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Specialized Search Engines

Unique ways to search for and access unique content

Directories instead of Search Engines
Open Directory Project - a web directory made by volunteers
Librarian's Index to the Internet - sites selected for quality by librarians
Visual Search
WebBrain - for visually browsing the Open Directory Project

Find Audio Clips


Find Image or Video Clips

AltaVista PhotoFinder - find photos, images, audio and video clips
PicSearch - high relevance between keywords associated with indexed pictures
Google Images - Google tool to search for images
Google Video - Google tool to search for videos
Find Government Information
Firstgov - an official US government web site; search or browse by subject
Find People
Zabasearch - a powerful people search
Qwestdex - Qwest's directory (incl. Duluth area)
AnyWho - search for business or residential listings
InfoSpace  - search for business or residential listings
Reverse Phone Directory - look up people and addresses by telephone number
Telephone Directories on the Web - a directory of directories
WhoWhere - Lycos' search tool for people and businesses
Find News
Google News - Google's news tool links out to other sites strong in foreign newspapers
Yahoo News - Yahoo's news tool is a direct publisher of wire services and other sources. Updated continuously.
Excite News - updated 4 times a day; archived for a few weeks - updated every few hours; archived for one year
Invisible Web - Find information stored in databases on the web
Gary Price's Direct Search - a directory of free, subject-specific databases
Complete Planet - a search engine of free database content
International - Search the search engines of other countries
European Search Engines - links to smaller European search engines
Search Engine Colossus - links to smaller search engines in countries worlrdwide





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