On a mobile device?

View the LSU Libraries Mobile Website at
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/m/

On a mobile device?

View the LSU Libraries Mobile Website at
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/m/

META-SEARCH ENGINES

META-SEARCH ENGINE TIPS
  • Some meta-engines let you choose which search engines to search
  • Some meta-engines eliminate duplicate results; some don't
  • Some meta-engines only give you the top ten results from each search engine
  • Some meta-engines can't process advanced search queries such as boolean operators and truncation

Dogpile
searches Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, About, LookSmart, Overture, and FindWhat; you can view results by relevance or search engine (InfoSpace)

Excite
many portal features; you can view results by relevance or by search engine (InfoSpace)

Ez2Find.com
searches AlltheWeb, Teoma, Google, Yahoo!, AltaVista, Wisenut, ODP, and MSN; clusters results into categories

Fazzle
features advanced search capabilities

IxQuick
searches 12 different engines; allows you to choose which ones to search; ranks results based on the number of "top 10" rankings a site receives from the various search engines

Kartoo
displays your results in a visual map with connected links

Mamma
searches a variety of engines, directories, and invisible web sites; one of the oldest meta search engines

MetaCrawler
searches Google, Yahoo!, AskJeeves, About, LookSmart, Overture, and FindWhat; one of the oldest meta search services; also has MetSpy (InfoSpace)

Search.com (SavvySearch)
searches Google, Ask Jeeves, Business.com, Kanoodle, LookSmart, MSN, and Open Directory; (CNET)

SurfWax
shows where your search terms appear in the webpages you retrieve

Vivisimo
organizes your results into categories

WebCrawler
searches Google, Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves, About, and Overture; ad-free; (InfoSpace)

More Information on Metasearch Engines
Meta Search Engines
Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friend
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