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SearchLever allows you to search all of your favorite websites from a single page. If you haven't yet tried it, please visit the SearchLever Home page first.

SearchLever now includes 130 searchable websites!

SearchLever Customizing Instructions
SearchLever is pre-configured with the most popular websites, but you can easily customize it to match your own specific needs. This page explains how to improve SearchLever by adding your choice of additional sites to the SearchLever dropdown.

Start your customizing with these 3 simple steps:

  1. Scroll down this page to the section labeled Site Selection.
  2. Select the checkboxes of the sites that you want to include in your SearchLever dropdown.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the "Save Changes" button.

After you save your changes, you'll be transferred to the SearchLever Home page, and your selected sites will be included in the main SearchLever dropdown. Your selected sites are stored in a cookie on your computer, so they'll be available to you every time that you return to SearchLever.com. You can use this page to add or remove sites from your SearchLever as often as you like.

Custom Entry (optional)
Because the Internet is so large, it's impossible for SearchLever to include every searchable website. However, if a site that you need doesn't exist on this page, you can easily add it yourself! For specific instructions on how to do this, please see the Custom Entry section near the bottom of this page.

Custom Color (optional)
If SearchLever's school-bus-yellow search box clashes with your style, change it! Choose a more fashionable color in the Custom Color section near the bottom of this page.

