For health and wellness research as well as general topics, try using the following specialized search engines instead of always, always Google (no offence).
For general information, try http://www.search.com – it says it allows you to “Search the Web by searching the best engines from one place.”
To find the official or authorized website for a company, organization, celebrity, government agency, school, or other entity, visit http://www.officialsearch.com.
Need a product? A part? A visit to Thomas Register’s http://www.thomasnet.com may be in order.
To find people and companies, go to http://www.searchbug.com. Its “research tools” section boasts it can verify e-mail addresses and identify cell phone numbers, among other features (free text messaging…?).