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Compu- tationWolfram | alphawww.wolframalpha.com♥ My Current Top Must Try Picks ♥ One of world's best sources for statistical or computed information. "Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers— not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. "
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Searchgnodwww.gnod.com ♥ My Current Top Must Try Picks ♥"... a collection of electic searching tools. Find Art, Literature, Music, Social News and more. Results are often displayed in a graphic format or as word maps.
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Writing ToolsNgram Viewerhttp://books.google.com/ngrams♥ My Current Top Must Try Picks ♥When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French")
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EducSweet Searchwww.sweetsearch.com/♥ My Current Top Must Try Picks ♥ Curated Site "SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It searches only the 35,000 Web sites that our staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea. We constantly evaluate our search results and "fine-tune" them, by increasing the ranking of Websites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS and university Web sites. "
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KidsinstaGrokwww.instagrok.com/♥ My Current Top Must Try Picks ♥ Spidering type of display. Allow you to easily change language difficulty level. "Key Facts show important facts about the topic (with links to the original content page).
Interactive visual interface allows the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships.
Integrated journals allow easy note-taking or writing of research reports."
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Media Video 10 x 10tenbyten.org"...an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years,"
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Media Video About.com
Web Search
websearch.about.comA site about Searching, How To Search, Specialized Searches and much more.
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EducAcademicinfowww.academicinfo.net"AcademicInfo aims to cover all aspects of education. From Accreditation, Test Preparation to guides on respective subject areas, AcademicInfo will also provide current and aspiring students with a myriad of degree and courses for those looking to enhance their professional credential as well as those seeking personal development."
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Tools / Apps Addictomatichttp://addictomatic.com"Creates a customized topic page for searches using results from Bing, Google Blog Search, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, and other search & social sources. Bookmark the page on your browser to check on the latest results regularly."
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WWW Info Alexa Site Infowww.alexa.comBEWARE this is not a search engine, but a traffic analysis site. Analyzes site traffic including ranking, global users, pages linking to the site, and links to related pages of interest.
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SearchAllTheWebwww.alltheweb.comAn alternative search engine with powerful date options
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SearchAlta Vistawww.altavista.com One of the first. Good for non-indexed items- personal names, snippets of info, mailing list traffic, etc. (now owned by Overture)
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SearchAnswers.comwww.answers.comPreviously-BrainBoost. Based on an Encyclopedia/Dictionary format. A collection of 4 million answers is drawn from over 60 titles from brand-name publishers, plus original content by its own editorial team.
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People & PlacesAnyWho www.anywho.comFind phone numbers, addresses and other information for businesses and individuals. Also includes yellow pages, white pages, toll free phone numbers and reverse telephone look-up. Find people, their address and phone number. International Yellow Pages.
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Media VideoAOL Video (Previously Singingfish)http://video.aol.comMultimedia searches, music, lyrics, video, etc. (Now part of AOL)
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WWW InfoArchive.orgwww.archive.org"...working to prevent the Internet - a new medium with major historical significance - and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past. Collaborating with institutions including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian, we are working to preserve a record for generations to come. The Library of Alexandria - an ancient center of learning containing a copy of every book in the world... The Internet Archive hopes to duplicate this for the Internet"
#### This site is usually blocked by schools as it provides a means to go "ANYWHERE" on the web, including filtered sites. ####
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ToolAddict-o-maticaddictomatic.com"Inhale the web! Instantly create a custom page with the latest buzz on any topic" Creates a customized topic page for searches using results from Bing, Google Blog Search, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, and other search & social sources. Bookmark the page on your browser to check on the latest results regularly.
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NewsAlltophttp://alltop.com/"The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.

We do this by collecting the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic. We group these collections — “aggregations” — into individual web pages. Then we display the five most recent headlines of the information sources as well as their first paragraph. Our topics run from adoption to zoology with photography, food, science, religion, celebrities, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, Macintosh, and hundreds of other subjects along the way.

