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Academic references
Business, investment, jobs
Computers, Internet
Education: teacher, student resources
Entertainment, transportation, travel
Government, law, official documents, statistics
Health, fitness, nutrition, weight, safety
Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Language tools
Locating people, organizations, places
Shopping: other
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Computer
programming and system design


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Programming - ASP & PHP: tools and resources in ASP/PHP - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Programming - C++++: tools and resources in C++ - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Programming - Java: tools and resources in Java - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Programming - Misc.: tools and resources - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Programming - Scripting: tools and resources for scripting languages - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Programming - Visual Basic: tools and resources in VB - news, tips, articles, etc. on specialized websites
Profusion ASP; Database; Design Trends; Developer Resources; HTML; Java; Perl; VB and VBScript; XML

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Evaluating
and acquiring computer hardware or software


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
CNET Meta search engine for freeware or shareware shareware.cnet.com
Copernic Computer Hardware Reviews: critiques and opinions
Software Reviews: critiques and opinions related to software
Tech Reviews: articles related to technology - analysis, benchmarks, awards, etc. on specialized websites
Buying computer hardware

Copernic

Buy Computer Hardware: on Internet shopping websites
Buy Computer Hardware - Canada: on Canadian shopping websites
Buy Computer Hardware - France: on French shopping websites
Buy Computer Hardware - Germany: on German shopping websites
Buy Computer Hardware - United Kingdom: on British shopping websites
Buying or otherwise acquiring computer software

Copernic

Buy Software: on Internet shopping websites
Buy Software - Canada: on Canadian shopping websites
Buy Software - France: on French shopping websites
Buy Software - Germany: on German shopping websites
Buy Software - United Kingdom: on British shopping websites
Software Downloads: from specialized Internet websites
French Software Downloads in French: from specialized websites (French search engines only)
Profusion Drivers; Linux; Shareware and Freeware

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "software" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Software_Search


Webmaster information - domains and their administration


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Domain Names - Internet Domain Names: registrant information, contacts, name servers, etc.
Profusion Domains

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Directory of domain name tools www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156131
Alexa Information on a website's related links, traffic ranking, in-pointing links, and visitor reviews www.alexa.com
Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "pay per click" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Pay_Per_Click

Search tool guide, "webmaster" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Webmaster

DomainIT Shows possible variations of keywords, including domain names having dashes www.domainit.com
Fagan Finder Provides a wealth of information on any webpage www.faganfinder.com
/urlinfo
Google toolbar Information on website rankings using Google's PageRank system, whether the site is cataloged at Open Directory, similar pages, backward links, etc. toolbar.google.com
Network Solutions Advanced domain information lookup www.networksolutions
.com/en_US/whois
Snap.com Displays website statistics of interest to a commercial webmaster along with your search results, allowing you to sort your results based on these statistics

www.snap.com

Whois Source Advanced domain information lookup www.whois.sc
University at Albany University Libraries Domain names library.albany.edu
/internet/engines.
html#domain


Computer
technology terms and FAQs about computer technology


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic FAQ Search: Frequently Asked Questions about various subjects via specialized websites
Profusion Computer Terms; FAQ

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

Netlingo Online dictionary about the Internet www.netlingo.com
/framesindex.html
Tech encyclopedia More than 20,000 IT terms www.techweb.
com/encyclopedia
Webopedia Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions www.pcwebopaedia.com


Other
computer technology matters


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Computer Security: on specialized websites
Computer Security in French: on specialized websites (French search engines only)
Computer Troubleshooting: technical answers about computers or software via specialized websites
Desktop Themes: screen savers, wallpapers, icons, event sounds, mouse pointers, font styles, etc. on specialized websites
Information Technology: system software, knowledge management, database or storage management, e-business, virus detection, etc. on specialized websites
Tech News: computing, Internet, intranets, e-commerce, etc. news on specialized websites
Tech News in French: computing, Internet, intranets, e-commerce, etc. news on specialized websites (French search engines only)
Profusion E-Commerce; Tech Discussions; Tech News

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Provides a directory of search tools related to researching computer technology www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156131
Answers that Work Provides an inventory of "task list programs"

www.answersthatwork.
com/Tasklist_pages
/tasklist.htm

Computer Hope Provides information for troubleshooting old computers

www.computerhope.
com

Find Tutorials Provides tutorials on computer technology

www.findtutorials.com

Tech Tutorials Provides tutorials on computer technology

www.techtutorials.com

News.com Provides a large and well-known news service

www.news.com

Process Library Provides a searchable database of Windows XP DLL's (Dynamic Load Library procedures) and processes running on your computer

www.processlibrary.com

SysInfo Provides a "Startup Applications List"

www.sysinfo.org/
startuplist.php

TOOL GUIDE HOME

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Guide organization
Detailed guide contents

SEARCH BY TOPIC

Academic references
Business, investment, jobs
Computers, Internet
Education: teacher, student resources
Entertainment, transportation, travel
Government, law, official documents, statistics
Health, fitness, nutrition, weight, safety
Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Language tools
Locating people, organizations, places
Shopping: other
SEARCH OTHER THAN BY TOPIC
Country, language, audience, Internet application
File format
Search tool abilities


Search Tool Guide for Effective Internet Search           Copyright Baylin Systems, Inc., 2005