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There are a few main databases that many of the search engines use, but the topic of search engines is complex as some can search and index frame pages, and some rank items in different orders. Try different search engines until you find what you like, but remember less than 25% of the information out there is in any search engine. So if you cannot find it one way try another. This is where these one page multi forms come in so useful. The results will appear in a new window, close the window to get back here.

Go to Start-pages own inbuilt search across Topic, places, professions or BOTB

Search engines are in alphabetical order on the left, and meta-searchers and specialist items on the right.

 About.com is a search directory run by  people

Cyber 411 Meta-searcher that allows you to choose and search many engines at once

 All The Web. Fairly new

 DogPile Meta-searcher that also contains newsgroups and FTP sites


Alta Vista. One of the most popular, updated version


 Highway 61 meta-searcher of 'most popular' web search engines

Ask Jeeves. Ask questions in plain English


Mamma.com sends out multiple requests

 Direct Hit. Bright website, given that, really is very good 

MetaCrawler searches multiple search engines at once 


Dmoz This is run by volunteers who review each site

Oingo A meaning-based search - searches on actual meaning of your phrase

Excite said by many to be the best search engine


Galaxy searches the web, Gopher, and Telnet sites



GO Network (Previously InfoSeek). A lot of features



Google A fairly new engine



GoTo. Colorful and finds what others miss


HotBot  Colorful and good


InferenceFind an intelligent and fast parallel web search


Find in: seconds


Look Smart Similar to Yahoo

Click Here to Explore by subject.



Lycos One of the most popular



Magellan Another very popular choice


MSN. Microsoft search engine. Another popular one


Netfind  AOL popular engine


Northernlight a long established choice


SearchKing Slow. Allows you to vote on relevant sites. Now you would not vote on your own would you!!!


Snap Priority sequence is given to people who pay for priority!!!


WebCrawler looks at the content of WWW documents.



Yahoo Many peoples first choice, but consider others as well


Yahoo Metro's (US). Localized Yahoo searches for areas in the United States 

  Enter a Zip code to find a metro area


There are many thousands of search engines, and we cannot put them all here, many use the same source data, or are relabeled versions of others. We hope we have given you a good selection, but if you find something really good we have missed let us know.

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