Search Engines

Specialist search engines of interest

  • Scirus is a scientific search engine that claims to be the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web with over 410 million scientific items indexed at last count
  • Google Ngram Viewer –  search for Google Books over a time period
  • Trabber is a flight and hotel search engine with a six country focus
  • Adioso is a travel search engine for spontaneous and adventurous travellers. Its natural language search interface allows date-flexible and destination-flexible searches
  • Momondo is a search engine for flights
  •  Radio-Locator is a very comprehensive radio station search engine. They have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world
  •  Storm Event  gives information about the storms/tornadoes recorded in the USA
  •  PubGene  – if you are in to genes and proteins then this biological search engine is for you
  • FlyExpress is a search engine for biologists with 100,000 digital images of more than 4,000 genes
  • NIF – a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools
  • McAfee Threat Library  identifies online threats and vulnerabilities with information about the viruses and malware and links to removal tools
  • SplogSpot – Listing Spam blogs, LinkFarms, “Just for ads!” blogs, “Click my adsense” blogs
  • FindSounds lets you search for free sound effects
  • Retrievr searches Flickr images on the basis of a rough sketch drawn by you
  • SourceBank is a search engine of programmers and developers looking for source code
  • NowRelevant is the link to The Internet Time Machine’s backend search engine that gives you every written word about a subject for the past 14 days
  • DuckDuckGo claims to be the next Google only better
  • Zuula provides the results from your favorite search engine unaltered, so you can check those first and then get results from other search engines simply by clicking on their tabs
  • Thumbshots.net starts with a directory of categories so there are two ways to search
  • IBoogie combines metasearch and clustering to deliver and organize search results from multiple sources into structured content
  • Picsearch uses its own technology to crawl the web and has created a searchable index of images
  • Viewzi gives various visual viewing options that are available for users to view their search
  • Mahalo is a human-powered search engine dedicated to help people easily find information and resources they can trust
  • Sputtr.com has all the best searches on a single page
  • Scour provides a platform for the user to vote and comment on relevancy, searchers connect with one another creating a social search community
  • Wikio – social networking news engine
  • Mimvi finds relevant Mobile Apps, Mobile Content and Mobile Products – from China through to Europe and beyond
  • Mimvi Games allows serach for online games
  • IceRocket realtime topic search of blogs and social media
  • Trademarkia is one of the largest trademark search engines in the world
  • EBook searching made easy
  • Celebrity Search Engine – if you have time on your hands and want to know the latest about celebrities you follow
  • Visual Trace Route –  a tool to identify where an email came from
  • PipL – people search

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