aeiwi - A keyword-driven directory includes a search box and submission form.
  • Ajdee General Web Directory - Professional general web directory accepting commercial and non-commercial websites submissions.
  • Albert - search the web using the company's Albert Meaning Interpreter (AMI) technology.
  • Alexa - offers a web search and browser toolbar that learns from users and provides them with context sensitive information about sites.
  • All Academic - A searchable database of academic publications: journals, working papers, convention papers and magazine articles. Also has an A-Z list of links to online journals.
  • Allestra - offering a variety of links organized into targeted categories.
  • AllTheWeb - Search with a simple interface and huge database. Also offers news, picture, video, MP3 and FTP search. Uses the Open Directory category structure to create the 'Fast Topics' option in search results.
  • AltaVista - The default search results consist of Overture and results from the Altavista spider. Displays related searches. Offers translation services and multimedia searches.
  • Amfibi - General search engine with an uncluttered interface in a choice of Catalan, English, French, and Spanish. Also has a web directory using the Open Directory.
  • AnswerSleuth - directory and search organized by category.
  • Antitoo - Directory listing sites with opposing views in a wide variety of categories, including anti-business, anti-drugs, anti-pollution and anti-terrorism.
  • AOL Search - search engine and directory.
  • Ask Jeeves - The polite butler answers questions asked in plain English. Search the web, news or shopping. If there is no good match in its own database, Jeeves offers top Looksmart results. There is also an option to browse the Open Directory.
  • Ayna - Arabic search engine and Internet directory .
  • Azoos.com - searchable database organized by category and keyword offering same-day site submission for webmasters.
  • Baidu - Chinese language search engine employing character-matching techniques.
  • Bankoi.com - specializing in technology services for IT professionals.
  • Beebuzz - A site gets a higher ranking in the Beebuzz search results if users perform Beebuzz searches from that site.
  • Best of the Net - categorized index of sites.
  • Betabuck.com - includes links to shopping, search engines, travel, entertainment, city guides, and more.
  • Bing - MSN's latest search engine.
  • Blackworld - gateway to Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and African America.
  • Blakkat Station - Directory organised into topics. Within each topic links are arranged into sub-categories all on the same page.
  • Blue Collar Internet Guide - includes news and sports as well as a directory of sites.
  • BoardReader - search message board information on the web.
  • BUBL Link - Catalogue of selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas. All items are selected, evaluated, catalogued and described by experts.
  • Business Center - directory offers information for businesses and business travelers.
  • Buzzle.com - offers links, message boards, jokes, stories, and free email. Subjects include sports, arts, finance, family, computers, shopping, entertainment, and more.
  • Care2 - environmental portal full of healthy living tips, eco-directory, click-to-donate sites, e-cards, and more. Generates donations for top environmental nonprofits.
  • CategoryWeb - offers offers wholesale search results with a search engine which combines the DMOZ directory with paid listings.
  • Cheats.com - directory of business, shopping, and recreation sites.
  • Chiff - A directory of sites selected for good content, design, navigation, and absence of pop-up ads. Also offers a selection of newsletters.
  • ChoiceX - directory of user-submitted web sites listed by subject, country, and local area.
  • Clickey - keyword based search engine of registered domain names.
  • Clickforchoice - offers a web directory and keyword searches.
  • CMN.com - directory offers free submission, shopping, news, and supplemented metasearch.
  • CompInfo - reference site and search engine for computers, software, and business.
  • CompletePlanet - directory of search engines and searchable online databases.
  • Cyber Web Search - directory and search engine offering postcards, games, classified ads, email, and more.
  • Datex - Directory of event calendars of key organizations, countries, and groups throughout the world, provides upload of event details to your PC.
  • Daypop - current events search engine indexes the best news sites and weblogs on the Net every day.
  • DeepIndex - European search engine offering interfaces in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • DeskRef - Sources for quick answers to reference questions.
  • Digital Librarian - a librarian's choice of the best of the Web.
  • Dutchess - The English version of the Dutch Electronic Subject Service, maintained by the national library of the Netherlands. Browse or search arts and humanities, sciences and engineering, and social sciences.
  • EgoSurf - search tool finds web pages that include your name, or any name you provide.
