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Search the Internet

Evaluated Subject Directories
These sites are organized by subject and selected and evaluated by librarians or specialists.

Search Engines & Directories
HINT: Try the Advanced Search capabilities and use the Help screens to search efficiently.
Which tool to use? Check this comparison chart or this features chart. These directories are NOT evaluated.

Search Engines

Google
Google Scholar
| What is Google Scholar?
Bing
Ask.com

Alta Vista
Yahoo
Excite
Exalead

DMOZ: Open Directory Project (sites selected by volunteers)

For the latest information on search engines and reviews, see Search Engine Showdown and Search Engine Watch.

Search for multimedia:

Videos

OAIster
Internet Archive
History.com
TubeSurf (metasearch for videos--YouTube, My Space, Google, & Yahoo)
Google Video Search
You Tube Video Search
AOL Video Search
Yahoo Video
Exalead Video

Images

ARTstor
Ask.com Image Search
Britannica Image Quest
Google Image Search
Yahoo Image Search
Picsearch
Exalead Images
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

Audio

OAIster
Internet Archive
Yahoo MP3/Audio
Yahoo Audio
TED (inspired talks by leading thinkers & doers)
Archival Sound Recordings (UK)

Multimedia

United Nations Multimedia
Finding Media (from Storymedia)
Finding Media on the Web

Search multiple search engines and directories at once:

Ixquick
SurfWax
Dogpile
KartOO
Mamma
Clusty

Multiple Search Engines

Search for Blogs

Google Blog Search
Blogdigger
Bloglines
Ice Rocket

News

Google News
Yahoo News

Locate People

Superpages
Switchboard
White Pages
Infobel

The Deep or Invisible Web

The Deep and/or Invisible Web is the part of the Internet that is not accessible with search engines, the content stored in searchable databases and subscription services. To learn more about the deep web, see What is the "Invisible Web" a.ka.a. the "Deep Web?" (from UC Berkeley).

Internet Tutorials and Searching Tips

What is the Internet and When Did It Begin?

Cool Tools

Try Congoo to have limited free access (4-15 visits per month) to top subscription sites such as the Wall Street Journal--includes images.