We often rely on the same familiar search engines when conducting an Internet search.  However, there are many other search engines that may be better suited to our information needs.  Some search engines that may be unfamiliar to you and which you may want to try are:

Ixquick, the world’s most powerful search engine employing metasearch technology, offers capabilities including an Advanced Search, a global search and power refinement capabilities.  When you search with Ixquick search engine, you are searching many popular search engines simultaneously and anonymously. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine alone.  http://Ixquick.com/

Websites Like helps you find similar, related or alternative websites. It comes in handy whenever you’re looking for alternatives for a website.   Simply type in URL of the website and we will provide you with up to 50 alternatives of the website. Our search engine generates a list of websites based on the similarity of topics and categories.  http://www.websiteslike.org/ 

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.  Free easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work (photos, course work, blog posts, songs, etc.) — on conditions of your choice.  http://search.creativecommons.org/

SymbolHound is a search engine that doesn’t ignore special characters and symbols such as &, !,@,,#,^, %, and π. SymbolHound helps programmers find information about their chosen languages and frameworks more easily.  http://symbolhound.com

Quixey was founded in 2009 to solve a problem – millions of apps were being created, but there was no simple way to find them. App discovery was limited to categories, top ten lists, directories and basic keyword search. Quixey was created to help people easily find apps simply by describing what they want to do.    https://www.quixey.com/

Polymeta is a multi-search engine tool using Ask, Google, Bing, Exalead and Yahoo search engines.  http://www.polymeta.com/

HealthMash is a new knowledge base that bills its mission as promoting health and well-being by providing relevant information of high quality from trusted health sources on the Web.   http://healthmash.com