Access New Zealand [B+K]
A searchable directory of web sites maintained by New Zealand companies and organizations. Owned by Access Directories Ltd. and developed by WebMasters Ltd.
Abacho [K] A German keyword searchers. Searches keywords in full text German pages.
See "Search Engines" for a description.
All4One [U] Simultaneous searches on other engine sites: Alta Vista, Lycos, Yahoo and Webcrawler. Returns an integrated list.
AltaVista - Local: France - Germany - Italy - Sweden [K] Databases: Web and Usenet. Contents: Full-text index of more than 30 million Web pages and more than 15,000 Usenet newsgroups, updated in real time. One of the largest Web index Their spider ('Scooter') crawls the Web at 3 million pages a day and the indexer crunches 1 GB of text per hour. Searching: Powerful and very fast search engine. Offers a simple search or advanced query mode. Within simple search, users can search for exact phrases, require or prohibit words, search within the title field of an HTML document, search for documents that contain a link to a particular URL, use wildcards, and employ case sensitivity. The advanced query allows for the use of Boolean operators (and, or, not, near) ans lets users limit searches by date. Results: Offers three results options: (1) the number of matches (with none of them displayed), (2) 'Compact' results that put each item on one line (the link on the left, followed by the last update date of the file, then the machine-generated abstract scrolling off the screen to the right), and (3) 'Detailed' results (the default option) with the links followed by the machine-generated item abstract in an indented paragraph with the URL at the bottom, the file size and the last update. Results are returned ten items on suggestion. Pro's: Fast searches, large database, finds things others don't. Cons: Inadequate relevancy ranking on Simple Search, which spits out too many lists of links instead of useful documents. Created by: Digital Equipment.
Archie Gateway - FTP Search Locates files on anonymous ftp sites on the Internet. A network-based information tool offering proactive data retrieval and indexing for widely distributed collections of data. Perhaps the best known application of the Archie system is to maintain this Internet Archives database. The database currently contains the names of over 2,400,000 files at over 1,000 anonymous FTP archive sites. Users can rapidly locate needed files without the need to log onto dozens or even hundreds of machines. The Archie system is much more than the Internet Archives database: it has been expanded into a generalized information gathering and distributed database maintenance tool. With Archie, you can build an up-to-date, accurate directory of Internet services, or define new databases and gather entries from across the network.
Ask Jeeves - Allows you to enter plain English questions, to which Jeeves serves up suggested web pages. It's a variation on the All-in-One Search Page theme. Jeeves searches multiple search engines to find out what sites may have the answers to your questions. You might want to ask “What is a SocioSite?"
Civil Right Litigation ClearingHouse
The ClearingHouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases in specific case categories across the United States. It is available to scholars, teachers, students, policymakers, advocates, and the public, to allow greater understanding of civil rights litigation in the USA.
DiZA zoekmachine II - A local Dutch search engine that will find all the information on Zaanstad.
Dogpile [U] -
Searches the Web (Yahoo!, Lycos' A2Z, Excite Guide, Go2.com, WWW Yellow Pages , PlanetSearch, Thunderstone, What U Seek, Magellan, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, AltaVista, Excite & HotBot), Usenet (Hotbot News, Reference.com, Dejanews, Altavista and Dejanews' old Database), FTP (Filez, FTP Search) and News Wires (Yahoo News Headlines, Excite News and Infoseek NewsWires). Only the first word will be passed on to FTP Search.
A great download site with more than 300K software and games, including professional reviews and user ratings.
EC rider [B/K] - A Dutch browsing and keyword searching tool. Fast and easy to use. A search engine and search directory wich categorises all the Dutch sites by subject. In the settings users can change between de EC rider databases: Dutch, French, German or Italian. Yoy can also change the language in Dutch, English, French, German or Italian. Each document is rated, but the rating items are not explained. You can search by sitename, keyword, review or target audience. Boolean operators are nicely implementated, and number of hits can be moderated.
eDirectory [M] - The worlds search engines, categorized by country.
Rather than searching the web, check out the Electric Library's contents. Launch comprehensive searches across this extensive database of more than 1000 full-text newspapers, magazines, and academic journals; images; reference books; literature; and art.
Eureka! Internet Search Engines [M] - Links and reviews to search engines and directories. Includes detailed information on search engines and how they work, and a chapter that shows you how to get your web site listed in all the major search engines.
Europages - More than 150.000 companies in Europe. You can search a product or service and company names.
Excite [B] [K] - Database: Excite is a multi-purpose site. NetReviews is acompanion to the Excite search engine. Fast, smart and user friendly tool for searching full-text of Web pages and Usenet Newsgroups. Web sites and Usenet sites are hierarchically arranged within 14 broad categories, each subcategorized and designed to support informed browsing. Informative reviews and all terms in the subject hierarchy are created and maintained by 30 professional journalists. Contents: It offers NetReviews, as well as an index to more than 1,5 million Web documents, the past two weeks of Usenet news and Usenet classified ads. Searching: Options for searching by concept and keyword. Only simple phrases (concepts, keywords) can be searched and no Boolean operators are supported. Results: A text summary of what's at located sites. (Architext Software).
One of the first browsing tools available and one of the largest. A well organized and easy to browse topical arrangement to a wide variety of resources. Provided as a public service by Trade Wave and 25 volunteer guest editors (real human editors). A useful search engine interface offers easy searching of the selected indexes. Try the Social Sciences section.
GeoSurfer (from World Access Internet Navigator) - A 'surf engine' designed for browsing. Geographical access to 50,000 Web pages with links arranged first by continent, then by country. Within a country, city and/or region, access is achieved by selecting the first letter of the name and then scanning an alpha list of links. Hierarchy is computer generated by alpha sorting keywords from the Web page name, city, country, and a site description. The hierarchy is also searchable. Commercial site, but no fee yet. Geosurfer is maintained by World Access Yellow Pages, Inc.
GNA Catalog of Courses
The Globewide Network Academy is an educational & research organization dedicated to providing a competitive marketplace online for distance learning courses and programs. Their mission is to create a comprehensive source of information, a central listing of online courses and degree programs worldwide. The GNA Catalog of Courses is only part of the spectrum of services they offer to the online education community. They also support a discussion forum for distance educators and maintain a help-wanted database to connect educational institutions, teachers,
and technical support personnel. For distance education courses or programs, you can visit their online distance education catalog; if you click on 'society' and 'sociology', and you may find what your're looking for.
Still the best, the fastest and most reliable search engine in the world.
A database which concentrates on indexing 'content summaries', less duplication. Also provides specialized databases you can search such as public PC software distribution sites, Computer Science technical reports, and AT&T 1-800 number by category or name.
Home Team [K] - Search for pages or names, multiple source searches, limited searches, batch e-mails, submits to multiple search engine sites.
Find a Search - search.com - C|Net Service. Looking for a search engine to get you started? Enter what you are looking for in the box below and click the search button. If you're looking for information on a specific issue, you will the best search tools for finding information about this issue.
W3C Search Engines
A listing of semantic web search engines. Semantic Web search engines are applications for finding ontologies that require reasonable effort: queries are usually written as natural language keywords and results are ranked. It is still hard to choose between two matching ontologies.