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About.com
http://www.about.com/
About.com, formerly the Mining Company, features hundreds of "guides" offering original content in various areas. While About.com isn't really a search service, the guides do have extensive links to other sites -- not to mention top-notch content of their own.

Britannica.com
http://www.britannica.com/
Links to top web sites and content from the Encyclopedia Britannica, in one place.

Excite
http://www.excite.com
Excite results are dominated by paid listings from Overture, with non-paid results from Inktomi. Before Dec. 2001, Excite was a crawler-based search engine that gathered its own results. Excite was originally launched in late 1995. It grew quickly in prominence and consumed two of its competitors, Magellan in July 1996, and WebCrawler in November 1996. Magellan was discontinued in April 2001. WebCrawler continues to operate as a separate service, but it provides the same results at the Excite.com site itself. In Nov. 2001, Excite was acquired by InfoSpace, which also operates meta search engines Dogpile and MetaCrawler.

iWon
http://www.iwon.com
iWon's results come from both Overture & Inktomi. iWon gives away daily, weekly and monthly prizes in a marketing model unique among the major services. It launched in Fall 1999.

WebWombat
http://www.webwombat.com.au/
Search engine which lists pages from sites within the .au (Australia) and .nz (New Zealand) domains. It also provides global coverage.

WebCrawler
http://www.webcrawler.com/
WebCrawler is essentially a copy of the Excite service, above. WebCrawler was originally a completely independent service, opened to the public on April 20, 1994. It was started as a research project at the University of Washington. America Online purchased it in March 1995 and was the online service's preferred search engine until Nov. 1996. That was when Excite, a WebCrawler competitor, acquired the service.

PepeSearch
http://www.pepesearch.com/
Uses search results from FAST (see the Major Search Engines page).

Aeiwi
http://www.aeiwi.com/
Not your normal search engine, Aeiwi has you click on words to build your search. Reading the instructions is a must, but they aren't long.

Links2Go
http://www.links2go.com/
A directory-style search engine that uses artificial intelligence techniques to cluster related topics and URLs together.

SearchKing
http://www.searchking.com
A searchable directory of web sites that offers instant indexing of submitted web sites.

Qango.com
http://www.qango.com/
Directory of web sites.


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