Curated Internet Topics
Curated web resources include targeted, free databases, additional search engines, websites for particular areas of interest, and curated subject lists.
Try different search engines for a non-Google search experience.
Infotopia - custom search engine that uses various filters to produce clearer results
Sweetsearch - searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts
Mentormob - visual search engine
ACADEMIC & SCHOLARLY SEARCH ENGINES
https://scholar.google.com - for Google scholarly research
http://www.base-search.net - BASE is a search engine especially for academic open access web resources
http://www.refseek.com - comprehensive subject coverage without information overload of a general search engine: increases the visibility of academic information
http://academic.research.microsoft.com - covers more than 48 million publications: large collection of data allows users to create several innovative ways to visualize and explore academic papers, authors, conferences, and journals.
Cookie-free search engines.