Web Search

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All the Web

All theWeb indexes billions of web pages, supports searching in 49 different languages, and provides up to the minute news from thousands of news sources all across the globe.


Definitions and explanations for over one million topics.


A tool that helps users get quick information on a variety of topics like measurement and weight conversions, weather conditions, and stock quotes.

Ask for Kids

Ask for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online.


Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance.


Dogpile uses innovative metasearch technology to search the internet's top search engines, including Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, About, FAST, FindWhat, LookSmart, and many more.


Excite is a search engine and information portal that provides easy access to a variety of topics including news, sports, business, entertainment, and online yellow and white pages.


A free site where you can search the web for sound effects and musical instrument samples.


A simple, user-friendly search engine that allows for keyword, image, and advanced searching options.

Google! Book Search

Google Book search puts the content of books where you can find it most easily; right in Google search results.

Google! Uncle Sam

This subset of Google! only searches government websites.


A well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected internet resources, serving California, the nation, and the world.  Combines the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index for one complete web resource.

Kid's Search

Access this search engine portal, that allows for children and young adults to surf the net from various engines and directories like Kids Click and Yahooligans.


A Yahoo like online index of subjects of interest to kids and children.


Offers both keyword and subject searching, supported by a large body of indices.


Metacrawler makes searching more of the web easier by returning the best results from these leading engines including Google, Yahoo, AltaVista and more.


A new way to search the Internet.  Can search by format including powerpoint and images. Also includes a calculator.


This site searches the best results from the combined pool of the world's leading search engines, like Google and Yahoo. 

Yahoo Kids!

A kid friendly version of Yahoo.


Yahoo is a hierarchically arranged subject index, covering hundreds of category areas.

Yahoo! Espana

A Spanish text version of Yahoo.

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Our librarians have searched the web for you and found some of the best tools for general searching.