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Meta engines search many search engines simultaneously; some accuracy is lost because search strategies are not the same in all search engines. For more information, including a comparison chart, click here (from UC Berkeley Library).

Chubba AltaVista, Excite, GoTo, Infoseek, Lycos, Webcrawler & 3 others
Copernic (Note: [Free] Software Download Necessary before using); Alta Vista,, Direct Hit, EuroSeek, Excite, Fast Search, Google, GoTo, HotBot, Infoseek, LookSmart, Lycos, Magellan, MSN Web, Netscape Netcenter, Open Directory, Snap, Web Crawler, Yahoo! (can select in Settings). Also international collections of search engines.
Dogpile Default is (in this order) LookSmart,, Dogpile Web Catalog, Dogpile Open Directory, Direct Hit,, InfoSeek, Real Names,
AltaVista, Lycos, and Yahoo! and more. Changes frequently.
Ixquick AOL, Live Directory, AltaVista, LookSmart, Excite, Lycos, MSN, FastSearch, GoTo, Snap, Hotbot, WebCrawler, Infoseek, Yahoo!
MetaCrawler AltaVista, Infoseek, WebCrawler, Thunderstone, Excite, Google, Lycos, LookSmart, GoTo,, DirectHit, RealNames
ProFusion AltaVista, InfoSeek, LookSmart, Excite, Magellan, WebCrawler, GoTo, AllTheWeb/FastSearch, Yahoo! Can customize what is searched ("You choose"). Default is "best 3" - which varies.
SearchCaddy Chooses 6 among: AllTheWeb/FastSearch, AltaVista, DirectHit, Infoseek, LookSmart, Northern Light, Webcrawler, Yahoo!. Can customize at bottom of results, or by clicking simultaneously and going down to the Meta-Search section (upper part is not a true meta-search).