You can think of Alltop as the “online magazine rack” of the web."
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SearchAsk (Previously know as Ask Jeeves)www.ask.com/Plain Language Inquiries a semi-meta search engine.
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SearchAsk Advancedwww.ask.com/ webadvanced"Plain Language Inquiries" a semi-meta search engine.It also provides "prompts" to assist you in targeting your search.
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WWW InfoAsk- Top Searches for the Weekhttp://about.ask.com/ en/docs/iq/iq.shtml?o=0"See the most popular search terms each week based on millions of Ask.com searches."
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People & PlacesAtlas Obscurahttp://atlasobscura.com"... a compendium of this age's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica. ...a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. The Atlas Obscura depends on our community of far-flung explorers to find and report back about the world's wonders and curiosities. If you have been to, know of, or have heard about a place that belongs in the Atlas Obscura, we want you to tell us about it. Anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to nominate places for inclusion, and to edit content already in the Atlas."
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SearchAwesome Librarywww.awesomelibrary.org"Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."
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WWW InfoBackLink Watch Freewww.backlink watchfree.com"Backlink Watch is a facility to check your site statistics. It is suitable for those of you who do not want to bother, because Backlink Watch is designed for your convenience."
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dB / Index / DirBeaucoup! Web Directorywww.beaucoup.comBeaucoup is a directory of Search Tools listed by topic. First you choose your topic then select from list of search tools.
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Citationwww.bibme.org/www.bibme.org/Create MLA formatted citations Beaucoup! Web Directory
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Agg/ MetaBig List of Web Linksbiglistofwebsites.com****WARNING ADS DISPLAYED IN SIDEBARS MAY BE OFFENSIVE AND/OR INAPPROPRIATE FOR STUDENTS.****
Allows you to search for websites by their title tag, meta description, and meta keywords.
• The list of websites from your query can be sorted by Alexa or Quantcast rank.
• Over 5 million websites are spidered and listed in our database!
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SearchBingwww.bing.comMicrosoft's Search Engine. They refer to it as a "decision engine". Its strong points are in image search, travel, restaurants, shopping and recipe searches.
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Media VideoBlinkxwww.blinkx.com"the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine... with an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more than 720 media partnerships... Unlike other multimedia search engines that attempt to re-purpose technology built for the Text Web, blinkx uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video. Today, blinkx is the world’s largest single index of rich media content on the Web"
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CCwww.blip.tvwww.blip.tvA website to h you find Creative Commons licensed video
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Blogs/
Social Media.
Blog Search Enginewww.blogsearchengine.org/With Technorati removing its massive index of blogs, you may want to give this site a try.
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Blogs/
Social Media.
Blog Cataloghttp://www.blogcatalog.com/"This visually appealing catalog o' blogs is a modern take on the concept of discovery and curation. The site itself is gorgeous, and it regularly features truly fascinating and esoteric blogs you might never have looked at otherwise. The onsite search leaves something to be desired, but try browsing blogs by topic or plugging into the active BC community instead."
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Blogs/
Social Med.
Blogspot Blog Searchwww.searchblogspot.com/With Technorati removing its massive index of blogs, you may want to give this site a try.
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Blogs/
Social Med.
boardreaderhttp://boardreader.com"allows you to search forums and narrow results down
by date (last day through last year) and language."
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Agg/ MetaBrowsyshttp://browsys.com"... aims to revolutionize the way we consume and share online content, by providing a system to organize web pages in virtual folders that can be easily created, accessed, edited and shared, similar to what we do with documents and folders in our computer."
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HelpCalendars, Time & historywww.mogadore.net/today!.htmlToday's Date in history, Perpetual Calendars, find that holiday, Time
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Food & DrinkCCMixterhttp://ccmixter.org/A website to h you find Creative Commons licensed audio
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CChttp://ccmixter.org/http://ccmixter.org/"Chocolate Lovers' Page... links here to over 1300 chocolate web sites around the world. There are chocolate retailers, suppliers, sellers of gift baskets containing chocolate, chocolate fountain rentals, chocolate recipes, information, fundraising using chocolate, industry associations, personal fan sites, and more."
