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CNET's Search Engine Shootout. Top engines compared.
Scout Toolkit. Searchable indexes, subject catalogs, annotated directories, subject guides, and specialized directories explained.
Search Engine Watch. User guide to search engines.
All In One Search Page. A compilation of various forms-based search tools.
Dogpile. Multi-search engine. Searches logically through 10 search engines until 10 matches are found.
Microsoft All in One. Pick your search engine by category.
Metacrawler. Search through multiple search crawlers at once.
Copernic. Simultaneously searches 33 engines.
Savvy Search. Query multiple Internet search engines simultaneously.
|People & E-mail|
Big Foot. Largest collection of e-mail addresses on the net.
People Search. Hunting for e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
WhoWhere. The way to find people on the web.
Yahoo People Search. Yahoo takes over Four11.com.
555-1212. Businesses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and a web site directory.
DejaNews. Searching Usenet.
Northern Light. Premium search materials in addition to everything on the web.
|The Big Six|
Alta Vista. Allows advanced searches using Boolean logic. So...you'll need to know Boolean logic to be successful.
Excite. Now has a start page customized for you, but they should have improved their engine instead.
HotBot. Scientific studies have found that HotBot's database covers 1/3 of the web, more than any other search engine.
Infoseek. Is known for returning the most relevant pages.
Lycos. Lycos is said to cover less of the web than any of the major search engines, but its "Top 5%" reviews of web sites are very valuable.
Yahoo. The best known search engine isn't a search engine at all but a directory. Yahoo is now downplaying its function as a catalog of the web in favor of more lucrative opportunities like chat and e-mail.
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