One of the best sources for information on search enginges. The site provides searching and submission tips, a listing of differnt categories search engines, reviews, ratings and tests, and other resources on search engines.
An analysis of 13 search engines including Alta Vista, Deja News, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, WebCrawler and Yahoo; features reviewed include databases for searching, types of searches available, and results content. Helpful comments are included.
A series of tables of various types of search engines (keyword/subject, discussion groups, people indices, education-related) with brief descriptions of classification scheme, search options, and so forth.
Information on searching the Internet using Multi-search engines, rather than individual search engines. Discusses the theory of how these things work, their advantages and disadvantages and finally presents the reader with a small tabular comparison of some major Multi-search engines.
A detailed comparison of six web search engines. She evaluates the results of seven sample searches on topics such as comparative reviews of new cars, Europe's Internet access infrastructure, and tennis elbow. She provides tips and techniques as well as a search engine feature sheet. Excite and Infoseek get top honors, followed by HotBot and then AltaVista.
A comparison of Internet indexing tools. Evaluation of many of the most popular Web search engines and subject catalogs. Suited as a guide for the Internet novice, it also serves as a checklist for experienced netsurfer's and information specialists who want specific features or value-added services. Information, links to and evaluations of approx 30 subject catalogues and search engines.
A primer that looks at eight search engines ( (Alta Vista, Open Text, WebCrawler, Excite, Infoseek Guide, Lycos, HotBot, and Infoseek Ultra), from the point of view of user search features, rather than speed or size of index. It gives a brief explanations of such features as Boolean searching, proximity operators, field searching, phrase searching, and truncation searching. The article is accompanied by a table that gives the basic syntax for how to use these features. In november '96 this article will be moved to the site's archive.
A resource designed to provide information to two distinct groups of users: web professionals (commercial webmasters, site designers and promoters), and web searchers. The "Webmaster's Guide to Search Engines" contains information on search engine design, ranking, and tips on how to make sure your site receives a high relevance rating. "Search Engine Facts and Fun" contains information on the major search services. "Search Engine Status Reports" shows how search engines are doing in a variety of areas, from financial to technical. "Search Engine Resources" contains search engines reviews, tutorials on how to use search engines, insight into search engine technology.
Library, University of California, Berkeley. Information on the type, size and content of each search engine's database, search options, update frequency and how results are displayed. Covers: Yahoo, Galaxy, Alta Vista, Infoseek Guide, Open Text Web Index, Lycos.
A comparison between the Lycos search tool and the InfoSeek search tool; attempts to ascertain which tool provides the most effective mechanism for searching WWW resources, using a number of different indicators.
Evaluation of four search engines, Lycos, WebCrawler, WWWorm, and Harvest, and two Subject Trees with search engines, Yahoo and EiNet Galaxy. This paper appeared in VINE (99) 1995, 49-54.
Search service and retrieval
Searching the Web: Basic and Advanced Bocher is the library technology consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Devidion for Linraries, Technology, and Community Learning. He seems well qualified to instruct us how to locate a particular information resourc with the many powerful and sophisticated search engines available.
Offers new users help to identify the network tools most appropriate for their needs. Includes a comprehensive listing of all netwerk tools organized by function. You can investigate searchable indexes, subject catalogs, and annotated resource indexes and decide which tool best fits their needs. For further investigation, a link is provided to more comprehensive listings of tools in each category.
A presentation targeted toward WEB searchers, in particular, reference librarians and those who navigate the Internet on a frequent basis. It looks at search engines, comparing search techniques and noting differences.
Updated version of "Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet or Finding a Needle in a Haystack" delivered at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"What follows is a discussion of three Internet resources which, in turn, provide evaluation of Internet resources. As the numbers ofInternet sites continue to increase by hundreds of thousands per year, such evaluative tools will become increasingly important for the conduct of useful and effective information gathering from this medium." Magellan - McKinley's Internet Directory Point GNN (Global Network Navigator) Voices - Web Review.
Reprinted from ConneXions, Volume 9(4) April 1995. A paper that investigates the (dis)advantages of robots, with an emphasis on robots used for resource discovery. Alternative discovery strategies are compared. Koster concludes that while robots will be useful in the immediate future, they will become less effective and more problematic as the Web grows.
Research Issues - Electronic Information Group, Computing and Information Services, Texas A&M University. Predominantly documentation from developers of Internet indexes and search engines: Lycos, Harvest, WebCrawler, World Wide Web Worm, RBSE, Fish Search, RMG (Remote Managing Gigabytes).