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Search engines.
The defacto standard
for locating information on the Internet.

Along with their second cousins .. directories and indexes.

But, the Internet is growing so rapidly
even the massive search engines are struggling.

Collected here,
for explorers,
the major and minor players in this game - of hide and seek ...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1Search Engines
1.1Search Engines: Popular
1.2Search Engines: Meta Search
1.3Search Engines: By Name
1.4Search Engines: Resources
2Notes
 Page Notes
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1   SEARCH ENGINES

This section contains subsections 1.1 through 1.5.
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1.1   Search Engines: Popular

The following websites are the more popular general purpose search engines.
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AltaVista .. [Details]: One of the first. [RD:20020911].
Ask Jeeves .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
AOL NetFind .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Excite .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Go.com .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Google .. [Details]: Powerful search engine. Fast, simple, good results. [RD:20020911].
GoTo .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
HotBot .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
LookSmart .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Lycos .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Metacrawler .. [Details]: Search the search engines. [RD:20020911].
MSN (Microsoft) .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
NBCI .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Northern Light .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Open Directory Project .. [[Details]: Human-edited search engine and directory. Hosted on major search engines. [RD:20020911].
Search.com .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. [RD:20020911].
WebCrawler .. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
Yahoo .. [Details]: One of the first search engines. Still very popular. [RD:20020911].
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1.2   Search Engines: Meta Search

The following websites allow visitors to access multiple search engines. Some search multiple search engines simultaneously while others have a list of search engines, databases, directories, and indexes you can search from one page.
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1Blink.com .. [Site]: 1Blink. [Details]: Metasearch several popular search engines. [RD:20020911].
100hot .. [Site]: 100hot. [Details]: Top search results from more than 40 of the most requested Internet categories. [RD:20020911].
7MetaSearch.com .. [Details]: Metasearch several popular search engines. [RD:20020911].
MetaSearch All4one Search Machine .. [Details]: Searches several popular search engines. Results displayed in side-by-side windows. [RD:20020911].
All-in-One Search .. [Details]: Search hundreds of: search engines, databases, directories, and indexes. [RD:20020911].
beaucoup.com .. [Details]: Thousands of: search engines, directories, and indexes. Query 10 search engines at once. [RD:20020911].
Dogpile .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. Many related resources. [RD:20020911].
KnowAll for a Direct Answer .. [Details]: Hundreds of search engines. [RD:20020911].
Metacrawler .. [Details]: Search the search engines. [RD:20020911].
MyResearchDesk.com .. [Details]: Metasearch engine feature. [RD:20020911].
refdesk.com .. [Details]: Hundreds of search engines. [RD:20020911].
Search.Com .. [Details]: Metasearch hundreds of search engines. C/Net site. [RD:20020911].
searchenginewatch.com .. [Details]: Major search engines and directories. [RD:20020911].
selfpromotion.com .. [Details]: Extensive list of: search engines, catalogs, indexes from around the world. [RD:20020911].
simplify.net .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. Simple interface. [RD:20020911].
tarting Point(TM) .. [Details]: Popular metasearch engine site. [RD:20020911].
Virtual Search Engines .. [Details]: +1000 specialized search engines. [RD:20020911].
W3 Search Engines .. [Details]: Large collection of useful Internet search engines. [RD:20020911].
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1.3   Search Engines: By Subject

The following websites are search engines organized by name. Your browser's find feature can be used to locate a search engine, specializing in a specific task or subject of interest.
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Numeric
1Blink.com .. [Details]: metasearch several popular search engines. [RD:20020911].
100hot .. [Details]: Top search results from more than 40 of the most requested Internet categories. [RD:20020911].
411 Locate .. [Details]: Locate email address or web site by phone number, name, company name, or keywords. [RD:20020911].
7MetaSearch.com .. [Details]: Metasearch several popular search engines. [RD:20020911].

