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  1. 1. Alt + Search10 Top Alternative Search EnginesBased on a similar presentation created by Carrie Levin,The Sloan Consortium
  2. 2. Dogpile: “Go Fetch”• Dogpile is a meta search engine that “fetches” results from Google, Bing, Yahoo!,, and many other popular search engines.•
  3. 3. • Every search does some “good” as it results in a contribution to a charity. A portion of the advertising revenue is sent to the charity of the day or a charity of your choice.•
  4. 4. • Maintained by Elsevier, this search portal is one of the most comprehensive search engines for the sciences. Apart from searching all bibliographic information of Science Direct (the journal hosting system of Elsevier Scientific), it also searches so-called preferred web resources, mostly scientific repositories or freely available bibliographies .• The main value of Scirus is its full text indexing of the preferred web resources.•
  5. 5. • blinkx has built a reputation as the “Remote Control for the Video Web.” With an index of over 26 million hours of searchable video and more than 350 media partnerships including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries, it is a leader in searching online videos.• blinkx searches videos in several ways, including speech-to-text that can translate from among many languages and capture titles such as sports scores.•
  6. 6. • Ixquick is a meta search engine that provides comprehensive results rated by “stars” and based on a consensus of all the search engines used.•
  7. 7. TouchGraph• TouchGraph provides a java-enhanced graphical display of linkages among returns from Google.•
  8. 8. • exalead displays results with screen shots of the pages, a useful display mode that saves time.•
  9. 9. Internet Archive• The Internet Archive provides permanent access to texts, audio, moving images, and software in digital format. It is working to prevent the Internet and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past.•
  10. 10. "Wolfram Alpha is like plugging into a vast electronicbrain. It provides extremely impressive and thoroughanswers to a wide range of questions asked in manydifferent ways, and it computes answers, it doesnt merelylook them up in a big database… In this respect it is vastlysmarter than (and different from) Google.” Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks
  11. 11. Musicovery• Musicovery is a search engine for streamed online music. You can choose music by genre and mood.• Its lab “invites you to test a new revolutionary way to find intuitively the music you want to play: „the sensitive mood pad.‟”•
  12. 12. • Hakia is a semantic search technology company.• Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding searcher intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable dataspace, whether on the web or within a closed system, to generate more relevant results.•
  13. 13. • Quixey is a functional search engine for apps.•