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Best MetaSearch Engines

This is a comprehensive list of search engines that query numerous other websites to satisfy an end-user’s request.

They scan the top Internet search engines using keywords inputted by their users, then aggregate popular results into a single web list, usually displaying them according to their source. These are great tools for getting suggestions from many helpful resources at the same time.

Tips for Searching the World Wide Web

Making your web search easier & more efficient

  • Use a META search engine.
  • Search phrases by keeping words together.  type: "arc welding"  NOT arc welding. Use quotation marks to keep words together.
  1. Search within your results: When you need to narrow or modify results, simple add another search term to the box.

  2. Limit the search to one website.  your search should look like this: search term followed by site:www.nameofsite....

    Search box:  video

Evaluating Web Sites

Know if your website is trustworthy ... or not

  • Who is the author? Are they qualified to talk about this subject?
  • How accurate is the information? You may need to compare what you find with another source to answer this question.
  • Who is the audience? This can influence how much detail is included.
  • What point of view is being represented? All sites have a bias, but is it obvious or are they trying to hide something?
  • How up to date is the site? Older information may no longer be accurate.