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About.com .. [Details]: Search thousands of topics. Organized in categories. [RD:20020911].
AbsoluteTrivia.com .. [Details]: Trivia search engine. [RD:20020911].
Aliweb .. [Details]: Oldest search engine on the Web. [RD:20020911].
All-in-One Search Page .. [Details]: Search hundreds of search engines, databases, directories, and indexes. [RD:20020911].
allthesites.com .. [Details]: Fast search engine. [RD:20020911].
AltaVista .. [Details]: Large search engine. AltaVista has been awarded the most search-related patents of any company. [RD:20020911].
ArchiePlex .. [Details]: ArchiePlex is an Archie gateway for the World Wide Web. It can locate files on Anonymous FTP sites in the Internet. Sites offering this kind of service can be found on the List of WWW Archie Services. [RD:20020911].
AT&T World Traveler .. [Details]: Search engine for telephone: country and area codes. [RD:20020911].
AvatarSearch .. [Details]: Occult search engine. [RD:20020911].

B
beaucoup.com .. [Details]: Metasite. Search engines, Directories, Indexes. [RD:20020911].
Bigfoot .. [Details]: Search resources: email, people, yellow pages, etc. [RD:20020911].
Bob Teeter's Site .. [Details]: Internet indexes, guides, utilities, culture. [RD:20020911].
Business Guide To The Web .. [Details]: Business and category directory. [RD:20020911].

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Computer Mechanic .. [Details]: Many computer information search engines. [RD:20020911].

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Deja Usenet Archive .. [Details]: Search usenet newsgroups. Acquired by google.com. [RD:20020911].
Dice .. [Details]: Job search engine for full-time and contract computer consulting and programming employment opportunities. [RD:20020911].
Dictionary.Com .. [Details]: Dictionary search engine. Writing and language resources. [RD:20020911].
Dogpile .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. Many related resources. [RD:20020911].
Dynamic Submission 2000 .. [Details]: Internet marketing promotion software. [RD:20020911].

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Education World .. [Details]: Education resource. Access to hundreds of thousands of links. [RD:20020911].
Elcano .. [Details]: Spanish search engine. [RD:20020911].
Environmental Organization WebDirectory .. [Details]: Large environment search engine. [RD:20020911].
Epicurious .. [Details]: Search: drinks, drink recipes, food resources. [RD:20020911].
Excite .. [Details]: Large Internet search engine. [RD:20020911].
externalharddrive.com .. [Details]: Bookmarks search engine. Other resources. [RD:20020911].

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Find-It! .. [Details]: Web search, people, newsgroup, software search resources. [RD:20020911].
Flipdog .. [Details]: Popular job search engine and resources. [RD:20020911].

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Galaxy .. [Details]: General and subject specific search engine. [RD:20020911].
Games Domain .. [Details]: World's first games website. Game search engine. [RD:20020911].
Global Bookmarks .. [Details]: Bookmarks search engine. Other resources. [RD:20020911].
GO.com .. [Details]: Search engine. [RD:20020911].
Google .. [Details]: Fast, simple, powerful search engine. Good results. [RD:20020911].

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Healthatoz .. [Details]: Health search engine. Health resources. [RD:20020911].
History Channel .. [Details]: History search engine. [RD:20020911].
HotBot .. [Details]: Lycos search engine spinoff. [RD:20020911].
HotJobs .. [Details]: Job search engine and resources. [RD:20020911].

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infopeople.org .. [Details]: Search tools chart. [RD:20020911].
Internet Address Finder .. [Details]: +6.7 million listings. [RD:20020911].
Internet Movies Database .. [Details]: Movie search engine. [RD:20020911].

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JobsOnline.com .. [Details]: Job search engine and resources. Site has annoying exit ads. [RD:20020911].

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KnowAll for a Direct Answer .. [Details]: Search hundreds of search engines. [RD:20020911].

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LawCrawler .. [Details]: Legal search engine. Legal resources. [RD:20020911].
LibraryLand .. [Details]: Index to librarian resources. [RD:20020911].
LinkMaster .. [Details]: Problems exiting due to advertising. [RD:20020911].
LookSmart .. [Details]: Leader in web directories. Helping businesses generate qualified leads. [RD:20020911].
L-Soft .. [Details]: 1000s of lists. [RD:20020911].
Lycos .. [Details]: Search engine. [RD:20020911].

