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May 15: More than Google: Search Engines That Improve Your Research and Academic Confidence. Google has become synonymous with searching. Tune up your inner pirate. Let’s look at ways to UNGoogle

by Rhonda Kitchens on 2024-05-15T14:12:00-07:00 in Basic Skills, General, Library and Research Skills | 0 Comments


Header for Library WebinarsMay 5 UnGoogle

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"artificial intelligence" art ethics

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Which countries are facing the greatest famine


List of search engines, their specialty, languages used, and provenance.

Comparison of Search engines using tables using independent crawlers, owner, questions, digital rights, privacy. tracking, surveillance and more. 




83% more people use Google than any other search engine. 

Microsoft affiliated. Has natural language ability. More visual. 

Touts privacy. 

The 8 Best Search Engines of 2024: While you could use Google to find other search engines, here are the ones we think are arguably better
A well organized comparison article with excellent highlights.



AI Based Search Engine - has AI assistant. Does have a private mode and personal. Relies on Bing, Imagine for AI image generation, and YouWrite text generation. - Just doesn't list web page and cites sources. It has a smart assistant named Copilot. Natural language ability

Komo - speed and privacy, interactive with follow up question (though...don't they all?) Google Search Generative Experience (SGE). (not rolled out yet in the Labs part of Google)  SGE is available visible on mobile




Notes in progress


  1. SearX: This one's unique from the previous two, in that it's actually a "meta-search" engine that combines/ amalgamates the results of Google and Bing's web crawlers, then re-prioritizes them accordingly.

  2. Brave: Kind of an outlier here, Bing is a relative newcomer to the scene, being only a few years old. They have both a browser and a search engine. What separates them from the competition, is apparently they're crafting their own independent web results/ crawler, completely separate from Google or Bing. Not sure if they've fully accomplished this by now. They and Duckduckgo are the names I hear come up the most when jt comes to un-censored search results and privacy/ tracking-free.

    1. Like Brave?  





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