SEOOther Specialty Search Engines

Other Specialty Search Engines

A list of search engines that specialize on particular topics.

Below are assorted search engines that focus on different specialty topics.


Looking for US population data? This research portal provides data about children, fertility, marriage and much more.

Directory of web-based resources relating to art.


An index of hundreds of museum sites and image archives. Visitors can search for where the works of thousands of different artists can be viewed online.


Discover old high school friends through this site, which has listings for high schools in the United States and Canada. Active and retired military personnel will also find an additional section for them, after they’ve enrolled with their high school data.

CI Resource Index

Lists sites for finding competitive intelligence (CI) resources on the Web.


Uses crawling technology to locate job postings from across the web

Friends Reunited

Like Classmates above, this site connects former school friends — but is aimed at those who live in the United Kingdom.

Gateway to Associations

A searchable database with links to over 6,500 associations. (Review: The Gateway To Associations, Jan. 23, 2003)

Journalist’s Toolbox

Helpful if you are a reporter but also to anyone who needs to research material on a particular topic or “beat.” For example, sites useful for business research, guides to experts, tech resources and more are all organized here.

List of Lists

Looking for a list of top-ranked companies, cities, actors, and so on? The List of Lists (LOL) is a database of these type of lists. (Review: Gary Price’s List of Lists, Mar. 27, 2003)

Lookup Directory

Need to look up an address, postal code, place name or similar information? The Lookup Directory provides a collection of 18 look-up databases, accessible from a single page. (Review: A Hearty Buffet of Look-Up Databases, SearchDay, Aug. 14, 2003)

Guide to museum web sites and museum related info around the world.


Directory that lets you locate web sites geographically in the United States. (Review, OffRamp.US, July 1, 2003)

Online Books Page

A searchable and browseable collection of over 18,000 English works in various formats that are all free for personal, noncommercial use. (Review: What if Amazon Were Free?, Jan. 27, 2003)

Origin Search

This genealogy search engine is designed to find web pages that contain genealogical information and covers over 400 million names from around the world. The service launched in August 2002. This is a subscription service, charging for daily or fortnightly access.


WeatherBug brings you local weather from thousands of weather stations, with a search box that lets you get results from five major search engines. (Review: Local Weather + 5 Search Engines = WeatherBug, March 19, 2003)


Wikipedia is an ambitious project to produce a free and complete encyclopedia in every language, written by hundreds of volunteers working collaboratively together. (Review: Wikipedia – A Collaborative, Multilingual Encyclopedia, Feb. 10, 2003)


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