Most search engines will show you where to shop online or find the news headlines, but try something more obscure like an industry-specific request and the results disappoint. This is where northernlight.com shines - it is one of the few search engines designed with the needs of business rather than leisure users paramount.
Its creators claim that northernlight accesses almost double the 30% or so of the web that most of the competition manages, in addition to a custom database of more than 5,000 specialist periodicals. Searches can be restricted to specific industries or geographical locations, and results are grouped into folders and sub-folders, apeing the familiar directory system of Windows PCs.
On the downside, it feels dull compared with the matey environment of lifestyle sites. But if you prefer content to style, northernlight.com deserves bookmarking.