It's getting to the point that when you say search, people think Google. Maybe you also use Bing or Yahoo, but there are also other search engines.
David Kapuler a K-12 media and technology specialist, made a list of search engines useful for educators. I will admit to never having used or heard of any of them. But they really do take different approaches to search - tag clouds, visual search etc.
For example, I typed in my own name into the Oamos search engine and got a screen full of my life online in several acts. Quite interesting. Even a bit scary in what it was able to piece together from my online droppings.