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Author Topic: Please share your favorite search engines.  (Read 8883 times)
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« on: July 29, 2008, 07:03:29 PM »

Ok we already know and use google,  so no need for repeating or hijacking the topic with which one is best wars. I would like to compile a practical search engine list that has proven quality search engines in it. So please list your favorite search engines(specialized or non specialized) with short description

http://scroogle.org/  this one is for cookiless - anonymous google search. It is not quite a search engine but it can be helpful to those who hate google privacy practices.

http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml Image search engine

http://www.dogpile.com/ non specialized search engine

www.yahoo.com non specialized search engine
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 08:42:55 PM »

Google is the one I use most. I also use:

* hakia Search



hakia vs Google

* MalaMata - A dynamic Multi Search Engine






* Kartoo - Visual display of results and clustering

For Blog Search:

http://www.blogdigger.com/index.html


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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 10:31:37 PM »

My favorite "alternative" search engine is Clusty. I find it especially useful when searching for more obscure things that I'm harving a hard time otherwise honing in on.  It's powered by VivĂ­simo. It draws from multiple search engines, including web/blog/wiki/news. Custom tabs can be created to customize what is used.

Most importantly, it "clusters" all of the results, essentially dropping them in folders allowing you to view a selection of the total results by category.  Attached is a donationcoder search, showing how it broke it down into reviews, discussions, et cetera.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 11:24:02 PM »

Clusty looks nice. iZito is very similar.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 05:43:58 AM »

I use these specialized search engines:

discogsfor looking up labels, artist, releases, songs, producers...
dict.ccfor translating between English and German
imdbfor finding movie titles and actors
canooto brush up German skills, mostly for loanwords like
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008, 07:29:22 AM »

http://www.imdb.com/  housetier your link to imdb should be this Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 09:03:59 AM »

it is now, thanks smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 09:41:13 AM »

http://www.iconlook.com/ icon search engine, very handy when you need an icon for a doc or shortcut.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 10:32:30 AM »

http://www.alltheweb.com
Yeah, yeah, I know it's Yahoo powered, but I like it's simple, no-nonsense Image search that finds things the other engines don't.
(and no, I don't mean by turning off the "Offensive Content Filter"...)
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 10:44:31 AM »

Wow, I'm liking Hakia...
Thanks for the tip, PhilB!!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 02:16:15 PM »

For electronic versions of books, especially technical books:

http://ebdb.ru

(The site is in Russian, but you shouldn't have too much trouble using it even if you don't speak Russian.)

Click on "ebdb in English" once you get there.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008, 02:16:39 PM »

My favourite for more visual searches:

http://www.searchme.com

(no, I don't wan't to make any screenshots, try it for yourself).
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2008, 09:13:15 PM »

http://www.iconlook.com/ icon search engine, very handy when you need an icon for a doc or shortcut.

There's a thread for such search engine. For sounds, see this thread.

Anyways, check out Top 100 Alternative Search Engines for a comprehensive list of search engines and reviews.

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2008, 11:25:19 PM »

I was actually trying to compile a list that has been proven-used by donation coder users smiley 

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http://www.iconlook.com/ icon search engine, very handy when you need an icon for a doc or shortcut.

There's a thread for such search engine. For sounds, see this thread.

Anyways, check out Top 100 Alternative Search Engines for a comprehensive list of search engines and reviews.
 (see attachment in previous post)
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2008, 12:34:47 AM »

RIAA Radar - Find out if an album was released by a member of the RIAA. You can search by artist, label, or album name.
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2008, 12:53:47 AM »

I like Google.com and Altavista.com
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 09:16:06 PM »

Likin' Hakia!

I use Wikipedia a lot, but Yahoo is still my preferred search (I like how it 'Feels' - kinda comfortable).

Google with the FireFox 'CustomizeGoogle' add-on [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/743]doesn't suck as bad as the Generic Google! And, it can HELP with the privacy issues!

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RIAA Radar - Find out if an album was released by a member of the RIAA. You can search by artist, label, or album name.

The RIAA scares me!  naughty harhar
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 09:32:30 AM »

For searching about file extensions & file types, I shameless recommend File Extension SeekerGrin
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 03:49:20 PM »

Newsflashr: News Search Engine


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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2008, 02:41:58 AM »

For electronic versions of books, especially technical books:

http://ebdb.ru

(The site is in Russian, but you shouldn't have too much trouble using it even if you don't speak Russian.)

Click on "ebdb in English" once you get there.

I like the idea of this one.  I will have to check it out.

Personally, I find one of the best sites for searching for specific books (and now music and other things as well, though I haven't used it for that) is AddAll.  I heard about it in college back in the late 90's and they probably saved me about half on my books.  They really haven't changed much in the way it works or the interface either - such a rare thing nowdays.  It just works!
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