Search Engines and Search Links
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Supercrawler - meta sercher
If you're searching for a person's home page, try Ahoy!
Best of the Web!
BigEye of the Web - Top Variety
Linkcentre - Linkcentre is a category based directory with a fast search engine
Zensearch - 100% Quality web search! and category directory
Internet for the Fine Arts
Comprehensive network of artists, galleries, museums, organizations, and resources relating to the fine arts.
Multi-Language All in One
All 4 One Meta search engine
Meta searcher, 4 engines at the same time
All in One
A collection of many search engines.
Searches for advertising.
Argus Clearinghouse - Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides
Here you'll find Web links arranged mainly in educational categories, such as the humanities, social sciences, and science.
CUI W3 Catalog
The CUI W3 is a useful searchable interface to several manually maintained Internet catalogs. They come courtesy of the University of Geneva.
A configurable search interface created by Nexor Ltd. in Nottingham.
Searches the Newsgroups.
EINet Galaxy is one of the most exhaustive directories of Internet resources. It's fully searchable, too.
Architext's Public Search Engine.
FTP Search '95
Searches FTP sites.
The Global Network Navigator (GNN)
O'Reilly and Associates provides access to the Whole Internet Catalog, an on-line marketplace, and several special-interest newsletters
The Harvest Information Discovery and Access System
At this search site, you can build brokers that assist in conducting high-powered searches for Internet info. It's a very ambitious scheme, and it works.
The HOTLAVA search engine
InfoSeek is a subscription search tool ($9.95 per month) that yields highly accurate results to plain English queries. The fee is quite reasonable in the light of the highly focused search results.
JumpStation uses "robots" to go out and compile Web indexes by subject, title, and document header. Be warned: The search results vary widely in focus. The Jumpstation is an alternative database for searching for W3 pages. Single word matches work best.
JumpStation uses "robots" to go out and compile Web indexes by subject, title, and document header. Be warned: The search results vary widely in focus. The search engine allows you to enter adjacent words in single-type searches but not multiple-type ones. That means you can search for all documents with the phrase "Mary Contrary" in their title, or you can search for all documents with "Mary" in the title and "Contrary" in the header, but you cannot search for all documents with "Mary Contrary" in the title and "Curds" in the header. Jumpstation II is a good engine for seeking major topics, but it's not necessarily the right choice for obscure subjects. For example, in testing Jumpstation II and the following engines, I used the search term "Phish" (a reference to a semi-obscure musical band) and "Capra" (a reference to super-obscure author Fritojf Capra). Neither of these keywords yielded any matches on Jumpstation II. On the other hand, "Macintosh, " not surprisingly, yielded 39 hits.
Lycos is Carnegie-Mellon's well-known Internet search tool. It's massive and sometimes painfully overburdened, even though several servers are on-line. Lycos presents two databases to search: The small catalog has 237,000 entries, while the large catalog is bursting with more than 1.2 million. It should not be surprising that a query to the large catalog using the keyword "Macintosh" scored more than 4,000 hits, making Lycos a somewhat overenthusiastic search tool for such a high-profile subject. With a forms-supporting browser, however, you can limit the number of hits that Lycos will return, which should help ameliorate the avalanche. Lycos ferreted out 74 hits on the keyword "Phish," although many of the hits ultimately referenced the same pages. Lycos dug up 26 finds for the keyword "Capra," and, lo and behold, three of them referenced documents with content about Fritojf Capra.
Microsoft allows you to search their entire domain for all sorts of useful information.
New Riders' Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages
Nexor Public Services
Here's another popular search tool, with powerful directories that perform keyword searches across the Web.
Nikos Search Engine
Another powerful Web search tool. Single word matches work best.
A very large collection of indexed documents (400,000+) and 9.7 million hyperlinks make this one of the more comprehensive Web searching sites.
Open Market's Commercial Sites Index
Here's a useful list of more than 2,500 links to commercial, government, and nonprofit home pages.
A breadth-first content-based search engine. It doesn't have nearly the comprehensive range of the Lycos engine, but RSBE offers a way to glean content from the Web without hauling down a boatload of data. It's probably best used for high-profile content searches, when you are looking for links to get you started in a subject area.
The Social Science Information Gateway based at the University of Bristol. For finding and connecting to social science resources on the internet.
Veronica is probably the Internet's most powerful, and most popular search tool. Veronica accepts simple keyword searches, or combinations of keywords. It then searches gopherspace for any matches. Gopher is a huge Internet-wide information database which is arranged as a menu structure. Veronica may return pointers to individual files held in gopherspace, or menu items. Clicking on a menu item will bring up more items on your search topic. Be warned, however, Veronica is extremely popular, and each server has a limited number of requests which it can consider at any one time. If the server that you link to doesn't respond, click on the Veronica reference next to the input box, and choose another of the many world-wide Veronica servers. Single keywords such as KLF can be input, or more complex enquires such as titles of publications. More details can be found at the Veronica site.
The WebCrawler contains 350,000 Web documents indexed for keyword searches. It's incredibly comprehensive and surprisingly fast. WebCrawler indexes the content of documents, not just URLs and titles, and also allows for adjacency searches (e.g., "Mary Contrary"). The search term "Macintosh" returned 1,763 documents, obviously a more comprehensive find than with Jumpstation II. The WebCrawler came up with 22 documents for the keyword "Phish," but only four for "Capra" and none for Fritojf Capra. With its content-based approach, a 50MB content-database, and 40MB of known links, the WebCrawler is an excellent search tool for finding a wide range of references. One of the fastest and most comprehensive general Web searches that you can perform.
What's New Too
Searches last seven days of newly announced sites!
World Wide Web Worm
The Worm is an automated search system that scans the Web at your request and creates a personal searchable catalog. The flexibility of the WWWW lies in the complexity of its search language and the diversity of information for which it can scan. For example, you are not limited to subject, address, and content, but can search for content-based, URL address-based, or even filename-based (i.e., MPEG files) items. The worm is continually scouring the Web for resources and provides you with search capabilities on its valuable database of 300,000 multimdeia objects.
World Wide Yellow Pages
Just what you'd expect: lists of all the businesses on the Web, with daily updates and links to search tools.
The WWW Virtual Library
Another good place to start exploring if you have a particular topic in mind, the Virtual Library includes topical and geographical indexes to Web pages.
Yahoo is a massive, essential index of Web pages organized into categories. It also includes a search tool. Watch out: It's popular and crowded.
Yellow Pages are maintained by a consortium of Internet Service Providers.
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