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View Resource The Whole Internet... By E-Mail

"Dr. Bob" Rankin has recently updated "The Whole Internet... By E-Mail," a comprehensive guide for using email to access all types of Internet sites. The guide provides examples of email access to information available on FTP, Gopher, WWW, Usenet, WAIS, Listserv, Finger, and "Directory Assistance" (Whois and Netfind) sites. If a user lacks full Internet connectivity but wishes to take advantage of...

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services...
View Resource Dogpile

Don't be fooled by the frivolous attitude conveyed by Dogpile. Originally provided by Aron Flin and Unusual Solutions, Dogpile is a meta-search utility that will query up to 23 Web, Usenet, and FTP search indexes with one command. Boolean AND/NEAR/NOT and phrase searching is supported. Results are retrieved from three search engines at a time. The user controls which Internet protocols are...

http://www.dogpile.com/
View Resource Search Engine Watch

Search Engine Watch is a resource designed to provide information to two distinct groups of users: web professionals (commercial webmasters, site designers and promoters), and web searchers. The Webmaster's Guide to Search Engines contains information on search engine design, ranking, and tips on how to make sure your site receives a high relevance rating. Search Engine Facts and Fun contains...

https://searchenginewatch.com/
View Resource AltaVista Babelfish Translation

The well-known AltaVista search service has teamed with SYSTRAN Software, Inc. (discussed in the January 24, 1997 Scout report) to offer this web page translation service in the language pairs of English-Spanish, English-French, English-German, English-Portugese, and English-Italian from the main Altavista page. Users can search and then simply hit the translate button, at which time the language...

https://www.babelfish.com/
View Resource Search IQ

Yet another in a large collection of sites on search engines, Search IQ is notable for two features. First, its collection of search engine reviews is rather extensive, covering far more than the usual dozen or so listed at most search engine review sites. Although rankings and full reviews are offered for only 17 engines, the individual and meta-search engine listings offer at least a sentence or...

http://www.searchiq.com/
View Resource The Spire Project

Created and maintained by David Novak, the Spire Project has been expanded and refined since its original review in the January 14, 1999 Scout Report for Social Sciences. Offered as both a research guide and search-engine alternative, the site offers a number of searching tutorials on specific topics which feature numerous links and search forms. While each tutorial is different, most contain a...

http://spireproject.com/
View Resource Search Engines Worldwide

Created and maintained by Toyo Takakuwa, this no-nonsense metasite is quite simply an extensive list of search engines and directories, 850 from 130 nations, listed alphabetically by country. Clicking on a country produces a list of search engine banners (in the right-hand window or a new window from the no-frames site) that link to the search engines. Whether users are looking for a search engine...

http://takakuwa.freeservers.com
View Resource METAEUREKA

Yet another in a large collection of metasearch engines, METAEUREKA distinguishes itself by its no-nonsense format -- no graphics, ads, or anything really except the search box and your results. It also includes a very useful feature for users concerned with the "freshness" of their search returns. Clicking on the Site Info link under each result produces a small pop-up window which lists, among...

https://www.metaeureka.com/
View Resource Ixquick Metasearch

Branding itself "the world's most private metasearch engine," Ixquick also features a clean and simple interface. Ixquick indexes fourteen search engines and directories, though users can pick and choose between them if they desire. The real appeal of Ixquick, however, is its "star rating" system for reporting results. While some metasearch engines might be fooled by irrelevant entries at the top...

https://www.startpage.com/
View Resource WebBrain (Beta)

Created by TheBrain.com, a visual information management software company, this new site offers a nifty way of browsing the Open Directory Project (ODP) (see the November 20, 1998 Scout Report). With WebBrain's animated interface, users can view their search and browsing results as a dynamic diagram instead of a long list. As with any other site that accesses the ODP, users can browse the...

https://www.thebrain.com/
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