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When you in a hurry ... (Direct Hit Technology)

New search technology (e.g. Direct Hit) provides highly relevant results for any Internet search. By analyzing the activity of millions of previous Internet searchers, this search procedure determines the most relevant sites for your search request.

! Take Google, and Google Advanced Web Search. Results are delivered in order of importance and relevance. The heart of Google´s software is PageRank(TM), a system for ranking web pages. This fast search engine performs "and" queries by default, so it only returns those pages that include all of the search terms. You can also search by phrase with quotation marks ("like this"). Quick and precise. Excellent! Worth checking out:
Paula Dragutsky, Suite101.com: Search and Metasearch Engines, Google: A Review And Search Tips.

Direct Hit. By analyzing the activity of millions of previous Internet searchers, Direct Hit determines the most relevant sites for your search request. Icons (1-5) are used to identify the sites that previous searchers have found useful in satisfying similar search requests. The most relevant web sites are marked with "5". Try Direct Hit on Our Partners' Sites.

Fast Search (without Direct Hit tech). Unique parallel architecture based on Dell servers delivers fast, fresh and most relevant search results. The current catalog contains over 600 million full-text documents.

HotBot Lycos Network), and HotBot (Lycos.de). Provides most-relevant results (CNET Search Engine Shoot-Out). HotBot has incorporated Direct Hit's search engine. You will know that you have received Direct Hit results when you see the "Powered By Direct Hit" logo at the bottom of the results page.

Lycos, and Lycos.de. Direct Hit results will appear under the "Popular" heading for the majority of searches.







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All in One Pages

Beaucoup Search Engines. More than 110 search engines on one page.

Robin Carey, wiz.co.uk: Search Thingy. All in one page, rated top ten search engines.

William D. Cross, Albany: ALL-IN-ONE

Rob Kabacoff, Inter-Links: Finding People on the Net.

MetaMonster. MetaMonster offers you to search 519 search engines (25 languages) at once. Excellent!

Karl Heinz Resch: Best Search Engines. Choose: Best EMail Search Engines.

Rice University, Houston, Texas: Internet Navigation. This is a directory of some of the more useful Internet navigation tools. All of them have their strengths and weaknesses, but some of the best tools to start with have been marked with a "recommended" icon.

SearchIQ: Hot List. The top recommended search tools are listed by category on this page. See also: Reviews: Search Tool Performance. Search engines listed in order of search intelligence.

YAHOO, Phone Numbers and Addresses > Email Addresses >: Individuals.







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Metasearch Engines

Ask Jeeves. Allows you to search by asking a question in natural language syntax. Includes a knowledgebase and metasearch of a couple of search engines.

C4. C4 is the new version of the already excellent metasearch engine cyber 411, with additional search features and personalization features. Comprehensive searches of up to 16 search engines with one query. Present results in groups of ten, with duplicates and irrelevant listings included.

Debriefing. A new meta-search engine that removes duplicates from results and determines the most relevant domain for your search, if it exists.

Dogpile. Provides access to approximately 20 search engines in the following categories: Web metasearch, Web catalog, Usenet, FTP, Biz News, and Newscrawler. Can restrict search by geographic area.

Exploratorius. A new metasearch engine. Exploratorius purpose is to furnish the highest quality results from the best search engines rather than displaying the results of every major search engine.

Gimenei. The fast metasearch engine Gimenei supports both boolean phrases and inclusion and exclusion operators. Searches may also be in question-form. Sites that are displayed as results from Gimenei are ranked according to its order from the source search engine and the web site's actual title, description and URL.

Ixquick. Fast and most comprehensive meta search engine, searches 14 engines. Results ranked by relevancy and includes information on which search engine it came from. Currently one of the few meta search tools that supports regular searches, natural language searches, and advanced boolean searches. If a page is listed in more than one search engine, Ixquick tells you which engines and how it was ranked. The result is that pages found in multiple engines are only listed once and ranked by relevancy. Excellent!

Mamma. Searches the top seven engines and directories. Results presented in groups of 10. No control over the search apparent. Relevancy is average, redundant listings included.

MetaCrawler. Metacrawler simultaneously searches 12 of the Internet's leading search engines. Has the option to sort results by relevance, by source search engine, or by originating site. Excellent!

MetaGer (German pages). Comprehensive, with with colorful ranking system.

QuickFindIt. QuickFindIt is a directory of search sites organized by channels (Sports, Reference, Travel). You can query each site directly from the QuickFindIt page, which makes for a selective yet speedy approach to searching across many engines and directories.

RedeSearch. The "Next Generation Search Engine". Fast comprehensive search of ten popular search engines. Provides users with control of engines searched.

SavvySearch. Searches up to 12 engines including: Lycos, WebCrawler, Google, All The Web, Thunderstone, Infoseek, Direct Hit, HotBot, Excite, Galaxy, AltaVista, NationalDirectory and Usenet.












