Finding Things on the Internet
Search engines and subject lists

I hope that this page will continue to be useful, but it is no longer being regularly updated

Courses and Instruction

 

UK Based Search Engines

 

UK Goods and Services

 

Single Search Engines and Directories

 

Multiple Search Engines

 

Specific Subject Areas

 

Subject Information Gateways



Search Engines

This page contains a selection of tools available for searching the Internet

Search Engine Watch
is a good source of information.
Phil Bradley has a helpful chart: Finding information: search engines: he divides search engines into categories such as Keyword, Directory based, Multi, Visual and Category
There are also several online tutorials available.

Each search engine has its strengths. Try several until you find your favourite. My present favourites are Google and Yahoo . If you are concerned about privacy you might prefer DuckDuckGo or Ixquick


For UK users the UK Based Search Engines will be more specific and often faster. Most of the big search engines will allow you to opt for a UK search only.
If you prefer to look at a subject in several search engines at once, or if your subject is slightly obscure, try a Multiple Search Engine
 

UK Based Search Engines



UK  Goods and Services

Single Search Engines and Directories

Multiple Search Engines

Specific Subject Areas

Religion
Buddhism
MavenSearch: Jewish Web directory
Into Islam: Islamic Search Engine & Directory
Sikhism
  • Search Engine Colossus: an International Directory of Search Engines with 1033 Listings.

  • YELL: U.K. related information from Yellow Pages

 

Subject Information Gateways

 

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Compiled by Sylvia Milne (Chester, England).
Updated 06/01/17
Links checked 03/12/15
 

 

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