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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
SEARCH OTHER THAN BY TOPIC
Country, language, audience, Internet application
File format
Search tool abilities

Entertainment
sources


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Book Reviews: Search Tool Guide: Shopping: other
Games: information on all types of games (titles, reviews, tips, etc.) on specialized sites
Movies: information related to movies (movie titles, actors, directors, reviews, etc.) on specialized sites
Movies Reviews: reviews, critiques, and opinions
Music: information related to music (titles, authors, performers, reviews, etc.) on specialized sites
Music Lyrics: lyrics of songs
Music Reviews: reviews, critiques, and opinions
Sports News: news related to sports (statistics, players, teams, etc.) in sports magazines, broadcasts, and specialized sites
Sports News - France: statistics, players, teams, etc., in sports magazines, broadcasts, and specialized sites in France
Television: programs, TV personnalities, shows, etc.
Profusion Audio and Video; Book Reviews; Broadcasts; Celebrities; Entertainment News; Food and Beverage; Games; Humor; MP3; Movie Reviews; Music Reviews; Television; Audio and Video; Auto Racing; Baseball; Basketball; Football; Golf; Hockey; Pro Wrestling; Soccer; Sports Directories; Sports News; Tennis Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Article: "Gracenote: A Ubiquitous Music Database"

searchenginewatch.com
/searchday/article.php
/3584551

All Game Guide Provides many kinds of information about games, movies, and music.

www.allgame.com

All Movie Guide

www.allmovie.com

All Music Guide

www.allmusic.com

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

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Entertainment_Search/Celebrities

Search tool guide, "entertainment" branch

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

Search tool guide, "music" branch

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

Search tool guide, "sports" branch

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

Search tool guide, "TV and film" branch

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Entertainment_Search
/TV_and_Film

Google Zeitgeist Provides an index of the top Google searches for celebrities and people in the news

www.google.com/press
/zeitgeist.html

Internet Movies Database Provides information about movies on the Internet

www.imdb.com

GraceNote Offers a huge online database of audio information

www.gracenote.com/prof/music

Last.fm Offers a community approach to music search

www.last.fm

Live Music Archive Provides the music of live concerts in a downloadable format

www.archive.org/audio

Lycos 50 Provides an index of the top recent searches or news for celebrities and people in the news

50.lycos.com

Open Source Audio Provides an historical archive of audio recordings

www.archive.org/
audio/collection.php?
collection=opensource
_audio

Pandora Offers an online database of audio information

www.pandora.com

PS3center.net "Playstation 3 News, Reviews, Games, Forums and much more!"

www.ps3center.net

UnCoverTheNet Searches for music lyrics

www.uncoverthenet.com
/lyrics/search.htm

Yahoo Buzz Index Provides an index of the top Yahoo searches for celebrities and people in the news

buzz.yahoo.com

Also see Search Tool Guide: File Format: Multi-media files.


Entertainment
purchases


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Buy Movies - Video VHS, VCDs, VLDs, and DVDs on shopping sites
Buy Movies - Canada: Video VHS, VCDs, VLDs, and DVDs on shopping sites in Canada
Buy Movies - France: Video VHS, VCDs, VLDs, and DVDs on shopping sites in France
Buy Movies - Germany: Video VHS, VCDs, VLDs, and DVDs on shopping sites in Germany
Buy Movies - United Kingdom: video VHS, VCDs, VLDs, and DVDs on shopping sites in UK
Buy Music: music CDs on shopping sites
Buy Music - Canada: music CDs on shopping sites in Canada
Buy Music - France: music CDs on shopping sites in France
Buy Music - Germany: music CDs on shopping sites in Germany
Buy Music - United Kingdom: music CDs on shopping sites in UK


Individual directories & other search tools

CinemaNow Provides downloadable videos

www.cinemanow.com

iTunes Provides downloadable and streaming music video and TV shows

www.itunes.com

Google Video Searches "videos, TV shows, movies, and more"

video.google.com

JustAnnounced Allows "DIRECTV customers to transfer programming content from their DIRECTV Plus DVR to a wide variety of portable media players"

phx.corporate-ir.net/
phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=799955&
highlight=

MovieLink Provides downloadable videos to people in certain regions

www.movielink.com

Starz Ticket Offers a rotating library of movies for downloading

starz.real.com/partners
/starz/starz.html

TIVO Allows TV content recorded on your TiVo to be transferred to your iPod or Playstation Portable

www.tivo.com

Vongo For people accessing the site from the U.S., offers unlimited access to movies, many just out of theaters

www.vongo.com

Yahoo Music Engine Offers streaming music and downloadable music files

music.yahoo.com


Travel
and transportation


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Travel: destinations, means of transport, airfares, lodging, etc., on specialized sites
Profusion Airfares; Maps; Travel Guides; Traveler Health and Safety; Transportation Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Directory of travel search tools www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156361
Real-time transportation finders

searchengine
watch.com/search
day/article.php/3525726

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

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

Expedia Purchase airline tickets or travel packages www.expedia.com
FBoweb Track airline flights

www.fboweb.com/21/
track/trackcommercial
menu.asp

Free trip Road trip planner for trips in the U.S. and Canada www.freetrip.com
Google Ride Finder Finds taxis and shuttle locations

labs.google.com/ridefinder

Hotels.com For hotels, suites and vacation rentals, cars www.hotels.com
NextBus "... uses Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking satellites to provide vehicle arrival information and real-time maps— not just bus schedules — to passengers and managers of public transit, shuttles, and trains."

www.nextbus.com

Pinpoint Travel Provides travel search intended to find the best choices for consumers, beyond just an inventory of offers from travel providers or agencies.

www.pinpointravel.com
/d/pinpoint.jsp

Prague Hotels Finds discount hotels in Prague

www.prague
discounthotels.com

Priceline.com For airfares, hotels, suites and vacation rentals, cars, vacation packages www.priceline.com
Travel.com For airfares, hotels, suites and vacation rentals, cars, vacation packages www.travel.com
Travelocity For airfares, hotels, suites and vacation rentals, cars, vacation packages, rail, cruises www.travelocity.com


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