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Tutorial: Doing Research on the Internet - Pt. 10

Meta-Search Engines

Remember when we told you that no one search engine indexes everything on the Web?

Meta-Search Engines send your search query out to multiple search engines at time, and show you a combined list of results. Since the problem with most web searches is too much rather than too little, in many situations a meta-search engine would just make the information overload worse. However when you're looking for something obscure, a meta-search engine could save a lot of time.

Beware, though: using a meta-search engines usually doesn't let you take advantage of many of the special search functions we've just reviewed.

Some of the meta-search engines currently recommended by SearchEngineWatch are:

 

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