I have often emphasized the importance of using more than one search engine when conducting research. Well, how about the ability to pick from a variety of engines from a single location? Check out Sputtr. First off, I have to say that the design is pretty cool. The page contains a search box and icons of numerous popular engines (e.g. Google news, Ask, IMDB, Technorati, Amazon). Just put in your search terms and make your “selection.”

An additional feature is the ability to customize the list to include favorites. I immediately added Exalead. If you register, your “personal search layout” will be available from any computer; all you need to do is login.

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