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Tools/ AppsChomphttp://chomp.com..finds the Android & iPhone Apps you want.
"Chomp's proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps."
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People & PlacesCIA World Factbookwww.cia.gov/library/ publications/the-world-factbookThe World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
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People & PlacesCIA World Factbookwww.cia.gov/libraryThe World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
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Compu- tationClimate Data Online Search- NOAAwww.ncdc.noaa.gov"...find past weather and climate data. Search within a date range and select specific type of search. "
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Media VideoClipblastwww.clipblast.com"Clipblast allows you to find professional video on topics discussed by news stations, newspapers, podcasting, and commercials. Top sources include CNN, ESPN, E, Sundance, BBC, and more."
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CCCompfightwww.compfight.com/A Web 2.0 utility to h you find Creative Commons licensed images on Flickr
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dB / Index / DirCompletePlanet www.completeplanet.comThe Deep Web Directory Access to over 70,000 public databases
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SearchCortana http://windows.microsoft.com/ en-us/windows-10/ getstarted-what-is-cortanaCortana in its beta form today for a wide range of tasks:
Search by voice for Web queries
Initiate texts and calls with voice
Set alarms
Create reminders
Create meeting and calendar entries
Get driving directions (It uses Google Maps)
Conduct local searches near me (This was a standout feature)
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CCCNXwww.cnx.orgA website to help you find Creative Commons licensed text
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CitationConnoteawww.connotea.orgCreate MLA formatted citations
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Writing ToolsCook's Thesauruswww.foodsubs.com"The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."
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CCCreative Commonshttp://creativecommons. org/choose/A guide to Creative Commons licensing
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Shopping/
Marketing
CrunchBasewww.crunchbase.com"...offers insight into your favorite online brands and companies. Listings will tell you people who are associated with a company, contact information, related videos, screenshots, and more."
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EducCurrikiwww.curriki.org"The non-profit empowering educators to deliver and share curricula. Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible."
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KidsCyberSleuth Kidshttp://cybersleuth-kids.com"An Internet search guide for K-12 students" Also has clip-art, math worksheets, crossword puzzles, sudoku and other games
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FontsDaFontwww.dafont.comFonts
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Tools/ AppsDecidewww.decide.comPredicts the prices of electronics -- phones, cameras laptops, flat-screen TVs, etc.
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Agg/ MetaDevilFinderwww.devilfinder.com"DevilFinder was originally made to display more results from popular search engines like (Google,Yahoo,etc.) without setting cookies or clicking on the "Next Page" link. Since then, this website has grown at a fast pace by word of mouth. With DevilFinder you can get at least 300 Total results from a single search query."
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Writing ToolsDictonia- Seekers' Linguistic Stationwww.searchlores.org/ dictiona.htm"The seekers' linguistic station will fill the linguistic wants of any keen, seeking-minded searcher" Language Identification Tools, Translations, Vocabularies, Dictionaries, Etymologies, Grammatical & Linguistic Games, Synonymical (arrows & all those perky chars), HowD'YaSay and Mordred's "Someinone" How to translate/read on the fly Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic & Korean.
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EducDigital Librarian www.digital-librarian.comLibrarian’s view of best links for research.Very good for Academic subjects
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EducDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)https://doaj.org"The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that indexes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access academic journals that use an appropriate quality control system (see below for definitions) and is not limited to particular languages or subject areas. The Directory aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access academic journals—regardless of size and country of origin—thereby promoting their visibility, usage and impact."
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dB / Index / Dirdmoz- Open Directory Projectwww.dmoz.org/More of Index than a Search Engine. "The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors." Completely commercial-free,volunteer led directory. Very dependent on individual web page authors submitting information to be listed. Many extensive lists of links by topic.
