search engines

All the search engines listed on this page allow you to perform a general search on the Internet.

KEYWORD INDEXES
About.com 
AlltheWeb
AltaVista 
Ask Jeeves! 
Excite 
Google 
HotBot 
Infoseek 
LookSmart 
Lycos  
Vivísimo
Yahoo Search

FILTERED SEARCH ENGINES
Ask Jeeves for Kids!
Kids Click!
Kids Ithaki
Start Squad 
Yahooligans!

METASEARCH ENGINES
Dogpile
Mamma
MetaCrawler
OneSeek


SUBJECT DIRECTORIES
AOL NetFind
WebCrawler
Yahoo!


SEARCH TIPS:

Search Engines allow users to search the Internet using specific words (keywords) and phrases. Use this type of search for very specific or unique information.

Filtered Search Engines & Directories are “kid-friendly” sites and only allow access to websites that are appropriate for children.

Subject Directories allow the users to search for websites located within the directory. Websites are arranged by topics and subtopics. Use this type of search for information that neatly fits into broad categories like Art, Science, Animals, Travel, etc.

Meta-Search Engines search similarly to regular search engines, but allow the user to search both search engines and directories at the same time.