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Computers, Internet
Education: teacher, student resources
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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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Web catalogs for particular countries, languages, or cultural groups


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address

Copernic

The Web: information on sites indexed by major Web search engines
The Web - Australia: information on sites indexed by major Australian search engines
The Web - Belgium: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Belgium
The Web - Brazil: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Brazil
The Web - Canada: information on sites indexed by major Canadian search engines
The Web - Denmark: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Denmark
The Web - India: information on sites indexed by major search engines in India
The Web - Netherlands: information on sites indexed by major search engines in the Netherlands
The Web - Poland: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Poland
The Web - Portugal: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Portugal
The Web - Sweden: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Sweden
The Web - Switzerland: information on sites indexed by major search engines in Switzerland
The Web - United Kingdom: information on sites indexed by major UK search engines
The Web in French: information in French on sites indexed by major Web search engines (French search engines only)
The Web in German: information in German on sites indexed by major search engines
The Web in Italian: information in Italian on sites indexed by major search engines
The Web in Spanish: information in Spanish on sites indexed by major search engines
InfoGrid Master Internet index www.infogrid.com
Ithaki meta search Search engine; includes wireless meta search www.ithaki.net/indexu.
htm
Profusion Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Canada; Denmark; Europe; France; Germany; India; Italy; Latin America; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Russia; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom; Open Directory; Search Partners; Web Search Engines

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

Directories of country-specific web search tools
American Library Association Directory of search engines across the world

www.lita.org/committe/
toptech/toolkit.htm#global

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "global web" branch

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

Search tool guide, "regional search" branch

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

Government of Canada Canada's digital collections: home to hundreds of Web sites about Canada collections.ic.gc.
ca/E/index.php
Search Engine Colossus International directory of search engines www.searchengine
colossus.com
SearchEngine
Watch.com
Country-specific search engines www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156121
Search Engine Yearbook Directory of search engines across the world

www.searchengineyearbook.
com/country-search-engines.shtml

Yahoo! Directory of countries dir.yahoo.com/Computers
_and_Internet/Internet/
World_Wide_Web/
Searching_the_Web/
By_Country_and_Region


News catalogs and/or blogs for
particular countries, languages, or cultural groups


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address

Clusty

Blog metasearch; sources Feedster, Daypop, Technorati, BlogPulse, BlogDigger search tools

http://blogs.clusty.com/search?v%3aproject=clusty-blogs&&form=advanced&v%3aframe=form&

Copernic Business News: articles published in business publications and business news sites: Search Tool Guide: Business, investment, jobs
News - Australia: articles in Australian newspapers and news sites
News - Brazil: articles in Brazilian newspapers and news sites
News - Canada: articles in Canadian newspapers and news sites
News - Portugal: articles in Portuguese newspapers and news sites
News - United Kingdom: articles in UK newspapers and news sites
News in French: articles in French newspapers and news sites
News in German: articles in German newspapers and news sites
News in Italian: articles in Italian newspapers and news sites
News in Spanish: articles in Spanish newspapers and news sites
Top News: headlines or top news related to any field of interest on specialized sites
Newspapers: articles in newspapers
Newspapers - France: articles in newspapers in France
Press Releases: on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Business, investment, jobs
Sports News: statistics, players, teams, etc., in sports magazines, broadcasts, and specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel
Sports News - France: statistics, players, teams, etc., in sports magazines, broadcasts, and specialized sites in France: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel
Tech News: computing, Internet, intranets, e-commerce, etc., on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Computers/Internet
Tech News in French: computing, Internet, intranets, e-commerce, etc., on specialized sites (French search engines only): Search Tool Guide: Computers/Internet
Profusion Business News: Weblogs; Entertainment News; Sports News; Finance News; Health News; Legal News; Headline News; News Publications; International News; National News; National News Archive; Political News; Tech News

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


Individual directories & other search tools

Major news
SearchEngine
Watch.com
Article: "Searching Television News"

searchenginewatch.com
/searchday/article.php
/3582981

Article: "ABC News Named Top News Site of 2005"

searchenginewatch.com
/searchday/article.php
/3570391

Furnishes a directory of news search tools www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156261
ABC News Provides internal search tool of news site

www.abcnews.go.com

Abyz News Links Links to international newspapers, news media, magazines, and so on www.abyznewslinks.
com/index.html
BBC Archive Searches broadcasts (1977-) news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk
/hi/english/static
/advquery/advquery.htm
Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "news and media" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/News_
And_Media

CNN Provides a large and well-known news service

www.cnn.com

FindArticles.com Searches LookSmart's articles database

www.findarticles.com

Findory.com Provides news aggregated and personalized for you www.findory.com/cgi-bin/news.cgi
Google News Provides current week's news organized into "Top Stories," "World," "U.S." "Business," "Sci/Tech," etc. news.google.com
Google Zeitgeist Provides an index of the top recent Google searches

www.google.com/press
/zeitgeist.html

Guardian Unlimited Provides internal search tool of news site

www.guardian.co.uk

JounalismNet Provides an investigative guide to Internet search - international links www.journalismnet.com
Lycos 50 Provides an index of the top recent searches or news for celebrities and people in the news

