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The 10 Most Useful Search Engines for Beginners, 2016


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Top 10 Search Engines

1 | Google 

2 | bing 

3 | Yahoo! Search 

4 | ask 

5 | Aol Search 

6 | MyWebSearch 

7 | Lycos 

8 | Dogpile  

9 | WebCrawler 

10 | Info  

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Best Search Tools

Google
http://google.com

Advanced Search.
Ranks based on popularity (# of pages linked to).

Full text of web pages and other documents on the web (.pdf, .doc, .xls, blog posts, wiki pages, others (Huge, probably largest web search engine).
Plus: News (4500 sources); Images; Groups (Usenet posts 1981)-, Local (maps,businesses), Products (shopping), Scholar (articles), Book Search, Video Search, Blog Search, and more

Ask.com
www.ask.com

Advanced Search
Rank based on # of subject-related pages linked to.

Full text of web pages and other documents on the web, (over 2 billion).
Excellent ranking.
Ask provides, at top or on right panel, related info from images, encyclopedias, news, blogs, and more. Keep searches simple to get these features and search suggestions.

 

Yahoo! search
www.search.yahoo.com

Full text of web pages and other documents on the web (also huge), Some content pay-for-position or from Yahoo! community.
Plus: News (7000 sources), Images, Maps, People, Local, Travel, Shopping, Video, Audio, and more.

 
Advanced Search.
Yahoo! Directory.
Ranks based on relevancy (occurrence of terms).

Full text of web pages and other documents on the web (also huge), Some content pay-for-position or from Yahoo! community.
Plus: News (7000 sources), Images, Maps, People, Local, Travel, Shopping, Video, Audio, and more.

Ask for Kids .
www.askkids.com

Good answers for simple questions. Also safe, entertaining games for kids; news by age groups.

Searches Ask, All the Web, Yahoo, MSN Live, Exalead, Gigablast, EntireWeb, Open Directory, Wikipedia, and others. Customizable.

Ixquick 
http://ixquick.com

Searches Ask, All the Web, Yahoo, MSN Live, Exalead, Gigablast, EntireWeb, Open Directory, Wikipedia, and others. Customizable.

Clusty
http://clusty.com

Searches Ask, Gigablast, MSN Live, NY Times, Open Directory, Shopzilla, Wikipedia, Yahoo! News.
Selection varies.

Librarians' Internet Index
http://lii.org

Advanced Search.

Resources useful to public library users, evaluated & annotated by librarians (about 20K).

Google Directory
http://directory.google.com

Open Directory Project selected websites, enhanced by Google popularity ranking (about 5 million).

Infomine
http://infomine.ucr.edu

 
Advanced Search and Browse.

Scholarly Internet resources, selected and annotated by (mostly) UC librarians. (over 100K).

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Safe Search Engines For Kids- Research and information fluency:

KidRex                 http://www.kidrex.org/

KidzSearch          http://www.kidzsearch.com/

Searchy Pants      http://searchypants.com/

Mymunka             http://mymunka.com/

SquirrelNet           http://www.squirrelnet.com/


     


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