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Health, fitness, nutrition, weight, safety
Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
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Auctions


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Auctions: products for sale on auction sites


Individual directories & other search tools

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

www.search-engine-index.co.uk/
Shopping/
Auction_Search


Shopping
for electronic items


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address

Copernic

Buy Electronics: electronics on shopping sites
Buy Electronics - Canada: information related to electronics on shopping sites in Canada
Buy Electronics - France: information related to electronics on shopping sites in France
Buy Electronics - Germany: information related to electronics on shopping sites in Germany
Buy Electronics - United Kingdom: information related to electronics on shopping sites in UK
Electronics Reviews: reviews, critiques, and opinions related to Electronics


 

Shopping for books


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Copernic Books Reviews: reviews, critiques and opinions related to books
Buy Books: titles, authors, editors, prices, etc., on specialized bookstore sites
Buy Books - Canada: titles, authors, editors, prices, etc., on specialized bookstore sites in Canada
Buy Books - France: titles, authors, editors, prices, etc., on specialized bookstore sites in France
Buy Books - Germany: titles, authors, editors, prices, etc., on specialized bookstore sites in Germany
Buy Books - United Kingdom: titles, authors, editors, prices, etc., on specialized bookstore sites in UK
Profusion Book Reviews

Link no longer active, but you can still consider the listed search tools.


Individual directories & other search tools

AddALL book search Search 40+ online book sales sites, 20,000 sellers, millions of books

www3.addall.com

FetchBook.Info Search 120+ online book sales sites, by book category

www.fetchbook.info

ISBN.NU Search for books and compare prices

www.isbn.nu

Searchebooks.
com
E-books www.searchebooks.com
Theosophical
.ca
Provides a directory of book sales sites

www.theosophical.ca
/tools.htm


Shopping for other
products and services


Meta and all-in-one search tools

Information Source Description Web Address
Become.com Provides a meta-shopping search facility based on catalogs collected by webcrawlers only (no sponsored sites)

www.become.com

Brilliant Shopper Provides a meta-shopping search facility

www.brilliantshopper.com

Copernic Antiques & Collectibles: collectibles and antiques on specialized sites
Cars: on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Games: all types of games (titles, reviews, tips, etc.) on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel
Home & Garden: articles, tips, how-to's, expert advice, etc., on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Pets: subjects and products related to pets (training, toys, etc.) on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Training & Seminars: training sessions, courses, seminars, and presentations: Search Tool Guide: Business, investment, jobs
Travel: destinations, means of transport, airfares, lodging, etc., on specialized sites: Search Tool Guide: Entertainment, transportation, travel
Wine: information and reviews on wine: Search Tool Guide: Interests: hobbies, lifestyles, social issues
Froogle Provides a meta-shopping search facility for online purchases froogle.google.com/froogle
Profusion Product Reviews; Consumer Tips

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

Yahoo! Provides high-level links to various shopping resources, among others www.yahoo.com


Individual directories & other search tools

Big Search Engine Index Search tool guide, "free stuff" branch

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

Search tool guide, "product reviews" branch

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

Search tool guide, "shopping" branch

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

Opinions and evaluations of products and services
Amazon.com Provides links to reviewer and consumer comments on particular items for sale

www.amazon.com

Become.com Provides a branch for product evaluation

www.become.com

Epinions Provides reviews on particular items for sale

www.epinions.com

Google Groups Provides discussions on certain items for sale

groups.google.com

Ratings.net Provides reviews on particular items for sale

www.ratings.net

Realtor.com Finds information on an American or a Canadian neighborhood

www.realtor.com
/Default.asp?
poe=realtor

ViewScore Helps you determine what to buy

www.viewscore.com

Consumer protection information
BBB Database Provides information to "check out" a business

www.bbb.org

Consumer.gov Provides a portal for discussion of consumer issues in general

www.consumer.gov

FTC - Bureau of Consumer Protection Provides consumer protection information in the categories of credit, travel, and telemarketing

www.ftc.gov/ftc/
consumer.htm

Scam warnings from the RCMP Provides scam and fraud warnings from Canada

www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
/scams/c_fraude.htm

Product recall and safety alert information
Consumer Product Safety Commission Provides information on recalls of products sold in the U.S.

