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  • DuckDuckGo
    A search engine that protects privacy and attempts to reduce spam and clutter.
  • ixquick
    A meta-search engine which does not record users' IP addresses. It provides a range of advanced search options, and ranks results according to how other search engines aggregately rank a page.
  • Sources Search
  • Startpage
    Web search engine affiliated with ixquick offers Web search results from Google while protecting users' privacy. When you search with Startpage, all identifying information is removed from your query.

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  • AOL Netfind
    Search engine.
  • Bing
    Microsoft's search engine.
  • Connexions Search
    Search the Connexions website, including the Connexions Library, the Connexions Directory, Connexipedia, and the comprehensive topic index.
  • Excite
    Search engine.
  • Google
    Leading search engine. Indexes huge number of websites, but paid ads lead the results and results are skewed by commercial considerations and resultant dumbing-down effect. Privacy protection takes second place to the overriding imperative to target ads. Actively collaborates with the American National Security Agency in spying on its users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
    Features of Google Scholar
    * Search diverse sources from one convenient place
    * Find papers, abstracts and citations
    * Locate the complete paper through your library or on the web
    * Learn about key papers in any area of research
  • IceRocket
    Blog search tool.
  • Kartoo
    Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. KartOO launches your query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps.
  • NameBase Book Index
    A cumulative index of books and clippings. With name, proximity, country and document search features.
    Don't bother with NameBase unless you can answer "yes" to these four questions:
    * Does your research project involve names of individuals, institutions, groups, or corporations?
    * Did these names exist within the last 80 years?
    * Are these names likely to have been mentioned in books, magazines, or newspapers?
    * Are these names associated with the worlds of government, institutions, finance or organized crime by virtue of power, position, wealth, or notoriety -- rather than being the names of celebrities from sports or entertainment, or notables from science, literature, or the arts?
  • Open Site Explorer
    Search engine for links.
  • Search Thingy
    Features a form allowing you to search ten major search engines in sequence without having to re-enter your search string. Provides brief ratings of the search engines. Hasn't been updated in a while.
  • WebCrawler
    World Wide Web search utility.
  • Yahoo
    Wesite and search utility with news, games, entertainment.
  • Yahoo Canada
    Yahoo's Canadian World Wide Web subject tree and search utility.
  • Yippy
    A metasearch engine which submits queries to a number of sources and clusters the results by topic, source, or other criteria.
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