  • Electric Monk - allows users to perform natural language web searches in plain English.
  • E-lynks - A directory of links organised into categories sorted alphabetically.
  • EncycloZine - hybrid portal/encyclopedia.
  • Entireweb.com - The English-language version of a Swedish search engine with a clean interface and large database. Also offers a free download of a Windows-based metasearch.
  • Essential Links - quick links to popular Web resources.
  • ExactSeek.com - featuring free standard and enhanced site listings.
  • Excite - provides search, news, email, personals, portfolio tracking, and other services.
  • Fetch Dog - A directory of paid submissions organised in a shallow hierarchy, creating large categories divided into several pages.
  • Flipper.com - features the grouping of Deep Web search results.
  • Freegle - search engine technology for Freenet.
  • Galaxy - searchable directory of manually edited listings.
  • Geekin! - a web directory presented in graphical form as an Internet desktop.
  • GenDoor - search engine dedicated solely to genealogy.
  • GeoIndex - search tool for geo-environmental professionals.
  • GeoURL ICBM Address Server - location-to-URL reverse directory that allows users to find web sites by their proximity to a given physical location.
  • Get Favorites - U.S. and U.K. directory of reviewed web sites covering topics including recipes, shopping, careers, weather, news, and more.
  • Gigablast - A search engine with a clean interface, advanced search options including sorting by date, and a real time url submission feature. Includes PDF documents in its index.
  • Gimpsy - Holds reviewed, interactive sites, classified by the activity the user is aiming at, and provides a Natural Language search interface. Free site submission.
  • Global Windows - offers links to a variety of subjects including business, entertainment and recreation, health, and more.
  • Globe Alive - search engine listing live experts and conversationalists standing by to chat with you and answer your questions.
  • Google - Leading search engine that enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.
  • Got That Online - Organized in 24 categories searchable directory founded by Rob Mcleod provides paid inclusion to their database.
  • GroupWeb Directories - features an Internet guide by industry.
  • Guidebeam - returns search results grouped into browsable, related topics.
  • Help Resource - lists useful and informative resources.
  • Hot Sheet - carries links to news, shopping, entertainment, and more.
  • HotBot - search engine that offers custom filters, skins, and access various other engines.
  • HoundDog.com - search engine and directory with keyword bidding and affiliate programs.
  • I Am Bored - offers a list of sites with user ratings to visit when feeling bored.
  • ibiblio - Internet library and digital archive containing links to online collections.
  • iMarvel - A guide to popular sites. Daily tips cover personal finance, consumer news and web freebies.
  • ImproveMySearch.com - meta-search engine ranks results according to popularity.
  • InfoGrid - features indexed guide of the web.
  • Infomine - A database of scholarly social sciences, humanities, and general reference instructional resources, built by librarians from the University of California.
  • Insider.com - directory of useful sites.
  • Internet Public Library - Compiled and organized at the University of Michigan School of Information. Also hosts a collection of online books.
  • InvisibleWeb - directory of databases, archives, and search engines.
  • IQSeek.com - search engine allowing sites to bid for placement under specific search terms.
  • Irena - Web Connections Finder - glean from a target page of this Web server all relevant hypertext links and their annotations. Irena is especially useful for locating links to resources referenced in long, complex and densly written HTML documents.
  • itList - keep your favorite sites and email addresses on the Web.
  • Josh's Sanctum - A hierarchical directory of links from all over the globe.
  • Jump City - The online version of the book,'What's on the Web', published by Internet Media and available in bookstores nationwide.
  • KartOO - presents results and related links in a graphical map based format.
  • KaZaZZ - includes search, news, tools, personalized lifestyle profiles, comedy, movie and book reviews, articles of interest, and thought provoking questions of the day.
  • La Toile des Toiles - Provides collection of governmental, financial, commercial, Web, and educational links for each country. Interface in English and French.
  • Langenberg - Provides access to multiple phone, reference, geographic, business, search, and media databases with integrated search tools.
  • Lasoo - searches business and web sites and returns results with a map for a limited geographic area selected by the user.
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet - Searchable and annotated subject directory of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
  • Library Card, The - lists links in the areas of entertainment, home and garden, libraries, government, health, schools, and more.

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