Guides To Search Engines

Looking for a particular search engine? What you may need is a search engine of search engines. The sites below all compile listings of search engines that cover all types of topics.

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Search Engine Watch: Search Links

In case you are entering the Search Engine Watch site via this page, the URL above will take you the home page of our guide to search engines across the web.

Yahoos Searching the Web

A good place to find a variety of search engines and directories.

Open Directory Search Engines

A multitude of links to quality resources about search engines and to search engines themselves.

Direct Search

A large collection of specialized search tools that often contain info that is hidden to search engines. Lovingly compiled by search expert Gary Price.

SearchEngineGuide: Search Engine Directory

Guide to search engines, portals, and directories.


In a compact format, InfoGrid provides direct links to major search sites and topical web sites in different categories. Meta search and news searching is also offered.


You'll find search engine reviews, tutorials and a directory of specialty search engines here.


Nicely done guide to search engines with the ability to query from the same page

CUI W3 Search Engines

One of the oldest all-in-one guides to major services and specialty services, with the ability to query directly from the page.

Other Sites

The name says it all -- links to all search engines, or at least a whole lot! Browse categories to find search engines, don't search. Searching simply brings back general results from a paid listings search engine.

Big Search Engine Index

Hundreds of search engines organized into categories.


Hundreds of search engines and directories, organized into categories. Use the guide to find a likely service for your search, or follow links to post information about your web site.


Directory of search engines, written in French.

Collection of search and reference sites, ranging from reverse phone number searches to package tracking, as well as covering the major search engines. Formerly called Search-It-All.

Search Engine Colossus

Lists search engines worldwide.