There are hundreds of search engines on the web, with different specializations, benefits, and limitations. Some are designed for lots of day-to-day searches, and some are really good at specific tasks. No one search engine is the best choice for all searches.
This guide will help you find the best search engine for your need. It is organized by types of search engines.
Searches the entire web. Looks for many formats of information.
Searches for quality information for use in research or assignments.
Searches music, podcasts, or other sound formats.
Searches for words in books or finds free access to books.
Searches for static and animated pictures.
Searches for journalism and current events.
Searches free video collections.
Specialized search engines that don't fit the other categories.
Most browsers allow you to change the default search engine that is used in the URL bar. Brave, Chrome, and Firefox even give you the option to search multiple search engines in the URL bar.