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Media VideoDocJaxdocjax.com"DocJax allows you to search for free eBooks and other documents. Sort by file types for documents, spreadsheets, powerpoints, and PDF to narrow down your results."
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Agg/ MetaDogpile www.dogpile.com"Dogpile aggregates the most relevant searches from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Ask and delivers them to you in a convenient search package. With Dogpile, you get the best from the big dogs without all the mess."
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Agg/ MetaDuckDuckGohttp://duckduckgo.com"Use it for:• More instant answers- Zero-click info above the links (red box). • Less spam and clutter- We ban those useless sites with just ads. • Lots of goodies- Special searches, syntax & settings. • Tech goodies- Calculations & Conversions, Computing Tools, Physical Properties, Cheat Sheets and !bangs. • Real privacy- We don't track you!"
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CitationEasyBibwww.easybib.com/Create MLA formatted citations
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EducEducational Video Sourceswww.sparcc.orgOver 25 links to sources of Video for Education, mostly Free!
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EducERICwww.eric.ed.gov/Education Resources Information Center- is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
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SearchExaleadwww.exalead.com/search/webAn alternative search engine with more powerful date options. Offers concept clustering of results, thumbnail images of retrieved sites, and customization options such as organization of results by file type, geography or modification date
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KidsFact Monsterwww.factmonster.com"Fact Monster is an ideal reference site for kids ages 8-14 that provides entertainment and educational resources. It combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once. " Owned by Pearson Publishing
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KidsFactBiteswww.factbites.com"Real sentences-Ordinary search engines tell you next to nothing about the sites they select for you. How many times have you thought "Well, sure, I know that these pages all contain my keywords, but do they really have anything to do with my topic?" Visiting every site until you find the right one is a hassle. Factbites presents the user with full, meaningful sentences from every site in the search results. This means that you can often gain a great deal of factual information on a topic without ever having to leave the search page! Beyond keyword matching-Factbites searches for matches on the basis of your whole topic area, not just your keyword. This means that it can return relevant, informative results on your topic that don't necessarily mention the word you searched for!"
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Agg / MetaFagan Finderwww.faganfinder.com"Fagan Finder is a collection of internet tools, mostly for helping you find anything and everything online. Use the home page as a starting point, or use one of the focused pages such as image search, academic/reference, and shopping. Think of Fagan Finder as the best of the web, as each page or section is built using or linking to the very best resources in that category.
There are also some specialized tools such as the Translation Wizard and URLinfo which is for finding information about performation various actions with a web page. While most pages have informational sections, there are also exclusively informational pages including All About RSS, a tutorial on RSS and Atom."
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KidsFamhoohttp://famhoo.com/"Now there is a choice. A family friendly search engine - Famhoo? Everything good the internet has to offer, without the bad."
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WWW InfoFavBrowserFavBrowser.com"... a web browsers and web technologies oriented blog, for both everyday users and software enthusiasts from all over the world. ...we are proud to have good.
...FavBrowser was the first site to start reporting web browsers market share numbers, a common practice which is now done by all the popular news sites.
To put it simply: we absolutely adore web browsers!"
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Media VideoFindFileswww.findfiles.netA search engine for files of all types, operating its own crawler. FindFiles database currently contains links to over 560,000,000 files. FindFiles supports all existing Mime Types (apart from standard html text-pages). Well known examples are
♦ SOUND- mp3 music and wav & midi musical instrument interfaces files
♦ VIDEOS- mp4, avi and quicktime
♦ IMAGES- jpeg, gif, png and tiff images
♦ DOCUMENTS & EXECUTABLES- Microsoft .doc Excel .xls, .pdf plain text .txt docs
♦ apps for smartphones like apk for Android and sis for Symbian
♦ epub electronic books
"FindFiles provides you direct links (also denoted ′deep links′) to the files you are looking for. You may then download the desired file directly from the hosting server. FindFiles also provides you, for your convenience, with a link to the referring webpage. "
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Media VideoFind Me a Tunehttp://findmeatune.com"Search for music by typing a few words of its lyrics in the box. We'll find you the name of the song, the artist and a link to the full lyrics... We may also be able to give you the opportunity to buy it, on CD or MP3."
