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SECTION FOUR: AGGRESSIVE PATTERN SEARCHERS



INFORMATION ABOUT SEARCH ENGINES...

  • Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources : a 32 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet.
  • The Researcher's Companion : a tutorial in research resource searching.
  • Study Navigator : useful comprehensive searcher in support of research activity.
  • Finding Quality Information on the World Wide Web : Based on a Presentation Given at the Tenth Annual Conference of the International Information Management Association by Adrienne Franco and Richard L. Palladino.
  • Academic Use of Digital Resources: Disciplinary Differences and the Issue of Progression
  • Searching the Internet : A White Paper by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.
  • Deep Content: Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet
  • Search Engine Watch : a review of which toy does what.
  • Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers, and Issues
  • Internet Search Engine Database : information on directories and search engines, as well as articles and news.
  • Searchability : an assessment of the various types of search engines complete with recommendations.
  • Quick Reference Guide to Search Engine Syntax
  • Windweaver Search Guide
  • SearchPower : searchable subject index of search engines. Currently they list over 1600 engines.
  • Web Search Basic Skills
  • Internet Search Tips and Strategies
  • AltaVista Search tutorial
  • To Search the Web, These Programs Use More Engines Than the Indy 500 : article on searching from the LA Times.
  • Search Engine Watch : a site designed to keep search engine users and web developers informed.
  • Comparing Search Engines : a collection of articles.
  • Web Searching Tools - An Evaluation : by Ian Winship. A discussion paper on the strengths and weaknesses of the major searchers plus insights on how to use them.
  • Engine Review : An independent review of the strengths and weaknesses of the major search engines. Cogently viewable only with a graphics browser; makes no sense with lynx.
  • Project Aristotle -- Automated Categorization of Web Sites
  • The Scout Toolkit : Search frontend: browsers, search tools, specialized tools.
  • McKinley Voyeur : see what other people are searching for; and see what people are searching for at Webcrawler (needs Java capable browser) Search Ticker
  • Search Engine Tutorial for Web Designers : reference material on the various search engines and how they work.
  • Jayde : free and immediate site additions to 40 categories; add your own site with this.
  • the Big List of Blog Search Engines
    THE ENGINES THEMSELVES...

