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10 Search Engines Other Than Google

10 Search Engines Other Than Google


There is no doubt that the Google search engine was the first search engine for the majority of Internet users.

But now it has a very big competition with search engines that are almost parallel to the most famous search engine Google in accuracy and perhaps better in some opinions.

In this article, we will show you the most popular 10 Search Engines Other Than Google .

1. Bing 


Microsoft bing

Bing search engine was created by Microsoft and originally in 2006.

It was known as Windows Live Search before it got a full rebranding in 2009 to Bing.

Initially, Windows Live Search was launched to compete against Google’s Search engine.

Microsoft Bing is more focused on on-page optimization and incorporates social signals, while Google is more focused on E.A.T. and links.

Microsoft Bing has definitely improved over the last year and is more competitive with Google, especially in its unique features

Compared to Google, Bing has a significantly better video search. This is a huge difference between these two search engines.

Rather than give you a list of videos highlighted by small thumbnails, it offers you a list of large thumbnails.

And this allows you to play the videos without leaving Bing.

Comparing with Google:

If you're considering the simple search results, both sites have a similar look and feel.

Other than the logo and font on top of the pages, it’s easy to confuse the two.

Some principal differences between the two search engines include:

Bing offers users more autocomplete suggestion compared to what Google does. 

Bing provides users eight while Google offers four. This is mostly useful if you use autocomplete to search for alternative products or when looking for wildcard suggestions. 

Compared to Google, Bing has a considerably better video search. This is a big difference between these two search engines. 

Instead of giving you a list of videos highlighted by small thumbnails, it offers you a list of large thumbnails. 

And this allowing you to play the videos without leaving Bing. As regarding other videos, it'll provide you with a preview when you hover over. 

Google has better shopping suggestions that show up often compared to what Bing offers. 

So if you're looking for specific stores that offer certain products or sites with the best prices online, then Google is better for you. 

Bing places related images and searches on the right side of your online search results, instead Google places them at the bottom.

Note that this is just a difference and might not necessarily be a good or even a bad thing.

Google has an Image Search interface that feels very smoother as you use it.

Although Bing offers one to two additional advanced options such as “Layout” (which allows you to search for landscape or portrait images).

Also, Bing has an image search that allows you to remove specific parts of your decided search terms with one click.


2. WorldCat

World Cat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.

WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries.

You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks.

You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public.

Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages. 


  • Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby 
  • Find books, music, and videos to check out
    Find research articles and digital items (like audio-books) that can be directly viewed or downloaded 
  • Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library 
  • Post your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it
You may need to have an active offline membership with a WorldCat library to view/download content or check out materials through its Web site.

3. RePEc


RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 102 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences.

The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers.

The collected data are then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it.

So far, over 2,200 archives from 103 countries have contributed about 3.8 million research items from 3,750 journals and 5,400 working paper series.

Over 64,000 authors have registered and 80,000 email subscriptions are served every week. See below on how you can be part of this initiative.

The following are services that use (principle) and contribute RePEc data. They also report usage statistics that can be used towards the RePEc rankings.

  • Munich Personal RePEc Archive 

Authors in institutions lacking a participating RePEc archive can submit their papers to MPRA and get them included in the RePEc database.

  • RePEc Author Service

RePEc Author Service    Author registration and maintenance of a profile on RePEc.

  • Ideas

The complete RePEc database at your disposal. Browse or search it all.

  • EconPapers

Economics at your fingertips. EconPapers provides access to all of RePEc. Browsing and searching available.


Directory of Economics institutions, with links to their members and publications listed on RePEc 

  • NEP

New Economics Papers is a free email, RSS and Twitter notification service for new downloadable working papers from over 90 specific fields. Archives are also available.

  • RePEc Genealogy

Academic family tree for economics.

  • LogEc

Detailed download and access statistics for RePEc items and authors.

  • CitEc

Citation analysis from items in the RePEc database.

  • CollEc

Rankings by co-authorship centrality for authors registered in the RePEc Author Service.

  • RePEc Biblio

Hand-selected bibliography of articles and papers in economics.

  • RePEc Plagiarism Committee

An effort to curtail plagiarism of RePEc contents.


Blog aggregator for discussion about economics research.


