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Search Engines

Recommended Search Engines

Google
One of the most comprehensive search engines available.

www.google.com

Yahoo
A very popular search engine and directory. To search within the UK and Ireland try www.yahoo.co.uk

www.yahoo.com


AltaVista
One of the largest and most comprehensive search engines which also gives the option of confining your search to UK websites.

www.altavista.com

About
The About network consists of over 700 Guide sites neatly organised into 36 channels. The sites cover more than 50,000 subjects with over 1 million links to the best resources on the Net and the fastest-growing archive of high quality original content.

www.about.com

BUBL
National information service for the higher education community

www.bubl.ac.uk

Alltheweb
Useful search engine which enables you to reach using a variety of languages.

www.alltheweb.com

Dogpile
Gives you the option of limiting your search to categories such as auctions. images and others.

www.dogpile.com/

Intute
Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in our database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. The database contains 119680 records.

www.intute.ac.uk

Meta-Search engines

Metacrawler
Searches the search engines. Gives you the option of defining your search e.g. search for MP3s, newsgroups etc.

www.metacrawler.com

Ask (formerly Ask Jeeves)
A user friendly meta search engine which lets you type a question rather than just keywords.There is also a UK version.Invisible Web resources

http://ask.com

Pinakes
A useful site which enables the user to search by subject.

www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn/pinakes/pinakes.html

Infomine
Search over 20,000 academically valuable resource. You can also search or browse by database.

http://infomineucr.blogspot.com/

Turbo 10 - Search the deep net

http://turbo10.com

Complete Planet - The deep web directory

www.searchenginewatch.com

Searching the Internet - UCLA

www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/search.html


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