M
Magellan .. [Details]: Search engine. [RD:20020911].
Metacrawler .. [Details]: Search the search engines. [RD:20020911].
MetaSearch All4one Search Machine .. [Details]: Searches 4 popular search engines. Results displayed in side-by-side windows. [RD:20020911].
Monster.com .. [Details]: One of the large job search sites. [RD:20020911].
MyResearchDesk.com .. [Details]: Metasearch engine feature. [RD:20020911].

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News Index .. [Details]: News-only search engine. [RD:20020911].

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Point Review .. [Details]: Filter search engine. Annoying popup window asking if you want site to be your home page. [RD:20020911].
Powersearch .. [Details]: Search engine. [RD:20020911].

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Refdesk.com .. [Details]: Search 100s of search engines. [RD:20020911].

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Scirus, For Scientific Information only .. [Details]: Scientific search engine. [RD:20020911].
Search.Com .. [Details]: Metasearch 100s of search engines. C/Net site. [RD:20020911].
Search Adobe PDF Online .. [Details]: Search over one million summaries of Portable Document Format (PDF) files. [RD:20020911].
Search Engine Garage .. [Details]: Hosted by starproductions.com. [RD:20020911].
searchenginewatch.com .. [Details]: Major search engines and directories. [RD:20020911].
selfpromotion.com .. [Details]: Extensive list of search engines, catalogs, indexes from around the world. [RD:20020911].
simplify.net .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. [RD:20020911].
Shareware.Com .. [Details]: Software. [RD:20020911].
Switchboard .. [Details]: Search engine for person, business, product, business services, maps, city guides. [RD:20020911].

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tarting Point(TM) .. [Details]: Metasearch engine. [RD:20020911].
Tucows .. [Details]: Software: demos, freeware, games, shareware, themes. [RD:20020911].

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United States Postal Service .. [Details]: City and state zipcode search engine. [RD:20020911].
Usenet Addresses Service (Mit) .. [Details]: Search the Usenet addresses database. [RD:20020911].

V
Vault .. [Details]: Job search engine and resources. [RD:20020911].
Virtual Search Engines .. [Details]: Hundreds of specialized search engines. [RD:20020911].
VPOP Technologies .. [Details]: Domain Name Lookup. [RD:20020911].

W
W3 Search Engines .. [Details]: Large collection of useful Internet search engines. [RD:20020911].
WebCrawler .. [Details]: Search engine. [RD:20020911].
Webopedia .. [Details]: Online dictionary and search engine computer and Internet technology. [RD:20020911].
World Email Directory .. [Details]: Worldwide access to millions of email/physical addresses, business phone numbers, people. [RD:20020911].
WhoWhere? .. [Details]: E-mail/street addresses, phone numbers, government agencies, communities, etc.. [RD:20020911].

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xrefer .. [Details]: Reference search engine. Encyclopedias. Dictionaries. Thesauri. Books. Advertising. [RD:20020911].

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Yahoo .. [Details]: Popular search engine. Many diverse resources. [RD:20020911].

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ZDNet .. [Details]: Software: freeware, shareware, demos. [RD:20020911].
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1.4   Search Engines: Resources

The following websites contain valuable tools for getting the most out of search engines.
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tools (search) .. [Site]: infopeople.org. [Details]: Search tools chart. [RD:20020911].
tools (search engine) .. [Site]: Search Engine Garage. [Details]: n/a. [RD:20020911].
placement (search engine) .. [Site]: search-engine-secrets.net. [Details]: Search engine placement information. [RD:20020911].
tips (search engine) .. [Site]: searchenginewatch.com. [Details]: Tips on: Internet search engines and search engine submission. [RD:20020911].
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2   NOTES

[1][Information Organization]: Section 1 contains a collection of search engine resources. Each entry is organized into a general format. Format details can be found in the Mine Specifications.
[2][Link Submission]: See Mine Links
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