Service to annotate RePEc papers in PDF and establish scientific relationships between papers.

  • SPZ

An online workplace for researchers, tutors and students within the RePEc information space.

  • Socionet

A Russian (and Russian language) implementation of the RePEc method and database as the collective information environment for the social sciences.

Database customization and filtration by a "personal information robot".



BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources.

BASE provides more than 240 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

They are indexing the metadata of all kinds of academically relevant resources – journals, institutional repositories, digital collections etc.

Which provide an OAI interface and use OAI-PMH for providing their contents (see our Golden Rules for Repository Managers).

The index is continuously enhanced by integrating further sources / content provider (Become a content provider).

We are working on several new features like a claiming service for authors within the ORCID DE project.

BASE is a registered OAI service provider. Database managers can integrate the BASE index into their local infrastructure (for examplee.g. meta search engines, library catalogues).

Further on there are several tools and services for users, database and repository managers.

In comparison to commercial search engines, BASE is charcterised by the following features:

  • Content providers are indexed only after check by qualified personnel of Bielefeld University Library 
  • Only document servers and journals that comply with the specific requirements of academic quality and relevance are included 
  • Their list of content providers provides transparency in the searches 
  • Discloses web resources of the "Deep Web", which are ignored by commercial search engines or get lost in the vast quantity of hits 
  • Correction, normalization and enrichment of metadata by means of automated methods 
  • Mulitlingual search (find search terms in more than 20 translated languages) 
  • The display of search results includes precise bibliographic data 
  • Display of access and terms of re-use for a document 
  • Several options for sorting the result list (by author, title, date) 
  • "Refine your search result" options (by author, subject, DDC, year of publication, content provider, language, document type, access and terms of re-use) 
  • Browsing by DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification), document type, access and terms of re-use / licence.

5. Springer Link 

Springer Link

Springer Link Providing researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols, reference works and proceedings.


  • Fast and accurate 
  • Very big encyclopedi
  • In constant development


6. PDF Drive

PDF Drive

PDF Drive  is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 79,635,432 eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy it and don't forget to bookmark and share the love!

PDF Drive is a free search engine which allows you to search, preview and download millions of PDF files into your devices.

Their crawlers are constantly scanning the world wide web to add PDF files to our database.

In the case that PDF files are withdrawn from the web, then they are also immediately withdrawn from PDF Drive search results.

In this way, our PDF Drive library stays up-to-date, while continuously growing and offering you an enormous database to search. 


  • Previews

All files have cover photos which helps you save time.
Advanced Filtering
You can filter and sort PDF files by their page number, publication date, file size, and/or by popularity.

  • Fast

It takes only milliseconds to search PDF files.

  • Up-to-date

PDF Drive’s archive is constantly growing while being consistently and efficiently updated.

  • Synchronized

The same PDF version of any file is accessible from your computer or mobile devices that have internet connection.

  • Smart

PDF Drive offers recommendations based on your interests and recent searches.


7. Bioline International

Bioline International

Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.

BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development.

By providing a platform for the distribution of peer-reviewed journals (currently from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela), BI helps to reduce the global knowledge divide by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.


8. EThOS

Search EThOS

Search EThOS Search over 600,000 doctoral theses. Download instantly for your research, or order a scanned copy quickly and easily.

global knowledge divide by making bio-science information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.

The E-Theses Online Service, is an almost-complete index of all doctoral level theses ever awarded by UK universities.

You can uncover the latest cutting edge research inside the pages of UK PhD theses, immediately download over 300,000 theses or order many more through the unique EThOS digitisation on demand service.


9. searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

The Alliance is a voluntary alliance of U.S. federal scientific, technical and related departments, agencies, programs, projects or offices.

The Alliance focuses on providing authoritative, selective scientific and technical information (STI) and services.

Vision and strategic direction are provided by the Alliance principals. Administration is provided by the chair or co-chairs selected from among the Alliance members.

Task groups have been created as needed to handle the development of the taxonomy, to support content development and web site management and to conduct promotional and outreach activities.

Support is provided by CENDI, a working group of high level scientific and technical information managers in science mission agencies.

10. Refseek


Refseek  is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone.

RefSeek searches more than five billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.

RefSeek's unique approach offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.

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