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As Search Sites Add More Features, Is Searching the Web Getting an Easier?   by Matt Lake, The New York Times,  July 11, 1998.

Search Engines Can Cut Time You Waste On The Web   by Walter S. Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal, November 12, 1998.

Study Finds Search Engines Cover Only a Small Portion of the Web by Thomas E. Weber, The Wall Street Journal, April 3, 1998


Searches multiple internet sources in the order listed below:

The Web: Yahoo!, Lycos' A2Z, Excite Guide,, PlanetSearch, Thunderstone, What U Seek, Magellan, Lycos, WebCrawler, Infoseek, Excite & AltaVista.

Usnet: Reference, Dejanews, AltaVista and Dejanews'old Database.

FTP: Flies and FTP Search  (Only the first word will be passed to to FTP Search)

News Wires: Yahoo News Headlines, Excite News and Infoseek NewsWires.


Govbot indexes: USA Federal and State Government web sites, official  government documents of the FBI,FDA, IRS,Military and Veteran documents (air force, army, marines  and navy), White House,  Department of Energy. information and  records. Also includes:  census information, congressional record, house and senate bills and legislation, federal law, national and state government  documents, records,  regulations and search engines. CIIR, C.I.I.R..

 The Internet Public Library


If you've ever used the information you found on the Internet in a report, thesis, article, or any other project that required you to list your sources, you've probably pondered the best way to cite that
information. Well, that's the same question a lot of other folks have asked--and while no definitive source yet exists for how Internet citations should be handled, you can find a method that suits your needs. Stop by the Internet Public Library and check out its Citing Electronic Resources page to get links to a number of helpful guides to citing electronic information.

Library Spot

Your students won't want to be without it: a central location with links to libraries online, reference sites, specialty libraries, statistics, maps, phone books, and so on.

Metasearch Uses over 180 search resources.

The New York Times Navigator

Use of the page is free,  but you  must register. Navigator is the home page used by the newsroom of The New York Times for forays into the Web. Its primary intent was to give reporters and editors new to the Web a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around blindly to find a useful set of links of their own. Its secondary purpose was to show people that there's a lot of fun and useful stuff going on out there.

The list is by its nature highly selective and constantly changing. Suggestions are always welcome.

Northern Light Search Engine

A unique new search engine that not only has one of the largest databases on the Web, but it also searches a "special collection" of  2,900 journals, reviews, books, magazines, and news wires not
readily available elsewhere.This is one of the most useful search engines on the Web, because it classifies documents by topic. Be sure to bookmark this treasure!

Search Engine Watch

Learn how search engines work, get a list of the 12 major search engines, 8 specialty search engines, 6 current event search engines, 8 metacrawlers (services that allow searches to be sent to several search engines simultaneously, the results grouped together, and the duplicates removed), power search tips, and search engine resources.  Live links are provided to every site discussed.


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