Search and meta search engines

Dogpile – Meta search engine. Offers a single way to search the web, images, audio, video, news from Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and many other search engines.

Institute of Education Sciences – Thousands of publications for human and natural sciences, the arts and so much more.

Google – Uncover buried sites using ‘related searches’ or ‘wonder wheel’; use Advanced Search to refine your search; search vertically using Web, Images, Video, Maps

Infotopia – Customized safe-search of educator-selected sites

Internet Sleuth – Meta search engine. Allows you to search up to ten different search engines at the same time

ipl2 – United States service. Features a searchable subject categorized directory of authorititve websites; links to online texts, newspapers, magazines, podcasts etc.

iSeek Education – Ask a question or search a topic. Use ‘targets to refine search’

LibGuides – Librarian-created topic pathfinders. Will generate a list of print and online resources for you on your required topic

Search Engine Colossus – Browse search engines and directories from countries and territories

Surfwax – Search for your topic, then click ‘Focus’ to show similar, broader and narrower topics

SweetSearch – A selective search of web information for students

Virtual Learning Resource Centre – Search by subject. The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide in order to provide students and teachers with current and valid information for school and university academic projects

WebCrawler – Meta search engine. ‘The world’s top search engines spun together.’ A service to search the web, images, video and news from Google, Yahoo!, Bing,, and many other popular search engines