50.lycos.com

News Directory Provides a list of English-language media by type (newspapers, magazines, television stations), and then by topic or region www.newsd.com
New York Times Provides internal search tool of news site

www.nytimes.com

Opinion-Pages Searches editorials www.opinion-pages.org
PBS Online NewsHour Searches daily broadcasts, with an international scope, but an American focus www.pbs.org/newshour
/newshour_index.html
Podscope Searches podcasts using indexes built from voice recognition technology

www.podscope.com

PressDisplay Searches images of pages from more than 160 major newspapers around the world www.pressdisplay.com/
pressdisplay/viewer.aspx
Radio Userland Searches top 100 most subscribed to feeds in the Radio Userland community radio.weblogs.com
Reuters Provides internal search tool of news site

today.reuters.com/news

Rocket News Provides news search from a relatively limited number of sources, involving some code that can be embedded into certain local computer applications

www.rocketnews.com

Today's Front Pages Provides front pages of newspapers from many countries; thumbnails of each page presented alphabetically by country www.newseum.org/
todaysfrontpages
TVEyes Using voice recognition technology to identify words and create indexes, allows you to search each and every word spoken during TV news broadcasts

tveyes.com

US News Briefings Provides an editor-compiled overview of American news briefings www.usnews.com
/usnews/briefings
/nbhome.htm
Washington Post Provides internal search tool of news site

www.washingtonpost.com

World Press Review Includes views of U.S. from abroad www.worldpress.org
Yahoo! News Provides editor-organized news pages; updates continuously from newswires dailynews.yahoo.com
Blogs
For blogs, see: Search Tool Guide: Search Tool Abilities > Tools that access blogs and real-time RSS feeds.


Particular
demographic groups


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Freeality all-in-one search Search engines for women

www.freeality.com/
women.htm

Ithaki4Kids Meta search engine of kid-safe sites www.ithaki.net/kids
Profusion Kids; Seniors; Women; Kid-Safe Sites

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


Individual directories & other search tools

SearchEngine
Guide
Directory of search engines for seniors

www.searchengineguide
.com/pages/Society/Seniors

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Directory of kids search engines www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156191
4Kids Provides resources and queries for kids

www.4kids.org

Ask Jeeves for Kids Provides natural language search for kids

www.ajkids.com

Ask Kids' Connect Questions answered by school librarians www.ala.org/ICONN
/AskKC.html
Baker's Library Media Center Library for kids, with kids' book reviews for their parents

www.greatneck.k12.ny.us
/GNPS/EMB/Lizhome/
lizhome.htm

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "for  women" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/For
_Women_Search

Search tool guide, "kids" branch

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

KidsClick! Searchable directory aimed at children

www.kidsclick.org

LookSmart's Kids Directory Searchable directory aimed at children

search.netnanny.com/?pi=nnh3&ch=kids

Pitsco's Ask an Expert A consultation resource specializing in helping the K-12 audience

www.askanexpert.com

Yahooligans! Searchable directory aimed at children www.yahooligans.com
Social search
Orkut Social networking service www.orkut.com
Social Grid Online dating service and decentralized social networking community that helps people meet www.socialgrid.com
Tickle Social networking, matchmaking, tests web.tickle.com
For shopping outside the U.S. and Canada, also see: Search Tool Guide: Shopping for other products and services.


Discussion board
applications


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Board Tracker "... an innovative forum search engine, message tracking and instant alerts system designed to provide relevant information quickly and efficiently while ensuring you never miss an important forum thread no matter where or when it is posted"

www.boardtracker.com

Copernic Forums & Communities: forums, discussion groups, newsletters, and mailing lists with postings on a specific subject
Newsgroups: information in main newsgroups on the Web
Profusion Business Discussions; Discussion Archives; Finance Discussions; Health Discussions; Product Reviews; Tech Discussions

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


Individual directories & other search tools

About.com Host site for many forums and topics

search.about.com
/fullsearch.htm

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Directory of newsgroups/Usenet/forums search tools www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156271
Finding treasure in boards and forums

searchengine
watch.com/searchday/
article.php/3553976

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "discussion and chat" branch www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Discussion
_Group_Search
Search tool guide, "electronic text" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Electronic
_Text_Search

Delphi Forums Host site for many forums and topics

www.delphiforums.com

Google Groups 2 Searchable hierarchical index of mailing lists hosted by Google (still in beta test stage)

groups-beta.google.com

Google Usenet Search Usenet discussion forums groups.google.
com/grphp?hl=en
Lycos Discussion search: targets most popular public community boards and forums on the Web, including Yahoo Groups, MSN Groups, About.com, etc. discussion.lycos.com
MSN People & Chat Now a subscription service groups.msn.com/
people?pgmarket
=en-us
MSN Groups

groups.msn.com

The Mail Archive Mailing lists hosted by The Mail Archive, searchable via a mainstream search engine restricted by a parameter to this site

www.mail-archive.com

Tile.net Mailing lists hosted by Tile.net, searchable via a mainstream search engine restricted by a parameter to this site

tile.net/lists

Topica Searchable hierarchical index of mailing lists hosted by Topica

www.topica.com

Yahoo Groups Searchable hierarchical index of mailing lists hosted by Yahoo

groups.yahoo.com

For stock market discussion boards, also see: Search Tool Guide: Business, investment, jobs


FTP (
File Transfer Protocol) sites


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic File Search: files on download sites
Oth Net Searches multiple FTP sites www.oth.net


Individual directories & other search tools

AlltheWeb FTP Search www.alltheweb.com
/?avkw=fogg&cat=ftp
&cs=utf-8&q=&_sb
_lang=pref
University at Albany Library FTP search tools library.albany.edu
/internet/engines.
html#ftp
Ftpsearchengines.com Lists and ranks FTP search sites on the Web www.ftpsearch
engines.com

TOOL GUIDE HOME

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Guide organization
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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

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

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