Finding Things on the Internet
In addition to death and taxes, there is one more thing you can always
count on - if you are interested in something, no matter how seemingly obscure,
100 people have already written about it somewhere on the Internet. The
seemingly daunting task is to actually track down and locate the stuff you're
looking for. Just remember - Don't Panic! There are many easy to use searching
tools that can help you find out information on the Internet about almost
any subject. Many different information search and retrieval systems have
been built to help Internet users wade through the morass of terabyte after
terabyte of information goo with some logical, organized approach. A listing
of some of the more popular search engines, including a brief description
and actual hot link to their sites, is as follows:
Perform keyword and phrase searches on a vast array of web pages.
The granddaddy of all the search engines. Search through categorized listings
of web resources, as well as newsfeeds and other web site information.
2. Infoseek Guide
Performs word and phrase level searches across huge indexed and categorized
databases of web pages, gopher pages, ftp sites, and more.
Search through a vast database of indexed web page subjects and categories,
as well as reviews of web pages.
Search through categorized web information, including sound, graphics and
video file listings.
6. Open Text Index
Search through an indexed database of over 21 billion words taken from the
actual text of web pages.
Search through categorized and indexed lists of web pages, gopher pages,
and other Internet resources which have been reviewed and rated as to content.
8. Alta Vista
Created by Digital Equipment using their DEC Alpha system as the search
engine, this site provides indexed searches of more than 16 million web
pages and 13,000 newsgroups.
A compendium of hundreds of search engines all under one roof, accesible
individually or in groups.
Search through a comprehensive archive of shareware and freeware computer
programs for many popular computer types.
11. Who Where?
Search through databases with information on individuals and companies.
12. The Electric Library
A fee based library of searchable magazines, books, periodicals, reference
materials, databases and news feeds.
13. Deja News
Search through a huge database of Usenet Newsgroup postings.
14. The Net Locator
Creates multiple searches through different search engines from a single
Directory of information and services.
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