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  1. 1. AlternativeSearchEnginesBased on a similarpresentationcreated by CarrieLevin, The SloanConsortiumALT + SEARCH
  2. 2.  Dogpile is a meta search engine that“fetches” results from Google, Bing, Yahoo!,, and many other popular searchengines. “GO FETCH”
  3. 3.  Every search does some “good” as it resultsin a contribution to a charity. A portion of theadvertising revenue is sent to the charity ofthe day or a charity of your choice.
  4. 4.  Maintained by Elsevier, this search portal isone of the most comprehensive searchengines for the sciences, searching allbibliographic information of Science Direct(the journal hosting system of ElsevierScientific), so-called preferred webresources, scientific repositories, and freelyavailable bibliographies. The main value of Scirus is its full textindexing of the preferred web resources.
  5. 5.  blinkx has built a reputation as the “RemoteControl for the Video Web” with an index ofover 26 million hours of searchable videoand more than 350 media partnershipsincluding national broadcasters, commercialmedia giants, and private video libraries. blinkx searches videos in several ways,including speech-to-text that can translatefrom among many languages and capturetitles such as sports scores.
  6. 6.  Ixquick is a meta search engine thatprovides comprehensive results rated by“stars” and based on a consensus of all thesearch engines used.
  7. 7.  TouchGraph provides a java-enhanced graphicaldisplay of linkages among returns from Google.
  8. 8.  exalead displays results with screen shotsof the pages, a useful display mode thatsaves time.
  9. 9.  The Internet Archive provides permanentaccess to texts, audio, moving images, andsoftware in digital format. It is working toprevent the Internet and other "born-digital"materials from disappearing into the past. Archive
  10. 10.  "Wolfram Alpha is like plugging into a vastelectronic brain. It provides extremely impressiveand thorough answers to a wide range ofquestions asked in many different ways, and itcomputes answers, it doesnt merely look them upin a big database… In this respect it is vastlysmarter than (and different from) Google” (NovaSpivack, CEO of Radar Networks).
  11. 11.  Musicovery is a search engine for streamedonline music that allows you to choosemusic by genre and mood. Its lab “invites you to test a newrevolutionary way to find intuitively themusic you want to play: „the sensitive moodpad.‟”
  12. 12.  Hakia is a semantic search technologycompany. Semantic search seeks to improve searchaccuracy by understanding searcher intentand the contextual meaning of terms as theyappear in the searchabledataspace, whether on the web or within aclosed system, to generate more relevantresults.
  13. 13. • Quixey is a functional search enginespecifically for apps.•