Google search engine is definitely one of the most popular search engines out there and most of our students use it as their first choice. However, there are also some other alternatives worth trying out as well. Some of these search engines are even more specific and can render better search results. Check out some of the examples I selected for you below:
Dmoz is one of the most comprehensive human-reviewed directory of the web. The content on this search engine is categorized into different categories from Arts to Sport. There is also a special category for Kids and Teens.
When you search with Ixquick search engine, you are searching many popular search engines simultaneously and anonymously. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine alone.
Exalead offers you new tools that allow you to find the information you seek on the Web quicker.This search engine currently offers two types of search:
- Web search: search the entire Web for information in different formats (web sites, Word documents, .pdf files, etc.)
- Image search: search for photographs, illustrations and icons from all over the Web
Blekko provides a new way of searching the web, It organizes content in semantic schema and pulls search results from a wide variety of online. sources
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that provides instant answers. It also has a user friendly interface and an easily navigable layout.
6- Yahoo Directory
This is similar to Dmoz above. Yahoo Directory features several categories to search and one of these categories is for Education.
Carrot is a search engine that organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for.
fefoo is not a search engine, its an application that helps you search better. It uses the traditional search engines to search. You search on categories and your search is more refined from the time you start searching. In case you don't use categories it works like a normal search engine. fefoo is not about changing the way you search but it helps you in searching better with less clicks and your search is more precise.
This is another good search engine that provides search results in image thumbnails. It also pulls its data from different web sources.
10- Internet Archive
The Internet Archive, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.