"Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" (PS3, 2007)
There are very different sources and areas where a search can start. Which will be first? After that, which will be next? If the search does not get results, the searching area has to be extended to explore all the possibilities.
'Searching string not found'
'Job 314'; 'max.com'; 'scroll usenet groups'
"Mission: Imposible" (1996)
The main theme of (181708) 1993 FW is to select the source where the search process is going to take place.
In the movie "The Fugitive" (1993), since there are so many cities where the fugitive could be, the police is analysing the recording of the telephone call to find some clue to select where to search.
"A metasearch engine is a search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. Metasearch engines enable users to enter search criteria once and access several search engines simultaneously." (Wikipedia: metasearch engine)