Sharing Your SearchLever
After you've finished customizing SearchLever, you can even transfer your custom settings to another computer. That way, you can use SearchLever at both your home and office, or you can easily share your settings with a friend or associate. See SearchLever's Sharing page for details.
Troubleshooting
If you've followed the instructions on this page, but your custom selections don't appear in SearchLever's dropdown, it most likely means that your computer isn't saving SearchLever's cookie. To correct this problem, see SearchLever's Troubleshooting page.
Step 1: Site Selection
Use the following category index to jump to specific site categories within this section:
Artwork
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AllPosters (Enter keywords to find related posters.)
  Art.com (Enter keywords to find related artwork.)
Auctions
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Amazon Auctions (Enter keywords to find related auctions.)
  eBay (Enter keywords to find related auctions.)
  Yahoo! Auctions (Enter keywords to find related auctions.)
Audio/Video Files
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  SingingFish Audio (Enter keywords to find related audio files.)
  SingingFish Video (Enter keywords to find related video files.)
Blogs
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Bloogz (Enter topic to find recent blogs.)
Books
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AbeBooks (Enter keyword to find related books.)
  Amazon Books (Enter keyword to find related books.)
  Barnes & Nobel (Enter keyword to find related books.)
  BookFinder by author (Enter author name to locate book.)
  BookFinder by title (Enter title to locate book.)
Business
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Alibaba (Enter keywords to find inport/export trade leads.)
  MarkenBusiness Trademarks (Enter keywords to check for international trademarks.)
  US Patents: Number Search (Enter patent number to view patent.)
  US Patents: Quick Search (Enter keywords to find related patents.)
Community
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AskMen (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  Everything2 (Enter keywords to find related topic nodes.)
  iVillage (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  LiveJournal (Enter keywords to find people with related interests.)
  Meetup (Enter keywords to find people with related interests.)
Education
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  diyNetwork (Enter keywords to find related do-it-yourself articles.)
  GEM (Enter keywords to find related educational resources.)
  HowStuffWorks (Enter keywords to find related articles.)
  National Geographic (Enter keywords to find related resources.)
Health
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  American Medical Association (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  Drugstore.com (Enter drug name to view information and pricing.)
  KidsHealth (Enter keywords to find related health articles.)
  Mayo Clinic (Enter keywords to find related health topics.)
  Medline Plus (Enter keywords to find related health topics.)
  National Institutes of Health (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  NutritionData (Enter food name to see nutritional analysis.)
  PubMed (Enter keywords to find related medical articles.)
  WebMD (Enter keywords to find related medical articles.)
Humor
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Jokes.com (Enter keywords to find related jokes.)
Images
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Google Images (Enter keywords to find related images.)
  MSOffice Clipart (Enter keywords to find related clipart.)
Industrial Products
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Grainger (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Thomas Register (Enter keywords to find related products.)
Investment
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Bloomberg (Enter ticker symbol for stock quote and summary.)
  MarketWatch (Enter ticker symbol for stock quote and summary.)
  Morningstar (Enter ticker symbol for stock quote and summary.)
  MotleyFool (Enter keywords for related investment articles.)
Jobs
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Monster.com (Enter profession to see related job offerings.)
Maps
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Google Maps (Enter full address to view map or satellite image.)
  Mapquest (Enter zipcode to view street map.)
Message Boards
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  BoardReader (Enter keywords to find message board discussions.)
Movies
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AllMovies (Enter keywords to find related movie reviews.)
  IFilm (Enter keywords to find related movie reviews.)
  IMDb (Enter keywords to find related movie reviews.)
Music
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  A-Z Lyrics (Enter artist, album, or song to find lyrics.)
  Amazon Music (Enter artist or title to find related music.)
  Wal-Mart Music (Enter artist or title to find related music.)
News
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  BBC News (Enter keywords to find related BBC news.)
  CNN (Enter keywords to find related news.)
  Feedster Blog/RSS (Enter keywords to find related RSS feeds.)
  Google News (Enter keywords to find related news.)
  Google RSS (Enter keywords to find related RSS feeds.)
  New York Times (Enter keywords to find related news.)
  Syndic8.com RSS (Enter keywords to find related RSS feeds.)
  Topix (Enter keywords to find related news.)
  USA Today (Enter keywords to find related news.)
  Wired News (Enter keywords to find related news.)
Product Reviews
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Consumer Review (Enter keywords to find related product reviews.)
  Epinions (Enter keywords to find related product reviews.)
Quotations
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Bartleby Quotations (Enter keywords to find related quotations.)
  QuotationsPage (Enter keywords to find related quotations.)
  Quoteland (Enter keywords to find related quotations.)
Recipes
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AllRecipes (Enter keywords to find related recipes.)
  Cooks.com (Enter keywords to find related recipes.)
  Epicurious (Enter keywords to find related recipes.)
Reference
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  AcronymFinder (Enter acronym or abbreviation to find common meanings.)
  Columbia Encyclopedia (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  Encyclopedia Britannica (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  FindArticles (Enter keywords to find related articles.)
  Library of Congress (Enter keywords to find related resources.)
  Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Enter word to find definition.)
  Merriam-Webster Thesaurus (Enter word to find synonyms.)
  MSN Encarta (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
  Reference.com Dictionary (Enter word to find definition.)
  Reference.com Thesaurus (Enter word to find synonyms.)
  UrbanDictionary (Enter slang word to find definition.)
  WhitePages Reverse (Enter phone number to do reverse lookup.)
  Wikipedia (Enter keywords to find related topics.)
Shopping
