The UMD Library recommends these search engines for searching the web.These lists are based on what we think are the best search engines available in terms of ease of use and quality of results returned. For good results, get in the habit of using several search engines because no one search engine covers more than a fraction of the web.
For more information about search engines than you'd ever want to know, we recommend Search Engine Showdown.
The best search engines
These search engines search everything on the web - but not our databases - those are separate. (Sometimes, though, you can get to an article in one of our databases through a search engine because the provider recognizes that you are coming in through a UMD connection, and you get our "institutional access.")