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Search Engines

Ask.com
Formerly Ask Jeeves.
http://uk.ask.com/

Bing
Search engine run by Microsoft.
http://www.bing.com/ ?cc=gb

Dogpile
A popular metasearch engine. Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google and Yahoo!, so you find what you’re looking for faster.
http://www.dogpile.com/

DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not track you or your searches, and has more instant answers and less spam or clutter.
http:/// duckduckgo.com/

Famhoo
Famhoo is designed as a family friendly search engine, whose sources include several search engines and other family friendly resources.
http://www.famhoo.com/

Google
The UK Google web site.
http://www.google.co.uk/

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
http://scholar.google.co.uk

KidRex
KidRex is designed to be a fun and safe search for kids, by kids. KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and is powered by Google. Google's SafeSearch screens for sites that contain explicit sexual content and deletes them from your child's search results. Google's filter uses advanced technology to check keywords, phrases, and URLs. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch should eliminate most inappropriate material. In addition to Google SafeSearch, KidRex maintains its own database of inappropriate websites and keywords. KidRex researchers test KidRex daily to ensure that you and your child have the best web experience possible.
http://www.kidrex.org/

KidsClick
KidsClick is a web search site designed for kids by librarians, with kid-friendly results. KidsClick is owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. Please note that KidsClick is not an Internet filter. It does not prevent client web browsers from being used to surf any URL address that the user inputs. It is intended to guide users to good sites, not block them from 'bad' sites. However, it could be used in conjunction with a filter product where law allows filters to be used.
http://www.kidsclick.org/ index.php

Qwant
Qwant presents search results under the categories of web, news, social networks and shopping.
http://www.qwant.com/

Search Engine Watch
Very informative site with news, reviews and much more. Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
http://searchenginewatch.com/

Which Search Engine When?
A page from the head of the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals listing search engines that help you find whatever you're looking for. If you know the kind of information that you want, this page will assist you in identifying good web search engines to use.
http://www.philb.com/ whichengine.htm

Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Yahoo
Yahoo UK and Ireland.
http://uk.yahoo.com/

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