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Search Engines  
General Search Engines: Provide general or advanced searches of words or concepts in indexed public pages of the world wide web.
 
Google [www.google.com] is by far the current leader in the field of search engines. Google has indexed billions of pages on the web (They have in fact reached the one trillion mark in 2008) and is the market leader. Additionally, they continue to create search engine products that provide added value, such as Google's U.S. Government [www.google.com/unclesam] that searches indexed government websites that typically are .gov and .mil website.
 
AllTheWeb [www.alltheweb.com] searches public web pages indexed by that other world wide web powerhouse Yahoo!.
 
bingBing [www.bing.com] (Formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search and MSN Search) is the current web search engine from Microsoft. It includes the listing of search suggestions as queries are entered by the user and a list of related searches based on semantic technology from Powerset. Bing went fully online on June 3, 2009.
 
Meta Search Engines: Meta search engine websites provide searches in multiple indexed search engine sites and aggregates the results.
 
WebCrawler [www.webcrawler.com] provides search results from Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live, Ask and other popular search engines.
 
Clusty [www.clusty.com] while searching multiple search engines for your result quickly, this search engine groups or clusters the results of your search.
 
MetaCrawler [www.metacrawler.com] provides search results from Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, Ask Jeeves, About, MIVA, LookSmart and other search engines.
 
Dogpile [www.dogpile.com] provides search results from Google, Yahoo! Search, Live Search, Ask.com, About, MIVA, LookSmart, and other search engines. This meta search site also clusters results to pinpoint a more specific search area of your query.
 
FastEagle [www.fasteagle.com] provides search engine and social website specific searches as well as providing a frame of powerhouse websites to jump to within the fasteagle.com frame.
 
Blog Search Engines: Provide searches of web site logs (blogs) created by individuals.
 
Technorati [www.technorati.com] has indexed more that 1.5 million blog pages and is the leader of blog search engine sites.
 
ABA Journal Blawg Directory [www.abajournal.com/blawgs/] contains analysis and news from a selected list of more than 2,000 legal blogs (blawgs) written by subject experts.
 
Justia Blawgsearch [http://blawgsearch.justia.com] is a comprehensive site which as of January 9, 2009 covers 3,368 blawgs in 64 categories.
 
Law School Gateway: University law school websites that provide a directory of links on law specific resources online.
 
Washington Law [http://washlaw.edu/] categorizes and provides links to other legal or legal subject related websites.
 
Legal Search Engines: Provide concentrated searches in indexed legal areas on the web.
 
Findlaw LawCrawler [http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com] provides cases, statutes, legal news, and a lawyer directory specific search.
 
Law.com [http://quest.law.com/Search/] searches more than 20 award-winning national and regional legal publications online and provides a source or publication grouping and type grouping of the results.
 
Public Law Library [www.plol.org] provides free results in the areas of case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and legal forms.
 
Justia [www.justia.com] provides legal specific searches of law blogs, legal podcasts and a Google search of the web. Also provides links to browse legal subject areas.
 
LexisWeb [www.lexisweb.com] is a free "legal search engine" from one of the top legal resources in the industry, a company that markets to institutions, now provides a free search of selected legal areas of the world wide web. LexisOne is another worthwhile online product from Lexis, where you can get resources usually available only to institutions, and is now available through an individual pricing structure.
 
University of Pittsburgh [http://jurist.law.pitt.edu] a legal news website maintained by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
 
Cornell Law [www.law.cornell.edu] as well as producing the text of documents of your search, this website provides useful links in various areas of law.
 
 
 
 
 

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