Search Engines List

Specialized Lists ofSearch EnginesSearchable DirectoriesArchivesand Portalsfor Professional Research

Search Engines List

To enhance the effectiveness of your search, you must use a list of search engines, searchable directories, specialized search engine lists, and portals to assist you find the most relevant results first. This will cut down on your research time while also ensuring that the sites on your list will help you with your project.

The following is a comprehensive list of search engines that includes the top different types of search engines:

Blogs Search Engines & Blogs Resources

Documents Search Engines and Documents Database Archives

Deep Web Search Engines, Deep Web Research Tools & Resources

Forums, Online Communities, and Groups Search Engines

FTP Files Search Engines

General Directories and Listings

Government Search Engines

Human Rights Search Engine & Searchable Documents

Legal Research, International Law, Law Archives and Legal Portals

Images Search Engines

People Search Engines, Email Search Engines, and Background Searches

News Agencies and News Sources

PDF Search Engines

Q & A Search Engines and Human Assisted Search Engines and Directories

Regional Search Engines

Social Media Search Engines and Social Media Information Resource

Scholar, Educational Resources, Sciences, Arts, Books, Journals and Other References

Video Search Engines

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Information Resource, Search Engines Scoring Criteria

Ratings Score Reputation Scale

The reputation of the Resource

Type of Data and Volume of Free Information

Information Quality, Reliability and Relevance (newest and updated)

Number of Years in Business

Innovation and presentation (niche area, information presentation, ease of access, etc.)

1 = Poor | 2 = Better | 3 = Ok | 4 = Good | 5 = Very Good | 5+ = Best

Top Search Engines List


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