Internet Search

No search engine will find every page every time. Experiment to find the one that best suits your needs for each particular search.

Search ALL of Google
Search LOCAL - and our Member's websites


General Search

Meta Search (search multiple search engines)
Filtered Search (helpful - but not foolproof)

Search for People or Businesses

News Portals

General-purpose search engines and web directories aren't the best tools for searching for news. This isn't a criticism -- they simply aren't designed for the purpose. A much better way to find news on the web is to use a specialized news portal or search engine.

RSS News Feeds, Blog Search & Social Media


About.Com - people-powered directory for the best sites as determined by their guides. Closed Guide Relocation Directory and Assistance Links


KidsClick! - a directory/web search for kids - designed by librarians.

IPL2 - Internet Public Library/Librarian's Index to the Internet - resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

Open Directory - a human-maintained portal with a huge number of topics and an open-source community spirit to funding the service.

"Hidden" Web

Databases available on the web - but not indexed by search engines.
  • Inspire - just for Indiana residents!

Specialized Search

FAQ Archive - a searchable index of Frequently Asked Questions archives on the 'Net. - search U.S. government websites.

Google - Search Newsgroups

Google - Search Magazines - using Google Book Search

Search Engine Colossus - an interesting start for specialized search engines around the globe.

Scout Report Archives - a search engine for sites listed with Internet Scout, a project with the University of Wisconsin.

ZDNet Media - search Ziff-Davis (computer magazines) publications

Wolfram|Alpha - search from a mathematical perspective


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Did You Know?

Richmond was long known as "The Rose City" due to being home to Hills' Roses. Founder, E. G. Hill, was a gifted rose hybridizer, and introduced countless roses to the world. Hills' was once known as the largest grower of roses under glass. Hill Floral Products stopped growing roses in 1995.