Friday, April 15, 2022


I WAS REQUESTED TO SHARE SOME OF THE ALT SEARCH ENGINES I USE DAILY, THE FOLLOWING IS A SHORT LIST (there are more, but these I use most often): QWANT GIBIRU "Searx" has a page of "instances" where it appears on the web. (click the 1st link in this line to see the 'instances'.) The 'instance' I use most often is the SEARX OF BELGIUM. ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  

Learning to use modifiers to refine your search results is a big key to finding 'difficult/lost/hidden' results. While most of us know about using "quotation marks", there are a butt-load more modifiers, and you can find a lot of them HERE. 

Below this line is a series of other search functions that prove helpful when trying to find documents or other 'difficult to locate' files, articles or books etc:
Someone posted these on Facebook, sharing here for reference and bookmarking for myself: - Academic Resource Search. More than a billion sources: encyclopedia, monographies, magazines. - a search for the contents of 20 thousand worldwide libraries. Find out where lies the nearest rare book you need. - access to more than 10 million scientific documents: books, articles, research protocols. is a library of scientific bioscience journals published in developing countries. - volunteers from 102 countries have collected almost 4 million publications on economics and related science. is an American state search engine on 2200+ scientific sites. More than 200 million articles are indexed. is the largest website for free download of books in PDF format. Claiming over 225 million names. is one of the most powerful researches on academic studies texts. More than 100 million scientific documents, 70% of them are free --- Further listing from a contact who asnwer a question of mine on Discord:
  1. here's a couple of libraries. I think z-lib is back up but don't know the new URL for podcasts, audiobooks and the like you could try downloading and installing It's been around for decades and has really niche and rare music (electronic, metal) and podcasts, audiobooks on it
  2. is great (not sure if it has audiobooks) and is out of copyright audiobooks, kinda like