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30 Music, Movie and Book Search Engines

Nov 09, 2009

Although Google suffices for most searches, there are many specialized engines that work even better when you're searching for music, movies and books online. These engines can help you find free files, recommendations, price comparisons and much more. Here are 30 music, movie and book search engines worth exploring.

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Music Search Engines

songza

  • Songza - Songza is a music search engine and Internet jukebox. You can use it to search for songs, share tunes with friends and play music on your computer.
  • Qloud - Qloud combines a music search engine with social networking to connect users with free music from an endless library.
  • Playlist Music Search Engine - The Project Playlist Music Search Engine makes it easy to locate music files on the web. Songs can be played online or saved to a personal playlist.
  • SkreemR - SkreemR is an mp3 music search engine that can be used to search for music, podcasts, speeches and more.
  • Mp3Realm Search Engine - This search engine focuses on audio in mp3 format. Searches can be conducted based on artist, title, genre or album.
  • FindSounds - FindSounds is a good place to find sound effects and instrumental samples. The search engine provides results for a wide range of file formats.
  • Absolute Lyrics - This music lyrics database makes it easy to find the lyrics to all of your favorite songs.
  • Musipedia - Musipedia is a music encyclopedia that offers a searchable collection of music and musical themes.
  • SongFacts - The Songfacts search engine can be used to search for song information that has been compiled by radio professionals and music enthusiasts. Information may include lyrics, song meanings and trivia.
  • Used CD Search - This search engine makes it easy to find and compare prices on used and rare CDs.

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Movie Search Engines

imdb

  • Internet Movie Database - The IMDB is the ultimate movie search engine. You can find movie info, cast and crew info, and much more.
  • All Movie Guide - This site provides a wide range of information on nearly 300,000 movie titles. New info is constantly being added.
  • Filmbug - Filmbug offers several different search engines for movie buffs, including a movie search engine, a movie star search engine and a movie dictionary engine.
  • Nanocrowd - Nanocrowd is a unique movie search engine that recommends movies based on what you like to watch and viewer comments.
  • Blinkx - Blinkx is a video search engine that can be used to find free movies and movie clips online.
  • Hulu - The movie section of Hulu is a good place to find free movies, movie trailers and movie clips online.
  • Video Detective - Video Detective provides an excellent search engine for people who are looking for movie and TV trailers.
  • Movie Review Query Engine - MRQE is the web's largest online database of movie reviews. The site also offers movie-specific forums and news.
  • SubZin - SubZin is the search engine to use when you are looking for specific quotes or lines from movies or television.
  • DVD Price Search - This search engine makes it easy to compare used and new DVD prices online.

Book Search Engines

googlebooks

  • Google Book Search - This Google search engine leads to a database of digitized books. You can see unabridged copies of books in the public domain and excerpts from more recent publications.
  • The Online Books Page - This search engine lists more than 35,000 books that are freely available over the Internet.
  • PDF Search Engine - The PDF Search Engine is a good place to find free ebooks and other PDF documents online.
  • AddAll - AddAll is a book search engine and price comparison tool that draws results from 40+ booksellers.
  • BookFinder - This search engine compares prices on more than 150 million books available for sale over the Internet.
  • Alibris - The Alibris search engine connects readers with more than 100 million used, new and out-of-print books from independent book sellers.
  • Abooksearch.com - This site is great for book lovers who are looking for old, rare and out-of-print books that can be purchased from independent booksellers.
  • ComicSeeker - Dedicated entirely to comic books, this search engine locates old, rare and valuable comics.
  • Book Seer - The Book Seer is a literary web project that recommends books to people who aren't sure what they should read next.
  • What Should I Read Next? - Similar to Book Seer, this site recommends books based on titles you like.
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