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Amazon Products (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Buy.com (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Froogle (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Half.com (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Overstock.com (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Target (Enter keywords to find related products.)
  Wal-Mart (Enter keywords to find related products.)
Sports
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  BBC Sports (Enter keywords to find related BBC sports news.)
  Bodybuilding.com (Enter keywords to find related articles.)
  ESPN (Enter keywords to find related sports news.)
  Fox Sports (Enter keywords to find related sports news.)
Taxes
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  IRS Tax Forms (Enter number or keywords to find federal tax forms.)
Technology
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  CNet (Enter keywords to find related tech articles and reviews.)
  Gizmodo (Enter keywords to find reviews of related gadgets.)
  Slashdot (Enter keywords to find related tech news.)
  ZDNet (Enter keywords to find related tech articles and reviews.)
Tracking
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  DHL Tracking (Enter tracking number to see shipment status.)
  FedEx Tracking (Enter tracking number to see shipment status.)
  UPS Tracking (Enter tracking number to see shipment status.)
  USPS Tracking (Enter tracking number to see shipment status.)
Translation
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Google: English to Chinese (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to French (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to German (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to Italian (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to Japanese (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to Korean (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to Portugese (Enter phrase to translate.)
  Google: English to Spanish (Enter phrase to translate.)
Travel
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Fodors (Enter destination to find related travel guides.)
  IgoUgo (Enter destination to find related travel journals.)
  LonelyPlanet (Enter destination to find related guidebooks and maps.)
Weather
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Weather Channel (Enter city name or zipcode to see weather forecast.)
  Wunderground (Enter city name or zipcode to see weather forecast.)
Webmaster Tools
Select sites from this category to include in your SearchLever. When you've finished making selections from all categories, click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
  Alexa Ranking (Enter domain name to view site ranking.)
  AssociatePrograms (Enter keywords to find related affiliate programs.)
  CreativeCommons (Enter keywords to find reusable articles from blogs.)
  DirectNIC (Enter domain name to check availability.)
  Google Keyword Tool (Enter keywords to find other related keywords.)
  Google PageRank (Enter complete URL to view PageRank.)
  GoogSpy (Enter keyword or domain to research.)
  ISEDB Directory Database (Enter keywords to find specialized web directories.)
  Overture Keyword Tool (Enter keywords to view related search totals.)
  WaybackMachine (Enter domain name to see prior view of site.)
  Whois (Enter domain name to view site ownership.)
Step 2: Custom Entry (optional)
Other sites can be added to SearchLever, one at a time, using the Custom Entry form in this section. SearchLever supports any search that works with the GET method - i.e. a URL that contains a query string in the form of "?variable1=value&variable2=value". To add a new site to your SearchLever, simply copy the URL of its search results page to the Custom Entry form, and replace the query value with "QQQ". The following example will illustrate how this works...
Custom Entry Example
To add Google News to your SearchLever, start by going to Google and performing a News search. For this example, we'll assume that you searched on "sports". On Google's search results page, you'll see a URL in your browser's address bar that looks something like this:
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=sports
Copy the entire URL from your browser's address bar, and note the portion of the URL that contains the test of your query -- e.g. "sports" for this example. (Depending on the site that you're searching, the URL may be much longer than this example, and may contain more variables.) Paste the URL to SearchLever's Custom Entry form, replace your query with QQQ, and fill in the remaining blanks. Your completed Custom Entry would then look something like this:
Category Name: News
Search Engine Name: Google News
Search String: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=QQQ
Reminder: Enter keywords to find related news.
Note: If you always use a particular site to search for the exact same topic, you may prefer to save your Custom Entry with a fixed search string (i.e. without the QQQ replacement). For example, if every time that you use Google News, you search on "sports", then leave "sports" in the saved search string. This type of Custom Entry ignores any input query, and functions much like a conventional bookmark.
Add your Custom Entry below, then click the Save All Changes button at the bottom of this page.
Category Name:
Site Name:
Search String:
Reminder: (optional)
Category and Site Names
For Custom Entries, you can either use existing SearchLever category names or make up your own.  All of your Custom Entries and selections will appear together in alphabetical order (i.e. Category Name + Site Name) in your SearchLever dropdown. Both Category Names and Site Names are limited to a maximum of 30 characters. If you give a Custom Entry the same Category and Site Name as an existing selection, it will replace the existing selection.

How to Edit or Delete Custom Entries
After saving your Custom Entry, it will appear in the categorized listings of the prior section. (Custom Entries look just like SearchLever's standard selections, except that each of your Custom Entry listings will include an "edit" link.) To edit a Custom Entry, click on its edit link. This will transfer the details of that listing to the Custom Entry form, which allows you to change and re-save it. To delete a Custom Entry, simply uncheck it as a selection.

How Custom Entries Work
When you use SearchLever, it automatically replaces the QQQ in your Custom Entry with the text of your latest query. In doing so, it replicates the actions of the search forms that appear on the individual sites. This technique works with most, but not all, searches. A small percentage of sites require search queries to be submitted by the POST method (all search variables hidden), or require additional inputs, and are not compatible with SearchLever.

Return to this page to add as many more Custom Entries as you like. Your only limitation is the maximum size of the cookie that your computer will store. Custom Entries require somewhat more storage space than the other selection options on this page. Please see SearchLever's Troubleshooting page for more details.

Step 3: Custom Color (optional)
Choose a color for your SearchLever search box:
Gray
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Red
Step 4: Save Changes
Click the button below to finish your customizing:
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