Search Engines

Click a Link Below for a Quick SearchTake Me to the Lycos Search EngineTake Me to the HotBot Search EngineTake Me to the Yahoo Search EngineTake Me to the AltaVista Search EngineTake Me to the Dogpile Search EngineTake Me to the Excite Search EngineTake Me to the Search EngineTake Me to the WebCrawler Search EngineThis documents collects some of the most useful search engines available on the WWW. Suggestions for additions are welcome! Select a category from those listed below and away you go!

Information Servers

List-based WWW Catalogs
 All The Sites
 Global Network Academy Meta-Library
 Yahoo Search Engine

Aeiwi - User friendly search engine
AgriBOT - Canada's Online Agricultural Directory
L'Annuaire francophone - Annuaire thématique francophone
Avika Aliweb at Nexor Breizhat - Le guide l'Internet breton
CanadaOne - Canadian Online Business Ressources
The Canadian, Eh? - Showcasing Canada's Best Family Safe Websites!
Canadopedia - "La Toile du Canada"
Caribseek - Caribbean search directory Click And Search
Embassy World - Embassy and Consulate Search Engine
Egypt Search - Egypt-related websites directory
Fat Head Search
Godado - United Kingdom and Italy - Internet Guide to Greece
Hellenic Resources Network
InfoBase International
Insectclopedia - Lists sites related to insects
Lifestyle UK - Categorised (10,000+) links, geographically sorted under 87 different headings
LII - Librarians' Index to the Internet
Max - Search in South African Web
OmniTree - Categorized (over 60,000) links about Computers
OzSearch Internet Guide - An all-Australian web directory
Pathfinder Greece - The Greek Portal
Phantis - A Greek Portal
Rambler - In Russian
Robby - The Hellenic Search Engine
Russia on the net
SearchLite - Parent/child friendly directory
Sharelook Deutschland - Die schnelle Netzsuche (auf Deutsch)
Sharelook France - (in français)
Sharelook Italia - (in italiano)
Study Web - Reviews and categorizes over 20,000 focused academic sites
TioSam - Brazilian portal (in portuguese)
La Toile du Québec - In German
World Wide News - A big worldwide directory of online newspapers
Z-Search - Search engine for WebTV

Spider-based WWW Catalogs
Northern Light
WebCrawler (Search WWW document content) AND words together

See also:
All The Web Ananzi - Largest portal in Africa
Australian WebSearch - Your Canadian Internet Search Engine - A General Search Engine
Fireball - Search engine in German
It News & Search Engines
Maple Square - Canadian search engine
NewZealand WebSearch - Search engine for the Space community
Splat Search
SwissGuide - Lists 60,000 Swiss sites
Websearch - Search engines for Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Hong Kong
Zebra - Another South African search engine

Other Catalogs
Altavista main site
Swiss mirror of Altavista
Lycos WWW search engine at Carnegie Mellon University


EINet Galaxy

Jughead (Gopher directory search)


Karnak - Find and accumulate a personal library of knowledge
Tsunami surfing page

Other Meta-Search Engines

All4one - Sends simple queries to AltaVista, Lycos, Webcrawler and Excite
AllSearchEngines - All about search engines
Apollo7 - German-language Metasearch with high-performance
Black Widow search engine
C4 CentraPoint
External Info - Page at Twente University
Mamma - A parallel search engine
MonsterCrawler - Also mp3
Net2day - Takes few seconds, then displays available results - The Web search engine without images
OneSearch - "It only takes OneSearch"
One2Seek Metasearch
Proteus - Metasearch tool suite - Get There Faster
Search Buddy - Meta-search engine with an original interface
Search Engines Galore - Hundreds of search engines!
Search Spaniel - Lets you use as many search engines as you like simultaneously
SiFMuG - (Surfing Internet Facilitated Multipurpose Unified Gateway) a huge list of search engines - German language based meta search engine
TekSphere Stealth Search Anonymiser - Search a site and surf anonymously
The Boojum
WebInfoSearch - Also job, price and people meta-search
Web Search - Internet Guide and Reference

The Language List
The Free Compilers List
The Free Database List
keyword in SW archive using VSL Master Site (formerly Shase)

See also:

FTP search
Infoware - Allows you to locate a specific business or organizational software package

WhoWhere The Way To Find People On The Web
Netfind gateway (name key key ...)
Finger gateway at

See also:

Aquent Talent Finder - The Search Engine for Independent Professionals (IPs): Freelancers, Free Agents, Contractors, Consultants, Self-Employed
FOUR11 Directory Services
Perso-Search - L'outil de recherche exclusivement reserve aux Pages personnelles - Search engine for British Columbia business and personal internet ressources
Who? Me? - Search through a database of notes to see if any of them are meant for you


Search the Eugene Public Library Register-Guard and Eugene Weekly Archives
Braintrack - Over 5300 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 152 Countries
CityCollege - The Ultimate University and College Directory in North America
PedagoNet - A learning resources search engine


Search for people and places in Hypatia Electronic  Library
The Unified CS TR Index
OO Bibliography (object-oriented and related papers)
See also:

Cornell University's Technical Report Library

News/FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Gopher FAQ Search
Internet FAQ archives
WAIS FAQ Search at Utrecht University
Interesting: - archive of Usenet newsgroups
NewsGuy News Service


BSD/386 Hypertext Man Pages
CUI Computer Science Library

Alex - Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts (previously Gopher Catalog of Electronic Texts) - XML Context-based Search Processor
Internet Draft Index at Nexor
RFC index at Nexor - The Webmaster's Reference Library

Business, online catalogs and shopping sites

AME Info - Information about 200,000 companies from 13 Middle East countries
Buyer's Index - Search over 17,000 online retailers and mail order catalogs by specific products and categories
Global Biz - business directory
Present Picker - An editorial gift site that lets you select from over 190 criterias for that perfect gift
The Net One - Directory of business and services
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Other Interesting Things

Acronym Search
See also:

WIRED Archive

Search with human assistance

Information Outpost
Human search - Provide human searching assistance

Domain names

AMNESI - Helps you find Internet server
TargetDomain - Global domain name search tools (Name wizards, WHOIS, deleeted and similar names, name watch, etc.)
TekSphere Web Master Tools

add in form - German and international post codes
The Internet Lost and Found - Free directory listings for lost and found animals and items in the US and worldwide

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