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NoodleTools will help you select the right site for searching. Look for 'Choose the Best Search'.

Web Portals

Excite   Yahoo   Alta Vista   Go   Lycos   Amazon   The Onion   RefDesk

Search Engines or Directories

All the Web   Ask Jeeves   GlobalSpec   Google   HotBot   KartOO   Look Smart   Northern Light   CitySearch
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Meta-Searchers

Copernic   DogPile   Metacrawler   Starting Point   Web Crawler  

Finding People and Companies

AnyWho   Addresses   YahooPeopleSearch   InfoSpace   Find It

About.com Has human guides
Britannica Internet Guide the encyclopedia
BoardReader Find postings from all over the Web on topics such as arts and antiques, computers, outdoor recreation, sports, and travel.
Complnfo When you need details on a technology or a component down to the geek level, search here and you'll get plenty of info.
CompletePlanet Deep links. The site says that its public directory gives you access to over 100,000 data bases and search engines.
Digital Librarian A librarian's choice of the best of the Web. Maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York.
Dmoz Completely commercial-free. All volunteer. This directory categorizes sites in much the way that Yahoo's directory does, but without all the sponsored links and banner ads.
itools Word Wizard. You get to search among research topics and language tools at this site. You can try the translating tools for 15 languages, legal dictionaries, a computing terms dictionary, and even a thesaurus tool that can help you solve crossword puzzles.
ixquick Metasearch master. Carry out metasearches using combinations of popular sites that you pick and choose. You can search the web, MP3s, news, and pictures - and avoid the paid sites that most other metasearch tools favor.
MagPortal Magazine mania. You can search through a huge archive for specific magazine articles, or browse topics like "small business" or "recruiting"
MacRAE'S Blue Book Search MacRae's industrial directory.
Pandia Search Central Search on search. This site offers useful lists of search engines and directories that handle queries on images, news, shopping, online radio, discussion groups, and more.
Researchville News in Context. This one-stop shop lets you search breaking news from wire services and newspapers. You can also tap into research sites for medical, education and government topics.
Search Engine Colossus Links to regional search engines in 195 countries.
Singingfish Multimedia jackpot. Search international sources for audlo and video clips, news stories, and more.
Switchboard People and places. Want to call the plumber you used in the next town over, but can't remember the name of his business? Search here for "plumber" by town name.
Teldir International people and places. Here you'll find links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, e-mail addresses, and tax numbers from more than 170 countries around the world.
Vivisimo Hooked on organization. This unusual, ad-free, and highly useful search tool queries multiple search sites and organizes the results by type of document-message boards, maps, or images, for example- not just by site name.
Vroosh This Canadian metasearch site lets you search news topics, online auctions, MP3s, and books. You can use its friendly MP3 search tool without viewing any music ads.
Xrefer This British site gives you everything from art history facts to academic topics to music terms to famous quotations, using a collection of reference books.
World-Wide Yellow Pages Yellow pages from the world

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