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Excite Australia
Excite France
Excite Germany
Excite Japan
Excite Netherlands
Excite Sweden
Excite U.K.

Go.com (Infoseek)
Infoseek Brazil
Infoseek Denmark
Infoseek France
Infoseek Germany
Infoseek Italy
Infoseek Japan
Infoseek Mexico
Infoseek Netherlands
Infoseek Spain
Infoseek Sweden
Infoseek United Kingdom

Lycos
Europe:
Lycos Belgium
Lycos Denmark
Lycos France
Lycos Germany
Lycos Italy
Lycos Netherlands
Lycos Norway
Lycos Spain
Lycos Sweden
Lycos Switzerland
Lycos UK
Asia Pacific:
Lycos Japan
Lycos Korea
Lycos Malaysia
Lycos Singapore
Americas:
Lycos Estados Unidos
Lycos Argentina
Lycos Brazil
Lycos Chile
Lycos Colombia
Lycos Mexico
Lycos Peru
Lycos Venezuela

Netscape Netcenter
Netscape Netcenter Australia
Netscape Netcenter Brazil
Netscape Netcenter Canada
Netscape Netcenter China
Netscape Netcenter Denmark
Netscape Netcenter France
Netscape Netcenter Germany
Netscape Netcenter Hong Kong
Netscape Netcenter Italy
Netscape Netcenter Japan
Netscape Netcenter Korea
Netscape Netcenter Latin America
Netscape Netcenter Netherlands
Netscape Netcenter Spain
Netscape Netcenter Sweden
Netscape Netcenter Taiwan
Netscape Netcenter UK

Bryan A. Strome, Canada: Search Engine Colossus. Directory of sorted search engines by country or category.

Toyo Takakuwa, Sumitomo Coal Mining Co, Tokyo: Search Engines Worldwide. A large index of search engines on the internet, sorted by countries.

YAHOO

Europe:
YAHOO Denmark
YAHOO Germany
YAHOO France
YAHOO Italy
YAHOO Norway
YAHOO Spain
YAHOO Sweden
YAHOO United Kingdom & Ireland

Pacific Rim:
YAHOO Asia
YAHOO Australia & New Zealand
YAHOO China
YAHOO Chinese
YAHOO Hong Kong
YAHOO Japan
YAHOO Korea
YAHOO Singapore
YAHOO Taiwan


Americas:
YAHOO Argentina
YAHOO Brazil
YAHOO Canada
YAHOO Mexico
YAHOO Spanish (South America)








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Adobe Systems Incorporate: Search Adobe PDF Online. Now there's a way to search through more than a million summaries of PDF files on the Web. Your search results will allow you to see the summaries before deciding to view the original Adobe PDF.

FINDarticles.COM. FindArticles.com is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.

Hot Neuron LLC.: MagPortal.com. This is a free web site that provides a full-text search engine for online magazine articles. You can browse through nearly 250 categories to find the most recent magazine articles and news feeds for your area of interest. Unlike general search engines which can take weeks to add a new page, new articles in MagPortal.com normally added within 1 business day of their publisher placing them on the net. Go to: Environment & Geology.







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france telecom: FtpFind. Simple, advanced and thematic search.

Ftpsearchengines.com

Lycos > Computers > Free Downloads > Software Search > Advanced FTP Search
(formerly Stig Sæther Bakken, Trondheim, Norway). "Search for" is typically a filename or parts of one.











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Allwhois.com. A listing of whois search engines for different countries. Allows you to check domain name availability in any country.

!Arin: Whois Database Search. IP address ownership. Insert the IP-number. Excellent!

BetterWhois.com. A meta search for all domain registrars to find out who owns and administers a given Internet domain.

!Schwarzl: IP Checker. After insertion of the tcp/ip number you will see the owner and admin of that IP-number.

STEHR Online Kommunikation: Domain-Analyse (in German).

Network Solutions, Inc.: To search by IP address, type "host 121.23.2.7"

What is my IP Address?

Whois.Net. Search domains and lookup whois information.












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About.com: Web Clip Art. Go to: A - Z Topic List. This list identifies all topics of clip art. See also: Clip Art Subjects.

! Altavista: Search for Images.

Bulldozer Software Inc.: Diggit! An image search engine.

Ditto.com. Ditto.com provides a visual mechanism to search the web using pictures instead of text. Users are directed to the originating web site on which the pictures are located.

Excite Precision Search. Search for "Photos". First type your search terms in the Search box, then select "Zoom In" to see search suggestions.

! Google Image Search BETA. One of the most comprehensive Picture Search Engines on the Web, with more than 150 million images. You also get access via the Advanced Search Page.

Lycos: Multimedia Search.

YAHOO: Picture Gallery. Search for pictures.














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FindSame. FindSame is a service that lets you find documents on the Web that match large pieces of the search. It finds documents that contain phrases, sentences, and paragraphs of the submitted document. The "whole document search" is useful in many different situations where current search engines aren't helpful. For example, if you are an author or publisher you can check if someone has copied your material by submitting it. You can also use it to find poems, songs, or stories where you only know a few lines or a verse.

