Search engines seek to bring order to the complex array of resources on the Internet. There are too many sites for any engine to list or catalog all.
The first four sites offer advice and differentiation on the major search engines. The next nine are search engines, with advantages as noted. Then follows a description of the weaknesses and limitatons of search engines. The final three sites are for sites that simultaneously use multiple search engines. Try several in order to find which work best for you.
- HOW TO CHOOSE AND USE SEARCH ENGINES
- Good, general and brief advice
- SEARCH HELPER
- Search tips and helps for Net "newbies"
- SEARCH ENGINES AND SEARCH STRATEGIES
- Advice with all the major search links on one page
- INTRODUCTION TO SEARCH ENGINES
- Links to reviews, the engines themselves, and brief comparisons, from the Kansas City Public Library--A Great Site!
- The most flexible and prolific according to most ratings.
- Most popular and good to include
- ALTA VISTA
- One of fastest and most comprehensive engines, linked to Yahoo!
- NORTHERN LIGHT
- Probably the fastest and widest ranging
- Quite comprehensive, begun at Carnegie Mellon University
- Great for broad searches, narrowing topic down
- WEB CRAWLER
- Easy to use--detailed education listings
- Fast and comprehensive
- Has extremely large database and new "ESP" advanced search tools
- Can index and search every word on the Web! Complex searches are enabled.
- SEARCH ENGINES SUCK
- What the drawbacks are and how to bypass them
- Cute, easy, and VERY productive in simultaneously searching over 20 engines!
- Fast and comprehensive multiple engine searches
- SAVVY SEARCH
- The original multi-engine searcher, also can blend results
- KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE ENCYCLOPEDIA
- Topical Search resource for K-9--great Homework Helper, too!
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