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Search the Web: Other Search Tools

Other Search Tools

Carrot2 
Organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for.

Cluuz
Generates search results that include spider-like graphs, images and clusters.


Constellations
This French-based search engine (be sure to switch the language to English) creates an interesting visual web, allowing users to see the interconnected nature of results.

RedZ 
This engine returns results as webpage thumbnails.  Scroll through quickly and "bookmark" sites you'd like to explore further by dragging the thumbnails to the bookmark box.  Then go back and dig deeper into those sites.  

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Bing

Bing is Microsoft's search engine.  It rivals Google for relevancy, though it's algorithms are somewhat different.  Bing has social search features that interact with Facebook, as well as a suite of online tools.

 

 
 

Blecko

Blekko argues that because a search engine's algorithms are created by humans they contain editorial bias. Blekko strives to give users control over the editorial voice of their search engine.  Based on community taking, the engine works to narrow your search and filter out the sites filled with garbage advertising. This site makes it much easier to drill down to the deeper knowledge sites using a unique slash/search.  Learn moreabout how Blekko works here.



 

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine. Known for as speedy, spam-free, and private, the engine has been recognized by a number of notable reviewers.

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is an answer engine geared towards math and science. Essentially, the engine views human knowledge as solvable equations. Very left-brained, so keep your queries simple and short. Your results will often be returned in tables and numerical format.

  • Search specifically for information you would expect to include data.
  • Search for comparisons.
  • Calculate specific needs.
  • Find step-by-step explanations of mathmatical equations.

 

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