Specialized Search Engines in the Best of the Web Directory

Specialized Search Engines

Chinese Menu

Search engine and directory for Chinese restaurants in the United States. Presents restaurant details with ratings, photos, reviews, and menus. http://www.facebook.com/chinesemenupage Chinese_Menu

Creative Commons Search

Specifically searches for files and content online that can be freely used, shared, and reproduced.


Search exploration based on the Dewey Decimal System using images and cloud tag of terminologies.


Document search engine that specifically looks for DOC, PDF, XLS and PPT files. Provides direct download links.

Duck Duck Go

Specialized search engine that delivers "zero click info" as well as results from Wikipedia, and other related links.


Combines the best results of Duckduckgo and Google search for an easy to use search in any browser.


Find video and audio resources in various fields of interest including politics, business, and entertainment.


Searches RSS feeds and allows filtering by the feed's popularity.


Search for articles in the news, magazines, and educational sources.


Search the Internet for sound effects and musical instrument samples.


Search engine which donates 50% of its revenue to charities and schools designated by search users. Also donates revenues from its online shopping mall.

Green Maven

Specialized search for green and sustainable websites.


Refine searches and narrow the results for a more productive search/and find.

I'm Halal

Offers web, image, news, and Qur'an search and returns results deemed to be safe for those of the Muslim faith.


Job search service explores the Internet for job postings by job title, keywords, company name, and location.


Serves as a movie and TV "taste engine." Provides search results based on a user's preferences.

King of Search

Search using Google, Yahoo, MSN, ASK and more.


Open source codes, projects, and technical pages search engine.

LinkUp Job Search Engine

Helps expose hidden jobs. Only lists jobs taken directly from company websites for productive results.


Human-powered search engine offering organized, comprehensive, and spam-free search results for popular keywords.


Ad search engine. Displays search results of ads for specific companies or brands running on different web pages.


Search engine offering results in thumbnails for easy viewing, with descriptions displayed to make searching a breeze.


Atom and RSS feed search engine. Serves as a tool for publishers and readers of syndicated web content.


PDF search engine that allows users to preview files before downloading.


Google Custom Search powered engine donating a portion of all ad revenues to charity.

RSS Search Hub

RSS, Atom, and RDF feed search engine. Indexes millions of feeds from thousands of websites.


Specialized search engine that focuses on finding programming codes and snippets.


Cataloged search of ebooks, pdf's, doc's, ppt's, rtf's, and xls documents.


Complete and up to date IRC search engine monitoring over 4000 IRC networks for channels and users.


Search engine which donates 100% of its advertising revenue to charity. Offers copies of canceled donation checks, and HTML code to include search box on any website.


Presents search results as an image gallery. Offers ability to filter results by category, as well as personalized settings for adult content, themes, and link targets.


Serves as an interface for using multiple search engines or for searching specific websites.

Similar Site Search

Specialized search designed to help find similar sites, and alternative web sites.


Specialized search engine created for finding royalty-free, rights-managed, and news or archival photos and videos.

Sweet Search

Students get better search results with input from targeted sources. Includes the Smithsonian, PBS, universities, and the Library of Congress.


Provides a tabbed search experience. Users enter the search term and results from Google, Yahoo, Windows and video sites are provided in their respected tabs.


Web classifieds search engine. Crawls the web for listings of real estate, rentals, jobs, tickets, services, and more.


View search results in a variety of different views, including text, screen shots, site information, news, time lines, and Amazon books.


Search engine focusing on Wikipedia articles. Searches for Wikipedia content as well as other related sites associated with the collaborative online encyclopedia's database.


People, company, and job search service. Search by product or industry keyword.

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