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Search EnginesSearch engines allow you to search a database of Internet sites by entering keywords relating to topics that interest you.
- Alta Vista
- BestPicturesOf (search for pictures)
- Exalead (Search engine with visual aspect and advanced searching capabilities)
- Excite Home Page
- Good50 (user-friendly search tool)
- INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
- OAIster (search for academically-oriented digital resources)
- Planet Search
- Snoopa (search engine with UK focus)
- What U Seek
IndexesIndexes allow you to browse through lists of categories to arrive at a list of relevant Internet sites. The distinction between search engines and indexes is somewhat arbitrary, since many search engine sites also provide indexes.
- About.com (formerly The Mining Co.)
- Academic Info
- Easy Searcher 2
- IPL: the Internet Public Library
- The Journalist's Toolbox
- Librarian's Guide to the Best Information on the Net (BIOTN)
- Librarians' Index to the Internet
- Look Smart
- Needle in a Cyberstack
Meta-Search / Multi-Search EnginesMeta-search engines allow you to search multiple search engines at one time; multi-search engines provide acess to multiple search engines from a single site.
- Ask Jeeves
- Monster Crawler