Searches that combine different types of media, including video and blogs, on a single results screen, and those that "guess" your query when you start typing just a few letters: These are just a few of the web-search techniques that are under experiment right now, as internet companies seek new ways to make it easier for students, researchers, and other web users to find what they're looking for online.

Kevin McCarty, long a devout Google user, recently discovered a search engine he often finds more helpful. It's called, and unlike Google and other major search sites, it pulls


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