Fireball Wissen. A specialized search engine for "knowledge" and science, even for PDF and DOC/RTF files, and a newsgroup directory (in German).

GEIN, German EnvironmentalInformation Network (in German). The GEIN search engine consolidates a wide range of information currently distributed across many different Web sites run by public institutions in Germany, such as environmental authorities, agencies and ministries at the federal levels. It thus acts as an information broker for environmental information in Germany.

NEC Research Institute, Princeton: ResearchIndex. ResearchIndex is a scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. The current database focuses mainly on computer science articles.

! Scirus. Responding to the need for focused, comprehensive and reliable overviews of relevant scientific information, Elsevier Science has developed the powerful Internet search tool Scirus. Scirus distinguishes itself from existing search engines by concentrating on scientific content only and by searching both Web and membership sources (see below for more details). It enables scientists, students and anyone searching for scientific information to chart and pinpoint data, locate university sites, and find reports. At this stage Scirus covers more than 60 million science related pages from the Web as well as membership sources such as ScienceDirect, MEDLINE on BioMedNet, Beilstein on ChemWeb and Neuroscion. Excellent!

U.S. Geological Survey, (a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior), Reston, VA: Search Engine. Topics are: "Biological Resources", "Earthquakes", "Fact Sheets", "Floods", "Jobs/Employment Opportunities", "Maps", "Minerals", "News Releases", "USGS Manual", "USGS by State", "Volcanoes", etc.

Web-agri.com. The agricultural search engine.

wwwINTERNETS, Inc.: Science Databases, and To Science Databases. Go to: Geology Databases. Updated within the last 6 month.






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Computer Center of Lower Saxony (Regionales Rechenzentrum für Niedersachsen, RRZN), University of Hannover, Germany: MESA, MetaEmailSearchAgent The largest email address book worldwide. Excellent!

The Informant. The Informant is a free service that will save your favorite search engine queries (AltaVista, Excite, Infoseek, and Lycos) and web sites, check them periodically, and send you email whenever there are new or updated web pages.

Karnak. Karnak helps you find and accumulate a personal library of knowledge. It compiles information from multiple internet sources and providing you a summarized, condensed, and highlighted report. Karnak regularly updates you on the status of your research by email. Guest access is completely free!






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MetaCrawler: People Find Excellent!
NetFerret: Download and install your personal search engine (WIN 95 and NT4). WebFerret supposed to be the fastest way to find any information on the World Wide Web.








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Teaching Library Internet Workshops University of California, Berkeley: Finding Information on the Internet. A tutorial.

Paula Dragutsky, Suite101.com: Search and Metasearch Engines. Articles and reviews.

Scott Hertzberg, Online Research and Information Center (ORIC), National Criminal Justice Reference Service, July, 2000: Getting the Most Out of Web Search Services. Web searching workshop.

Stefan Karzauninkat, c´t 23/99: Zielfahndung, and Suchmaschinen, Verzeichnisse und andere Nachschlagewerke (in German).

lookoff.com: An Overview of the Internet, Search Tactics. Look for the search engine reviews! There are specific features reviewed for each major search engine, along with a summary and opinions on strengths and weaknesses for each search engine.

PBS ONLINE: Subject Indexes and Search Tools

Gary Price, Gary Price Research and Internet Consulting: Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers, and Issues. This article has useful advice on the features of the most commonly encountered web search engines, including Google, AllTheWeb, Altavista, MSN Search, Northern Light.

Search Engine Watch. A great gateway to the technology and wealth of information about internet indexing. Search Engine Submission Tips, Reviews, Ratings & Tests and Search Engine Resources. Excellent! Go to: Media Metrix Search Engine Ratings. Media Metrix provides web site ratings based on a sample of about 50,000 web surfers. These monthly ratings are widely cited as measure of popularity. Search Engine Features For Webmasters. The search engine features chart provides a summary of important factors and features that can affect how sites are indexed and ranked.

SearchIQ. This site provides independent reviews and rankings to help you make informed choices in selecting search tools and directories. Use the subject directory to locate what you are looking for quickly. Speciality search engines are one of the best ways to help you locate the information you want.

SearchIQ: Hot List. The top recommended search tools are listed by category on this page. See also: Reviews: Search Tool Performance. Search engines listed in order of search intelligence.

Chris Sherman, The Guardian, September 6, 2001: Search for the invisible web. There are more websites than those seen with the naked eye.

Submit Corner: Search Engine Overview. This guide documents what search engines look for when indexing, what to avoid, and other tips to help boost your rankings.

Die Suchfibel. All about search engines (in German).

Aaron Taylor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah: A Guide to Web Directories. This guide lists general Web directories but not search engines.

Jim World, Ultimate Bulletin Board: Search Engine Forums. Discuss the search engines and get answers. A different Forum for each search engine.









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