Mary Ellen Bates - always an entertaining speaker, lively presentations, some good things to check out!
goofresh - G-searches for new content within a specified time range
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doubletrust.net - compares Google and yahoo results, choose a preference of results
yahoo's mindset feature - are you researching or shopping?
MSN's synonym suggestion tool - will also show common misspellings
MSN's misspelling correction engine
live.com's "prefer" option
live.com's academic search
don't forget: there is life after the first 10 search results!
Ask's map features - driving *and* walking directions, takes local topography into account
exalead - check it out, there are so many cool features (it's MEBates' fave engine) - try the "near" operator and their wild-card truncation
Try the quick-answer features sometime - most SE's have them now - Ask's is most featured
Gigablast - limit to multiple sites; has powerful query syntax options
SnapSearch - can interact with a retrieved site before visiting it
PageBull - entirely visual, good for right-brained searchers
Squidoo - hybrid site; possible way to share with colleagues?
factbites - quick, small factual bits of information - will give sentences instead of words for search results - BUT max 30 results
TextRunner - looks for assertions - experimental site
NationMaster - source for national stats in graphical format
TouchGraph - visual clustering engine, IE only
OneLook - a reverse dictionary! like data=mining a dictionary
Kosmix - nice clustering search engine - lets you filter by criteria