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HelpFindSeekerwww.finderseeker.com"The Search Engine for Search Engines"
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FontsFont Seekwww.fontseek.comFind Fonts Search for recipes in more than 3000 fabulous food blogs!
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Food & DrinkFood- 100 Search Sites for FoodCulinary School Guide100 Useful Search Engines for Chefs, Cooks and Food Lovers
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Food & DrinkFood Blogshttp://foodblogsearch.comSearch for recipes in more than 3000 fabulous food blogs! http://www.foodily.com/
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Food & DrinkFood Substitutions www.foodsubs.com"Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."
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Food & DrinkFoodilywww.foodily.com"Foodily is a food site. More accurately, we are the world’s
largest recipe network, bringing together a continuous feed of recipes
from across the web that your friends have discovered."
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Mobilehttp://freenuts.com/archiveshttp://freenuts.com/archivesActually a blog and more of a set of lists, but a great place to find the "10 best online tools for ________". "All the interesting web apps here are delicious and free! In the belief that the internet will be dominated by browsers in future, Young Yang has been trying to use web-based tools instead of desktop clients to watch movies, to play games, to listen to music and to do many if not all things online, without spending any money. When finding out some interesting and free web apps..."
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FontsFyFonthttp://diameter.itn.liu.se/fyfont/"A visual search engine for fonts. Upload an image of a text line, and the search engine will try to recognize the font. "
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Compu- tationGap Minderwww.gapminder.orgExplore the world. Gapminder World shows the World’s most important
trends. "Fighting devastating ignorance with fact-based worldviews
everyone can understand."
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ImagesGazoPawww.gazopa.comNow shut down
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People & Places Genealogy Searcher, Easy Googlewww.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.htmlLearn all the possibilities Google offers for a genealogy search!

Learn to do effective genealogy internet searches with the Easy Google Genealogy Searcher. Can't remember all the Google tricks you've heard for genealogy searching? Want to learn some things you probably had no idea Google could do? The Easy Genealogy Google Searcher puts advanced Google features on one page with suggested keywords and advice about how each feature is useful for genealogy searches.
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Tools/ AppsGmackerwww.gmacker.com/web/
content/gDateRange/gdr.htm
A Web 2.0 that has you use Google's Date-range modifier
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Tools/ Appsgnodwww.www.gnod.com"the global network of discovery"
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Imagesgnod Arthttp://art.gnod.com/gnod Art- "This is an artificial intelligence experiment in discovering art. Type in your three favorite artists, gnod Art will predict what I will like."
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Newsgnod Newswww.www.gnod.com"Gnod News is part of Gnod, the Global Network of Discovery. ...Hacker News and Reddit data is retrieved via the awesome apis of Algolia and RedditAnalytics."
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EducGnooks- gnod bookswww.gnooks.comGnooks- Discover new writers you will like, travel the map. of literature and discuss your favorite books and authors.
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Media VideoGnoosic gnod Musicwww.gnoosic.comGnoosic- "...world of music... Even if you don't know what you are looking for - gnod will find it."
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Media VideoGnovies gnod Movieswww.gnovies.com"Discover new movies you will like, travel the map of movies and join the discussion.
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Tools/ Appsgnod Products- Laptopshttp://things.gnod.com/ laptops"the laptop comparison map"
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SearchGoogle www.google.comGeneral Search Engine with highly rated search relevance marks.
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SearchGoogle Advanced www.google.com/
advanced_search
Using this Advanced Page makes it easier to what you are looking for.
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SearchGoogle Bookshttps://books.google.comSearch the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free. Browse books and magazines »
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Tools/ AppsGoogle Custom Searchwww.google.com/cseBuild your own custom search engine
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