Search Engines & Discovery Tools

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KEY: Top Tools for Learning 2015 Free Tool


43 marks : Start your search here. Hosted

Ambiently : Semantically connects webpages of similar or related meanings together. Hosted

Bing : Microsoft’s search engine. Hosted

Boolify : Makes it easier for students to understand their web search by illustrating the logic of their search, and by showing them how each change to their search instantly changes their results. Hosted

ButtonALL : All your favourite search engines and reference websites aggregated on ONE page. Hosted

BuzzzyA search engine for Google Buzz. Find out what’s buzzin’ em>Hosted

DeeperWeb : Search engine tool for Google users that allows navigating through search results by employing Tag Cloud techniques. Hosted

dogpile : Meta search engine. Hosted

Factbites : Where results make sense. Hosted

Find that File : comprehensive file search for the Internet.  Common searches are for PDFs, Documents (PPT, XLS, DOC, TXT, etc), Audio, Video, RAR and ZIP compressed files, Fonts, and much much more.

Google Search : Powerful search engine. Hosted 

Google Scholar : Google’s search engine for scholarly searching Hosted

Gravee : The social search and recommendation engine. Hosted

How do I : Instructional video search. Hosted

hunch : It starts by Hunch getting to know you: what do you like; how do you think; who are you? Then, Hunch builds a taste profile mapping your unique tastes & preferences to the people, places and things all around you which you might like. The result is great recommendations that are customized just for you. Hosted

iCurrent : A user-driven information discovery service with innovative filtering and customization features. Hosted

Incollector : Collect like notes, conversation logs, quotes, serial numbers, source code, web addresses, words). Download

Knowhow : Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. Hosted

Mahalo : The world’s first human-powered search engine. Hosted

Mashpedia : Get related digital contents from multiple sources at once. Hosted

Meaning Tool : With Meaningtool you can create your own Semantic Trees and let its intelligence learn new concepts to filter and categorize websites, text and users in any language. Hosted

oSkope : A visual search assistant that lets you browse and organize items from Amazon, Ebay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube in an intuitive way. Hosted

Pixsy : Search for videos and images. Hosted

Quintura : Visual search engine. You enter your search query. Once the query is processed, words contextually related to your query are displayed on the left pane of the Quintura window. This is your Quintura cloud or visual map.  Use your mouse to navigate your Quintura cloud. Hosted

Rollyo : Roll your own search engine. Hosted

RedZ : Search engine that returns image of web page Hosted

Searchbots : Build your own search robot. Hosted : Multiple search engine. Hosted<

SimilarSites : Find alternatives for any site. Hosted

SlideFinder : Find publically available PowerPoint slidesets. Hosted

Social Searcher : Social media search engine. Hosted

Spezify : A search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways.

Spree : is an expert search engine where users ask questions to find other participating users, who are knowledgeable in that area and willing to help. Open source to download

Surf Canyon : Real-time Search Personalization. Hosted

Turtilla : allows you to search and filter content related to your interests. This content is captured from a large variety of sources. The generated results can be converted to an RSS feed containing a number of items, with each item representing a channel of interest. Hosted

Wink: People search. Hosted

Wolfram Alpha : Computational knowledge engine. Hosted

yoName: People search across social networks, blogs and more. Hosted