Search Engines and References Resources

General Search Engines

Accufind
 - Choose the best places to make your search
ALI Web
 - Search Form
Alta Vista Technology
Argus Clearinghouse
 - A collection of reviewed, annotated and rated guides to web sites.
CyberFetch
Direct Hit
DisInformation
 - The subculture search engine
Disney Internet Guide
Galaxy
 - A searchable directory of web sites. Galaxy describes itself as the professional's guide to web without making it clear what profession they are talking about. There are no annotations or ratings of the web sites they have chosen to include.
Google!
 - Is a fast, accurate and infomative new search engine.
GoTo
 - Search made simple
HandiLinks
 - Your free Web Directory Service
HotBot
 - 54 million documents: the most complete Web index
InfoSeek
InfoService
 - A large and fascinating collection of links organized into categories. This is a fun site which is sort of like exploring that old trunk in the attic.
Internet Sleuth
 - Choose from over 1,800 searchable databases
KidsClick
 - Web Search for kids by librarians
Langenberg
 - Search and get there faster.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
 - Annotated directory of quality web sites on a wide variety of subjects. There are a few PG-13 sites included. This directory has been designed to meet the needs of public library patrons.
Linkzone
List of Lists
LookSmart
 - This site has a searchable directory of reviewed web sites. The menu system for this directory is quite useful in that you can see several levels of the menus at one time. This site is allied with Alta Vista.
Lycos
 - It's amazing where Go Get It will get you
Magellan
 - Magellan is a searchable directory of web sites. Some have been reviewed and rated. It is possible to search the entire directory or rated sites only. Magellan also has green light sites which are free of content aimed at adults only.
Mining Company
 - This is a searchable directory of reviewed and annotated web sites.
MSNSearch
 - Microsoft
Nerd World Media
 - Internet subject index
NetGuide
 - Do more on the net
The Net One
 - Search engine with numerous categories. Numerous web promotion links here.
Northern Light
 - (Key word index)
Open Directory Project
Open Text Web Index
 - The Internet's home page
PageHaus
 - Guide to the internet
Planet Search
PointCom
 - Anti-porn Search Engine
PointGuide
 - a relatively new website that features a top 10 list, what's cool, what's new, and a search engine.
Point of Origin
 - search for starting points on the internet by category and sub-category.
Rex
 - Internet Resource EXchange
Search
Search Engines Worldwide
 - has links to search engines on over 110 countries
Searchopolis
 - Engine for K-12
Site by Subject
 - Access to 1/10th of the web sites most linked to.
Surfpoint
Virtual Search
WebCrawler
 - "It's that simple"
Zen Search
 - Your alternative search engine

Subject Directories with an Academic Approach

AlphaSearch
 - This is a searchable directory of directories with a definite academic approach. The search funtion is limited, and it seems to be more productive to use the browse option.
BUBL LINK
 - A searchable directory of web sites prepared by the University of Strathclyde Library in Glasgow. This directory is browsable by subject or by Dewey classification number.
INFOMINE
 - A extensive directory of web sites. This site is well-organized and searchable. A scholarly Internet resource collection from the Library of the University of California.
Library of Congress Subject Guides to the Internet
 - Topical guides to the internet prepared by the Library of Congress.
StudyWeb
 - A searchable directory of 15,000 web sites. This site is geared toward K-12 students and teachers, but it has such an extensive collection of resources that it might be useful to the general searcher as well.
World Wide Web Virtual Library Subject Catalog
 - A collection of subject guides to the net maintained now by the World Wide Web Consortium. This list started in 1991 when it was actually thought possible to catalog everything on the web. There are a great variety of subjects, and the focus is more academic than fun.
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