The Search Page
Point your mouse in the direction of one of these search engines to find
information on your topic. Different engines have different strengths.
Over time these search engines are evolving. Many of the older search engines
have expanded into web directories or web portals, often having a more
streamlined search page at a different URL. The Altavista link below
is now more of a web portal to many different services. I find that
its "sub" page, Ragingsearch.com, is a faster, more effective search engine
than its mother page.
Most search engines require you to identify the two or more words you
are searching with a "+" or "( )" or an "and". If you know the exact
phrase, you will get more direct hits by enclosing a phrase in quotation
marks. You need to check the on-line documentation at each site.
Check Boolean Logic page below for more information on Boolean searching.
Pointers to Tools for Searching the Internet and World Wide Web
Free Pint Bar
British site that contains current information on web search issues.
It also maintains an archive where web search topics are available for
download--from wedding preparation to chemical engineering searches.
Alta Vista Search Engine A
powerful, easy to use search engine that accesses the largest number of
sites for searches. If you type more than word into the search form, the
search is automatically of the "OR" type. See the Advanced Query page to
search for two or more terms together using AND.
Raging. The daughter
search engine of AltaVista: fast, no-nonsense, effective!
Excite Search Another powerful
Deja News. This site permits
you to search News Groups for information!
WebCrawler This engine is very easy
to use. To see HOW to do searches with this engine, click on the "help"
button; you will get sample searches.
Infoseek Search. At go.com,
Infoseek searches the web, images, and audio/visual.
Lycos Like a spider on a web,
this giant engine can search an enormous number of databases for you. You
DO need to follow a certain protocol to search for more than one term.
FAST . All the Web.
All the Time: another no-nonsense search engine.
CUSI Actually, a multiple groups
of searchers on one page by NEXOR. Not much help on "how to."
LookSmart. This site touts
itself as a "web directory" with searches in different categories and links
to non-search pages.
Google! Simply type Google
into Netscape and this search engine will come up.
Netscape's Net Search Page.
Dogpile. One of
the Meta Searchers that accesses info from more than one engine.
Inference Find. A popular
6-engine meta searcher.
One of the original multiple search engines.
It has a
that is one of the search-only no-frills pages now popular among search
engines. The power-page permits you to select what engines you want
searching for you.
meta search page.
All-in-One Search Page.
The go.com page searches over 500 databases, search and meta engines, indices,
and web directories.
Northern Light . Northern
Light allows one to search all its available sources, including articles,
the WWW, or "special collections." You may also customize your searches.
The Invisible Web:
a search engine that searches in the "dark," not-usually-searched regions
of the web: the invisible web!
Library. A 9-engine search page off the main library page.
37.com . This search pages links
to 37 search engines.
Search Engines Engine.
This page contains links to some 100 search engines and gives a relative
ranking of engines in which you are interested.
From A-to-Z Searching.
This page provides general, meta, and specialty searches. It also has links
to shopping sites.
of California Hastings Law Library . A 9-engine search page,
not limited to law.
Biolmolecules Research Tools. Search tools specifically for Biotechnology
Index gopher://probe.nalusda.gov:7020/77/agricola/agidx This
search device is for ag Gophers!!
Information on HOW to Use and Evaluate Search Engines.
Search Tools in Oregon
UNIX Search Tools
Veronica List Veronica sites for doing searches for a word or words
in titles. A site that gives directions is given. Boolean logic (aaahhhhhh!!!)
Archie List Archie is used to locate FILES..so you must know the NAME
of the file you are searching for. THEN you can use FTP to "get" it. Direction
link to Patrick Crispens set of OUTSTANDING lessons on how to use internet
tools from email to irc!
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