Searching Information on the Web

 



Best Web Search tools

a9.com
Web search and image search results enhanced by Google, Search Inside the Book® results from Amazon.com, reference results from GuruNet, movie results from IMDb, and more.
Ask Jeeves
Search the Web, Pictures, News, Local, Products.
Clusty
Search results organized into folders grouping similar items together.
CompletePlanet
"The Deep Web Directory": a comprehensive listing of dynamic searchable databases that cannot be crawled or indexed by surface Web search engines.
Dogpile
"All the best search engines piled into one."
Google Provides easy access to more than 8 billion Web pages. Other Google Services, including Google Images, Google Maps, Google Print, and other specialized Google search engines supplement the primary Google search engine.
Google Scholar
Search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
A virtual library of Internet resources, built by librarians, relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level.
Scirus
Comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet.
Teoma
Uses "Subject-Specific Popularity" to present most relevant Web sites.
Wayback Machinev (Internet Archive-archive.org)
Visit archived versions of Web sites.
Yahoo!
The Web's oldest "directory," Web sites organized into categories, as well as crawler-based listings for results.

 

Virtual Libraries

The Internet Public Library
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Librarians' Internet Index
WWW Virtual Library

 

News Search Engines

Daypop (a current events search engine)
Google News
NewsIsFree (online news aggregator)
Topix
Yahoo! News

 

Subject Directories

Academic Info [http://www.academicinfo.net/] (Educational Subject Directory - Online Degree Programs - Test Preparation Resources)
AllOneSearch [http://www.allonesearch.com/] (browse a categorised selection of the most popular searches)
Beaucoup! [http://www.beaucoup.com/] ("The ultimate source of free information")
BUBL Link [http://www.bubl.ac.uk/link/] (selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas)
Hotsheet [http://www.hotsheet.com/]
LookSmart [http://search.looksmart.com/] (hand-picked Web sites organized into categories)
Open Directory (dmoz) [http://dmoz.org/] (largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web)
Refdesk [http://refdesk.com/] ("The single best source for facts")
SearchEngines.com ("Your complete search engines resource center")
Thunderstone (Web Site Catalog) (an index of sites, not pages)

 

Image Search Engines

Cydral
Ditto ("See the Web")
Google Image Search
Ithaki (Image/Picture Meta Search)
Picsearch

 

Blog Search Engines

The Annotated Times (New York Times)
Blogdex
Blogdigger
Blogstreet
Fagan Finder (blogs and RSS search engines)
Technorati ("What's happening on the Web right now")


RSS Feeds

RSS is an acronym for Rich Site Summary (or Really Simple Syndication). It is a means of distributing (or syndicating) news headlines on the Web.

CompleteRSS (search and subscribe to thousands of RSS feeds)
Feedster ("search today's Internet for listings, news, and blogs")
Google Reader for RSS Feeds
Search 4 RSS ("The RSS Search Engine")
Sindic8 (RSS and Atom news feeds on a wide variety of topics)
2RSS.com (directory, software, and articles)

 

Specialized Search

BUBL Link Internet resources covering all academic subject areas
PubSub Search PubSub is an automated system that constantly matches your search terms against millions of blogs, online discussions, News releases and SEC fillings, and notify you when there is a matach.
Rollyo Search Rollyo allows you to create your owm little search engines, focused on topics you care about and sources you prefer.