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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://www.searchenginewatch.com/
View Resource Netscape Network Search

In late June 1999, Netscape announced a new search service built on its Open Directory Project (reviewed in the November 20, 1998 Scout Report), its Smart Browsing technology, and the services of Google.com (reviewed in the June 4, 1999 Scout Report). Probably the nicest new feature for current Netscape browser users is that they can now simply type the word "search," followed by a space and the...

https://isp.netscape.com/
View Resource Search Engine Colossus: International Directory of Search Engines

Created by Bryan Strome, this metasite offers links to a large number of country- or region-specific search engines. The search engines are organized by country, with a link to the service, the language(s) it uses, its point of origin, and a short description when available. The number of search engines available under each heading can vary considerably, as would be expected. Search engines in...

https://www.searchenginecolossus.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 Search Engine Guide

This massive metasite should keep even the most hardcore search engine junkie busy, with over 2,200 briefly annotated links to search engines, portals, directories, and indexes. The links are organized under twelve subject headings, such as Arts, Business, Reference, Social Science, and Government, which are further broken down by topic. What's New, What's Cool, and Top 10 lists are also provided....

http://www.searchengineguide.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 Techtarget.com

Though designed and promoted as a business-to-business resource for IT professionals, this site hosts numerous IT-specific search engines that Scout readers might find useful. These search engines are accessed via a pull-down menu on the main page and include SearchDatabase, SearchHP, SearchDomino, SearchSolaris, and SearchWin2000, among others. Each engine features a keyword search, daily related...

http://www.techtarget.com/
View Resource About.com Closed Guide Relocation Directory and Assistance Links

As some of our readers may know, About.com has discontinued more than 300 of its sites, sites that functioned as guides to particular topics, maintained by individuals. This page is designed to help editors relocate their pages and users find the pages that have moved.

https://ericward.com/guidehelp/relocationdirectory.html
View Resource Asian Studies WWW VL Search Engines: Pt 1

Yet another resource from online Asian Studies-guru T. Matthew Ciolek of the Australian National University, this dedicated search engine accesses "major Asian Studies' research resources recorded by the HotBot database." The engine covers the Websites of ten established Asian Studies organizations (asianart.com; coombs.anu.edu.au; iias.leidenuniv.nl; menic.utexas.edu; sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de;...

http://www.ciolek.com/SearchEngines.html#asia
View Resource Search.com

Search.com allows you to search over 800 engines, listed by subject areas from arts to Web. Each subject area presents a list of search forms, along with very brief annotations and "search tips." While there is no way to do a multiple engine search with a single command, the organization of Search.com allows the user to determine which engines might be appropriate. Search.com also allows you to...

https://www.search.com/