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Search Engines

Search Engines

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There are many different search engines on the Internet, so how do you decide which one to use? Here are a few suggestions to help get your search started. The Internet Guide also has hints on using a search engine.

General Search Engines sometimes referred to as spider searches, which crawl the Web collecting information about your chosen topic.

All The Webwww.alltheweb.com
Googlewww.google.co.uk
Alta Vistawww.altavista.com
WebCrawlerwww.webcrawler.com

Meta Search Engines search more than one major search engine at a time, listing any hits within seconds.

Ask Jeeveswww.ask.co.uk
Dogpilewww.dogpile.co.uk
Metacrawlerwww.metacrawler.com

Directories or Web Guides made up of huge lists of websites that are organised by topic, category, quality etc.

Yahoowww.yahoo.co.uk
UK Directorywww.ukdirectory.co.uk
Lycoswww.lycos.co.uk

Search engines for Kids produced with children in mind.

Ask Jeeves Kidswww.ajkids.com

Please note: We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.


Children's Internet Guide
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