www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub
/prerel/prerel.html

FDA Food Recall Alerts Provides information from food recalls obtained from the U.S. government FDA

www.fda.gov/opacom
/7alerts.htm
l

Food Recalls in Canada Provides information from food recalls obtained from the Canadian government

www.inspection.gc.ca/
english/corpaffr/recarrap
/recaltoce.shtml

National Traffic Highway Safety Administration Provides information on vehicle recalls in the U.S.

www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/
cars/problems/recalls/
recallsearch.cfm

NLM Household Products Database As described by NLM, provides information on "What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling."

householdproducts.
nlm.nih.gov

Safety Alerts Contains information on safety recalls obtained from government sites

www.safetyalerts.com

Shopping resource discussion and directories
Comparison Engines Comparison shopping blog

www.comparison
engines.com

Organized Shopping Comparison shopping blog

www.organizedshop
ping.com/blog

General online shopping directory

www.organized
shopping.com

SearchEngine
Watch.com
Directory of shopping search tools www.searchengine
watch.com/links/
article.php/2156331
Article: Shopping Search Week 2005!

searchengine
watch.com/searchday
/article.php/3566566

What's New in Shopping 2005

searchengine
watch.com/searchday/
article.php/3567266

New Players in Shopping and Comparison Search

searchengine
watch.com/searchday
/article.php/3567571

Article: Shopping search around the world

searchenginewatch
.com/searchday/article
.php/3440611

Shopping e-commerce sites in the U.S. and Canada
AOL Instore Shopping Shopping search

www.instore.com

AskJeeves Smart Search for Products www.ask.com
BizRate Shopping search shop.bizrate.com
BuySafe Comparison shopping service, with listings exclusively from bonded sellers

buysafeshoping.com

Calibex Shopping links for many different products; owned by NexTag (below)

www.calibex.com

Dealtime Shopping links for many different products; owned by Shopping.com (below)

www.dealtime.com

Google Catalogs catalogs.google.com
Kelkoo Shopping sites in European countries www.kelkoo.com
MetaIQ Shopping Shopping links for many different products www.metaiq.com
MSN eShop Shopping links for many different products shopping.msn.com
mySimon Shopping links for many different products www.mysimon.com
NextTag Shopping links for many different products www.nextag.com
PriceGrabber Compare prices and products, read reviews, sell your items www.pricegrabber.com
Price Watch Shopping links for many different products

www.pricewatch.com

Shopping.com Compare prices and products, read reviews www.shopping.com
Shopzilla Bizrate's (see above) new name/service

www.shopzilla.com

Smarter.com Comparison shopping, especially for computer and consumer electronic products

www.smarter.com

Yahoo! Shopping Shopping links for many different products shopping.yahoo.com

Local shopping e-commerce sites

CitySearch Shopping in various U.S. and international cities national.citysearch.com
Google Search by Location local.google.com/lochp
Livedeal.com No fees local shopping

www.livedeal.com/index.jsp

ShopLocal Available on more than 150 of the nation's most popular newspaper sites, portals and shopping sites, and directly via ShopLocal.com

www.shoplocal.com

StepUp.com Allows you to search for a product and then have the option of buying the product online or from a physical store in your vicinity

www.stepup.com

Yahoo Local search local.yahoo.com
Shopping e-commerce sites in the United Kingdom
Ciau  

www.ciao.co.uk

Compare Store Prices  

www.comparestore
prices.co.uk

Dealtime UK  

www.dealtime.co.uk

Kelkoo  

www.kelkoo.co.uk

MSN eShop  

eshop.msn.com

Next Tag  

www.nextag.com

Next Tag UK  

uk.nextag.com

Pricerunner  

www.pricerunner.co.uk

Shop Genie  

www.shopgenie.co.uk

Shopping e-commerce sites in Hong Kong
Bizrate  

www.bizrate.com

Ciau.co.uk  

www.ciao.co.uk

Dealtime  

www.dealtime.com

ePinions.com  

www.epinions.com

Kelkoo  

www.kelkoo.co.uk

MSN eShop  

eshop.msn.com

NextTag  

www.nextag.com

PriceGrabber  

www.pricegrabber.com

Shopping.com  

www.shopping.com

Shopping e-commerce sites in Australia
Bizrate  

www.bizrate.com

Ciau.co.uk  

www.ciao.co.uk

Dealtime  

www.dealtime.com

ePinions.com  

www.epinions.com

Kelkoo  

www.kelkoo.co.uk

MSN eShop  

eshop.msn.com

NextTag  

www.nextag.com

PriceGrabber  

www.pricegrabber.com

Shopping.com  

www.shopping.com

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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


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