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Alternative Search Engines

Need a change from Google?  There are many other search engines out there that one can use for researching purposes.  Tired of ads popping up when you conduct searches on Google or other sites?  Many of these sites will not track your activity, and you can conduct your search uninterrupted.

Cluster, Meta, and Private Search Engines
Clustering Search Engines unlike traditional Search Engines provide clusters that are related to the original search phrase.  Meta-search engines allow users to search multiple search engines at once, returning the most comprehensive and relevant results fast.  Private search engines don’t keep track of your search keywords to be used for ads or surveillance.
https://www.yippy.com
https://search.carrot2.org/#/web
https://www.dogpile.com/
https://www.iseek.com/#/web
https://startpage.com/
https://duckduckgo.com/
https://www.qwant.com/
https://search.disconnect.me/
https://www.lukol.com/
https://metager.org/
http://www.gigablast.com/

Image Search Engines
https://www.picsearch.com/
https://tineye.com/

General Search Engines
http://www.lycos.com/
https://search.aol.com/aol/webhome
https://www.teoma.com/
https://infospace.com/

Knowledge Search Engines
https://www.ask.com/
https://www.ehow.com/
https://www.answers.com/
https://www.wolframalpha.com/
https://www.quora.com/

Kid Safe Search Engines
https://www.alarms.org/kidrex/
https://www.kiddle.co/
https://www.safesearchkids.com/

Sounds Search Engine
https://findsounds.com/

Search Engine Directories
http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html
https://refdesk.com

Music Search Engines
https://musicbrainz.org/
https://www.allmusic.com/

Open Video Search Engines
www.prelinger.com
https://open-video.org/