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Accessing the Internet by E-mail FAQ

Gerald Boyd has spent much time learning the internal syntax of web search engines. He has made the fruits of his labor available at an ftp site. Interested Internauts can download FAQs on how to query fifteen generic and eight specialty search engines by email. Included are Alta Vista, Excite, Inktomi, Yahoo, Infoseek, OKRA, Open Text, SwitchBoard, TheList, and others. Also included is a FAQ...
Yahoo! Debuts New Search Engine

In 1996 Yahoo! enhanced its search interface to help users more quickly reach the Internet resources they need. Searches return a summary page, which presents hits in four categories: Yahoo Categories, Web Sites, Net Events (from the Yahoo Net Events site) and News (from Reuters, PR Newswire, Business Wire, and UPI). If a search comes up empty in these four categories, it will be referred to the...
December Communications, Inc. Works

The Works provides a comprehensive collection of network tools organized under the categories of resource discovery, learning, publishing, and understanding the significance of the online world. Links to information about dozens of types of Internet tools are offered, from the basics of telnet and FTP to the latest in Web plug-ins. Navigation through the many links offered is aided by the use of... (formerly provided by NYNEX Information Technologies), is a U.S. national yellow pages phone directory of businesses. The user can search by city, state, address, business category, and business name. Results provide name, address, and phone number.
Government and Geographic Information and Data Services

The Northwestern University Library Government Publications department provides no-nonsense, utilitarian pointer pages to many country government pages and International Government Organizations (IGOs). Sites included are the official government or organization sites; pages are updated biweekly, and aim for breadth of coverage. Depth of coverage of both government and IGO sites varies by country.

Switchboard, provided by Banyan Systems, Inc., allows users to search its U.S. database of over 90 million names for telephone numbers and addresses. Listings are compiled from white pages directories throughout the U.S., although because white pages directories are usually updated annually, there is a possibility that the listing you get might be out of date. Switchboard is searchable by name,...
Sailor: Maryland's Online Public Information Network

Sailor - Maryland's Information Network - provides general Maryland government information and a wide variety of Internet jump-points. The gopher is run by the Pratt Free Library and also has local dialup numbers in Maryland.
NOBLE Web: North of Boston Library Exchange

Initially facilitating a shared database of library holdings, NOBLE was founded to improve library service by streamlining the identification and sharing of needed library resources among member libraries. In addition to managing and adding value to a shared library automation system, services have grown to include shared electronic resources — online periodical databases, downloadable audiobooks...
Netscape Network

By mid-1998, Netscape finished remaking its site from a browser information center into an Internet portal. After over nine months of development, the new Netcenter provides (discussed in the September 5, 1997 Scout Report) a directory (originally provided by Excite!), annotated links organized into categories, along with continually updated news features. For those still interested in the...
Senior Women Web

A great site and a terrific resource put together by Tam Martinides Gray about and for senior women. The site's resources combine links and information directly relevant to it's core audience but also included are a lot of resources that are just plain useful. For example, the listing under Arts and Entertainment has many valuable links for anyone interested, whereas the current reading list is...
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