  • IxQuick : a privacy protecting, non-user-tracking search engine.
  • DuckDuckgo : a privacy protecting, non-user-tracking search engine.
  • Blekko : a privacy protecting, non-user-tracking search engine.
  • Searchengines Index
  • Blekko : slashtag searching.
  • Findelio : another metasearcher.
  • Dumbfind : a slightly different approach.
  • Google Scholar : a central starting point for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed papers, books, abstracts and technical reports.
  • Scopus : a single Abstract and Indexing (A&I) database, which covers 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 STM publishers. Also 167 million scientific web pages going back forty years.
  • Blog Search Engine : exclusively for searching Blogworld.
  • Answer Bus : with a natural language search routine.
  • Mooter
  • Ay-Up
  • Nebulasearch
  • Search Engine Colossus : classified by country; for instance the page for Canada
  • allCanadianSearch
  • Internet Archive Wayback Machine : site from 1996 to the present archived and searchable. 100 Terabytes of goodness.
  • Ingenta : formerly CARL UnCover.
  • AlltheWeb - advanced
  • Northern Light
  • Complete Planet : directory of public databases and specialty search engines.
  • Profusion : a very good multi-engine searcher.
  • Google : advantage is that it has many items cached in full; also GoogleBuzz : a value-added service.
  • iLor Search : a Google-based research engine.
  • Chilling Effects : URLs that are delisted by Google because of legal threats are sent to the Chilling Effects site.
  • Search all four Google databases at once
  • Zapmeta : another metasearch engine.
  • Metor : another metasearch engine.
  • Search Online : another metasearch engine.
  • Ilectric : another metasearch engine.
  • 20Search.com : another metasearch engine.
  • Search Thingy : Top 10 Search Engines; input search text ONCE - then in future use Back Button.
  • lastminutesearch.com : links to over 1,000 search engines in 130 countries, is based on a "twoclickaway" system.
  • WebBrain
  • Guidebeam
  • FindSame : search for documents using large pieces of text rather than keywords.
  • MultiMeta
  • Agentland : portal to intelligent agents, comprehensive directory of agents resources.
  • vivisimo.com
  • Simpli.com : a new way to locate URLs.
  • SurfWax : Java based presentation of results.
  • Karnak : one continuous offline research scan for free, more for money.
  • Hubat
  • Ixquick : "Most powerful meta search engine on the web"
  • MagPortal : searches magazine articles, with subject headings.
  • Snoopa
  • Skworm present results in a different way.
  • Search Jake : medicine oriented search engine at Yale.
  • Infomine : at the University of California.
  • Scout Report Signpost
  • The Argus Clearinghouse
  • The BigHub.com
  • Libr.Org Search Platform
  • Yureka
  • MultiCrawl
  • FAST : "Super-fast, Low-cost System Designed to Scale with Explosive Web Growth; offers 80 Million Searchable Documents Today."
  • All SearchEngines.com complete list and site submissions too.
  • What-U-Seek : another good multi-engine searcher.
  • Search for Social Sciences Data on the Net : at ucsd.
  • iAtlas
  • Debriefing
  • Canada.Com : Southam's entry into the searcher business, thus a gift from the previous owner, Citizen Kane [I mean Lord Black], continued by the new bush league owners, the Asperborg. Very good for Canadian materials. Also has CableTV schedules even for my little town in Lotusland, free email address and bunch of other stuff.
  • Ultraseek : Supposed to be the biggest, fastest, etc.
  • Alcanseek : a search engine designed specifically for Alaskan and Canadian web sites.
  • METAINDICE.COM : metasearch engine that brings together the results of 22 search engines of Spanish web pages.
  • Amnesi : search for a domain name when you don't remember the exact name.
  • Ask Jeeves : Internet search engine that accepts natural language queries.
  • Use-it : Meta search engine which canvases 40 search engines and databases at the same time.
  • Power Search : another multiple searcher site.
  • Dogpile : and yet another multiple searcher site.
  • Beaucoup : and still another multiple searcher site.
  • Mamma : new parallel search engine self-described as 'The Mother of all Search Engines'.
  • AOL NETfind
  • The Spanish Connection : localized search engines for Spanish language resources. In Spanish and English.
  • Javasearch : JavaScript-based search page from Blaken Cameron providing convenient access to 65+ search engines including Japanese, Software, Music and other subject-specific Engines
  • Metacrawler : searches other search engines' caches for links.
  • all4one : simultaneous searches on other engine sites. Returns an integrated list.
  • Search.com : all-in-one search launchpoint with 250 targets.
  • Hotbot : the engine formerly known as Inktomi, set up with Wired Magazine.
  • Alta Vista : searches Web or Newsgroups. Can access 'all 8 billion words on 16 million Web pages or full text of 13,000 newsgroups'. From Digital Equipment.
  • Excite : gives a text summary of whats at located sites.
  • Botspot : start your bot to monitor newsgroups, website updates, etc.
  • NetSearcher: The Search Engine for Internet Professionals : Mecklermedia.
  • Looksmart Directory : categorized, sponsored by the National Geographic.
  • Jumpstation II : Search the Web by keyword .
  • FTP Search Engine: Archieplex
  • New Riders' WWW Yellow Pages
  • The Internet Sleuth : all in one starting point.
  • Sunsite WAIS Interface : simultaneous search of all public WAIS databases.
  • UC Berkeley Sunsite Digital Library
  • Lycos : Search all URLs by keyword .
  • WebCrawler : Boolean search of the Web by keyword .
  • Magellan: The McKinley Online Directory
  • babyOIL : a frontend for a number of searchers. The name defies explanation; its from Oz.
  • Maple Square a classified list of Canadian sites.
  • The Otis Index
  • Snoopie Free now: "The fastest file search engine on the Internet" (?) Pay Later?
  • CyberDewey: Dewey Decimal Hotlist
  • Ali-Web : at Nexor in the UK.
  • Global Network Academy : at MIT.
  • EINet Galaxy
  • SavvySearch
  • Internet Search at Netscape (Infoseek)
  • Infoseek Search
  • Master List of Search Engines at Yahoo : includes Harvest .
  • Yahoo : Large and Growing Classified List of URLs; and My Yahoo , a customized version which requires registration; and Yahoo Canada
  • MultiSearch Canada
  • NLightN : requires registration.
  • Nerd World Media Internet Subject Index
  • Compact, Sorting, Forms-Based Archie : convenient way of searching for free software of known title on the Net.
  • W3 Search Engines at the University of Waterloo : Another Master List of Search Engines.
  • Search U.S. government sites
  • Index to Canadian Federal Royal Commission reports : searchable.
  • Canadian Government Main Site : Central access point.
  • Federal Government of Canada Departments
  • Canadian Research and Electronic Documents Ordering Service : from Micromedia; contains OSC bulletins, Guide to Canadian Corporate Reports, Canadian Research Index.
  • UKdirectory : free, powerful, simple way to find any WWW site in Britain.
  • WWLib : another directory to British Web sites. This one uses the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Company Site Locator : give it a company name and it tries to find its Web site.
  • URL Minder : Free service; camps on a URL you submit and then e-mails you when it changes.
  • Radaris : Radaris is a real-time search engine for people, professional records, patents, publications, news, social network activity, contact information and often more.


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