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Search engines

Search tools

AlltheWeb

AltaVista

Ask Jeeves
A most civilised interface.

Excite

Gigablast.com
Clusters its results. Works particularly well when searching for people.

Google Scholar

HotBot

humansearch.com

The InvisibleWeb.com

ITsearchPORTAL
'Search the top IT websites in one place with ITsearchPORTAL.'

Librarians' Index to the Internet
Sponsored by the Library of California.

Lycos

The Net 1

Open Directory Project
'The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.'

WebCrawler

xrefer
'Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri & books of quotations from the world's leading publishers. All cross-referenced, all reliable, all in one place.'


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Local search engines

Altavista, Google and Yahoo all have local versions for many countries.

Cyberbritain.com

Euroseek

German search engines

Scoot
'Business and service directory, offering a fast and easy way to find information on over two million goods and services. If you wish to find local services (cinemas, plumbers, banks etc.) within the UK, it can save a lot of time.'

searchUK

UK Plus


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Useful collections of search engines

Beaucoup
Listings of engines, directories and indices.

BUBL Information Service
(Bulletin Board for Libraries) 'Free user-friendly access to selected Internet resources covering all subject areas with a special focus on library and information science'

International Search Engines and Foreign Search Engines
From AllSearchEngines.com


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Meta search engines

Debriefing meta search engine
Searches several major search engines.

Dogpile
A multi-engine search tool.

Ixquick Metasearch

MetaCrawler
Powerful meta search engine.

Search.com
From CNET.


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How to use the various search tools

Asian Studies Search Engines
Edited by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Search Engine Reviews
From Search Engine Watch.


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