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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 Web www.alltheweb.com
Google www.google.co.uk
Alta Vista www.altavista.com
WebCrawler www.webcrawler.com

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

Ask Jeeves www.ask.co.uk
Dogpile www.dogpile.co.uk
Metacrawler www.metacrawler.com

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

Yahoo www.yahoo.co.uk
UK Directory www.ukdirectory.co.uk
Lycos www.lycos.co.uk

Search engines for Kids produced with children in mind.

Yahooligans www.yahooligans.com
Ask Jeeves Kids www.ajkids.com

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




Children's Internet Guide
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