Search Engine and Web Directory List
This section covers finding sources for your writing in the World Wide Web. It includes information about search engines, Boolean operators, Web directories, and the invisible Web. It also includes an extensive, annotated links section.
Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Caitlan Spronk, Allen Brizee
Last Edited: 2012-10-15 10:05:35
The following is a list of some of the most powerful search and metasearch engines and most comprehensive web directories.
- All4one: One of the first metasearch engines, All4One allows simultaneous searching of 10 major search engines.
- Alta Vista: Powered by Yahoo! Search. Allows you to search for websites, audio, video, and news. It also allows searches by location and language.
- Bing: Microsoft's search engine.
- Dogpile: A metasearch engine that will search Google, MSN, Yahoo, and Ask.
- Environment Web Directory: A web directory that focuses on environmental and health issues.
- Excite: A search engine that lets you search by language, for video, audio, and mp3, and by relevant date.
- Google: Includes a new type of search, "Google Scholar," which allows you to search for more academically-oriented searches.
- Lycos: A search engine that allows for news searches but does not have many advanced search features.
- Metacrawler: A metasearch engine and will search other search engines.
- The Open Directory Project: One of the largest and most comprehensive human-edited directories in the world. Only higher quality websites will be listed here as each site submitted must be approved by a directory editor.
- WebCrawler: Another search engine that allows searching by location, domain name, and for multimedia.