Specialized Search Engines
This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to specialized indexes and search engines. There are far too many on the web for anyone to do that. It is only a listing of the sites that I have found to be useful and interesting.
Business Directories ·Education · Entertainment · Financial · Government & Politics · History · Images · Internet · Laws & Legal Info · Medical & Health Care · Miscellaneous · Music · Periodicals · Recipes · Science · Sports · Software & Technology · Weather · Women ·
Business Directories - Top of Page
- A search engine download that uses company names, brand names or ticker symbols. It even gives nicknames to your own favorite jumps.
- Job search index
The BIG BOOK
- Internet Yellow Pages
- The Premier Network for Business, Technology and Knowledge Management
- Search over 60,000 public & private companies
- A searchable database of the program and financial information of 40,000 American nonprofit organizations.
- This site offers White and Yellow pages, guides to government information, classified ads, and a city guide.
- Directory with on-line auctions
- The Internet Branch. Look up the ZIP code for an address, or see the stamps to be issued in the future.
- The global electronic business directory
- World wide pages
- Internet business listings
Education - Top of Page
- Search database of 4500 college and university web pages.
- Educational resources on the Web
- Searchable subject directory of education related sites.
- A research resource geared toward academia.
- Directory of private k-12 schools, and undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S.
- Search the Smithsonian Web
- Extensive international directory of K-12 schools
Entertainment - Top of Page
- Search for movies by title, subject, actors, and more.
- Find out what is playing at your local movie.
- Your guide to the movies
- What's on the tube today? TV show times and extensive information about TV shows. I found no info here on public television stations so you might want to check out PBS Online
Financial Information - Top of Page
- How many Chilean pesos equal one Euro? This is the place to go to find current currency values.
- Directory of financial information on the web. From the Department of Finance at Ohio State University.
- Search for profiles of 10,000 companies and for company websites. This is also the place to find latest corporate earnings.
- By the Mutual Fund Investment Alliance. This site has basic information about fund investing, profiles of mutual funds, and you can track your personal portfolio on line.
- Stock and mutual fund quotes and historical charts.
- This is a very comprehensive site for research on stocks and mutual funds. There is also information on brokers and the economy.
- A good site for quotes, stock information such as charts and earnings, mutual fund information, and financial news.
Government and Politics - Top of Page
- Searchable directory of US government information for seniors. This site includes benefits, education, health, and many other government services.
- Extensive annotated directory of government web sites.
- Government information resources index
- If there's an ISBN#, it's here
- This site indexes 3500 political links. Get the latest political headlines, contact congressmen, follow legislation and much, much more.
- Links to web sites in geography, political sciences, demography, economics, etc.
History - Top of Page
Images - Top of Page
- Searchable collection of 19th and 20th century transportation images from the John Johnson collection of the Bodleian Library.
- This is an all-in-one search page for icons, graphics, and sound files. Search sites include HotBot, Lycos, One Click, and Filez.
- Links to graphics search engines. Also search engines for audio and video files.
- Search photos, art, videos, music, noises
- A searchable directory of over 100,000 images on the web.
Internet Information - Top of Page
- Links to everything connected with the web from search sites to HTML. This is probably one of the most extensive guides to web use and tools available.
- Search for FAQ's.
- Searchable directory of list servers.
- If you like to chat, this directory will help you to locate IRC channels.
- Searchable directory of newsgroups.
The Media Channel
- A searchable guide to video on the Internet. Links to live videos, web cams, and the plug-ins you might need to view them.
- The #1 online encyclopedia and search engine dedicated to computer technology.
- Search for Usenet and Mailing List postings, and for the groups themselves.
- The Webmaster's reference library.
- Find any web site in the world.
- A searchable dictionary of Internet and computer terms. The definitions contain links to relevant web sites.
Laws and Legal Information - Top of Page
- Extensive directory of legal information on the web. You may search the web for legal information by using LawCrawler which combines intelligent agents with an Alta Vista type search engine.
- A searchable directory of 4000 legal web sites in 238 islands, nations, and territories.
Medicine and Health Care - Top of Page
- Searchable subject directory of over 7000 health and medical websites.
- Provides both free and subscription information.
- Searchable directory of all things dental.
- Search major medical web sites assisted by a specialized medical thesaurus. Search terms can also be directed to other web search engines.
- A consumer health information site from the US government.
- An international medical directory which has it's own MedHunt search and also provides access to Medline. The media gallery provides a searchable directory of medical images and movies.
- Health/Medical information center
- The Merck Manual of Medical Information.
- Directory of public health links. From the Rollins School of Public Heath at Emory University.
- Search for medical citations in Medline. From the National Library of Medicine.
- Search for information on prescription drugs. There is also a list of the top 200 drugs being prescribed by physicians in the U.S., and a search link to Alta Vista where you can search for interactions between the top 200 drugs. This site is maintained by Neil Sandow, hospital pharmacy directory.
Miscellaneous - Top of Page
- The #1 genealogy site on the Internet
- A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.
- Find a town, or explore new places
- Mapping service / driving directions
- Interactive mapping service / driving directions
- Submit your URL's
Music - Top of Page
- All-in-one music search site. Search for information on web pages and Usenet news groups.
- Search by artist or title. Download sites are rated by reliability. From Lycos.
- Searchable directory of music sites on the web.
Periodicals - Top of Page
- Search for over 2,000 magazines, through Barnes & Noble.
Recipes - Top of Page
The Kitchen Link
- Searchable site for locating recipes and other information on food and cooking.
- Over 2700 vegetarian recipes.
Science - Top of Page
- Calculators for everything.
- A directory of directories in all fields of science.
- A directory of chemistry sites.
Sports Information - Top of Page
- For skiers and snowboarders
Software and Technology Information - Top of Page
- Search for software at two dozen stores, or search magazines, directories, Usenet groups, or the major web search engines at this Java powered site. Easy to use with smooth operation. If your browser does not support Java, there is a corresponding non-Java site.
- Provides searches and links to audio/video, computer, software, online games and magazine resources.
Weather - Top of Page
- Weather warnings, observations, and forecasts.
- From the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Weather Channel
- Current news, maps and forecasts.
Women - Top of Page
- Web guide for women by Yahoo and Women's Wire.
- Web search for women
- A searchable subject list of all things of interest to and by women on the web.
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