Web Search Tools

Subject Directories

Subject directories are human created, selective, and arranged by topic. They are good for broad topics and for finding a few good sites on a particular topic.




Search Engines

These are machine generated, non-selective, and search as many web pages as possible. They're good for unique or specific keywords or topics.

Blog & Social Media Search Engines

Meta-Search Engines

Cross-search multiple subject directories and search engines.

Beta, Experimental, New, Specialized

A variety of tools and resources.


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Last Reviewed: July 18, 2014