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Where To Go For Images

Have you ever had trouble searching for pictures on the web? If you need pictures but don't feel like spending hours inspecting hundreds of sites for the perfect pic then hit a search engine image bank.
For example, if you head to www.mamma.com, click on the box marked The Web, scroll down and then click on images. Type whatever it is you're looking for in the search box the same way you would if searching for a Web site. The result will be tons of great images at your fingertips. Remember though that many pictures are copyrighted and cost money to download. Make sure you check whether the image you want is free before you download. Some other search engines that have image banks are Google and AltaVista.

Subject Directories

If you're looking for info on popular topics, commercial sites, products or a specific interest, use a subject directory. They're usually smaller than search engines but they're created and run by humans, not spiders or robots. Directories are also good if you don't know what you're looking for. Most directories have a keyword search option so you don't have to dig through almost-related topics. For example, if you're looking for math help but don't know exactly what kind of help or math you need, check out a subject directory on math. There's tons of sections that might lead you to exactly where you're looking instead of having to sort through thousands of pages at a major search engine. If you're looking for something specific, it's better to go with a search engine. Yahoo and LookSmart are examples of Subject Directories.

What are MetaCrawlers?

MetaCrawlers are search engines that send your search questions out to most of the major search engines all at once, unlike a singular search engine like Google that just searches its own database. The results from a search on a metacrawler are usually grouped according to the search engine they were found on. You can also search for images through a metacrawler. Here are Kidzworld's Top 5 MetaCrawlers:

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