Searching the Internet
|Dissertations Online: Top 30 Web Tools to Search, Download & Review||This guide provides information on locating free, open-source full-text disserations on a variety of subjects.|
|Dissertations: PQDT Open||With PQDT Open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.|
|Free ebooks||An alphabetical list of websites where free ebooks can be downloaded, read online, or searched for via directories or web portals.|
|The Web Index||a research tool for Internet discovery|
|World Wide Web Virtual Library||is a distributed model for creating and maintaining a massive subject directory. Responsibility for maintaining various sections is carried out by volunteers will to build and maintain them for the good of the Virtual Library.|
|Ask.com||Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996, Ask is a question-answering system allowing simply written queries that retrieve results using the ExpertRank algorithm, which identifies the most authoritative websites by determining subject-specific popularity. ExpertRank identifies topics, topic-experts, and the popularity of millions of pages amongst those experts to retrieve highly relevant results.|
|Bing||Microsoft's new search engine, described as a "decision" search engine, with the intention of helping you find the information you need to make relevant decisions (i.e, travel, shopping, health). Image, news, video, maps, and visual search are also provided.|
Blackle is a green-friendly, energy-saving search engine. White and light screens require more energy for monitors to display than do black and dark screens. Blackle is powered by Google Custom Search.
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searches the web, your pc, images, video, Wikipedia, and more.
|Excite||a web portal offering comprehensive search tools.|
|Find That File||nifty search engine where you can narrow your search down to file format, including video, audio, document, fonts, and software.|
analyzes all the content on each web page and factors in fonts, subdivisions, and the precise positions of all terms on the page. It also factors in the content of neighboring web pages which enables Google to return results that are more relevant to user queries.
|HotBot||HotWired adds this Inktomi-based Internet search tool to its collection of hip tools for netizens. Advanced searches don't require any fancy search syntax.|
|Wolfram-Alpha||A computational search engine using built-in algorithms and a data collection to compute the answer. Knowledge-based computing.|
This highly rated metasearch tool uses one search box to wade through nine other services (Open Text, Lycos, Web Crawler, Infoseek, Yahoo, TradeWave Galaxy, Excite, Inktomi, and Alta Vista) and returns a single configured screen of results.
|LightSwitch||is a search service with links to major search engines and to metasearch services.|
On waves, surf wax helps surfers grip their surfboard; for Web surfing, SurfWax is designed to get the best grip on information, providing the "best use" of relevant search results. SurfWax's patent-pending design is the first to make searching a "visual process," seamlessly integrating meaning-based search with key knowledge-finding elements for effective association and recall. The Nautilus is used as a metaphor for knowledge search: a cohesive, spiraling matrix that embodies a powerful, integrated capacity to search, sort, extract and relate information within an elegant, simple "natural interface" to navigate the unstructured and vast Internet as well as enterprise intranets.
top results from popular search engines. WebCrawler® was the first fully indexed search engine on the Web created by Brian Pinkerton at the University of Washington. In 2001, WebCrawler joined InfoSpace, which also owns and operates metasearch engines Dogpile and MetaCrawler, and provides the search results for Excite.
|Charitable Search Engine: goodsearch|
|TweetDeck||a way to organize your Twitter tweets, and track specific topics.|
|socialmention||realtime social media search and analysis|
|boardreader||"Connecting communities through search."|
|Twittercounter||tracks Twitter statistics.|
|Klout||a benchmark for measuring social influence.|
|icerocket||a great tool for monitoring blog activity with trend comparison.|
|Tile.net||Search a directory of e-mail discussion groups|
|Free Public Records Search Directory||serves as a portal to public records from states, counties and cities in the US.|
|Google groups||Search Usenet Newsgroups|
|JuJu||is a job search engine rather than a job board. Juju's comprehensive search results link to millions of jobs found on thousands employer career portals, recruiter websites, and job boards all over the Internet, rather than to a limited set of job listings hosted directly on JuJu's own site. JuJu's goal is to make job searching easier than traditional online job search methods that take too much time and make it difficult for job seekers to find a comprehensive set of relevant jobs. JuJu's goal is to create tools that make jobs more accessible and job search results more relevant.|
|The Science Behind Google||Information about how the various search engines work.|
Email and Telephone Directories
|Addresses.com||claims to be the world's largest email address database. It also has links to telephone directory services.|
|AnyWho Directories||integrates traditional business and consumer white and yellow pages telephone listings with enhanced, Internet-based contact information such as E-mail Addresses and Web Site URLs. Toll Free and FAX numbers can also be listed.|
|SuperPages||also known as Yellow Pages.|
|Yellowpages.com||is an online directory of business listings and city and shopping guides designed to help consumers shop, research products and services, locate merchants and plan entertainment, leisure and travel activities from SBC Communications.|
|Switchboard||allows one to search for a person, an e-mail address, a business, search the web, participate in message boards and get maps and directions.|