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Hot on the heels of AltaVista's Raging Search (see the May 5, 2000 Scout Report) comes another returned and (somewhat) slimmed-down search engine that focuses on relevant results. Like Raging Search, Excite's new Precision Search uses Google-style link analysis technology ("Deep Analysis") to help identify the most useful sites. Test queries produced consistently relevant results among the top few...

This new service is a partnership between LookSmart and the Gale Group, a publisher of research and reference materials for libraries, businesses, and information technologists. The site offers free access to the full-text of articles published in over 350 magazines and journals dating from 1998. Users can search the database by keyword and by one of the nine subject categories (Arts &...
New Search Area for the NCES WebSite

Unveiled on July 6, this new area simplifies searches at the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Website. The page features a site-wide keyword search engine and four targeted search tools. The first of these, the Electronic Catalog, helps users find NCES publications and data products, with several search methods, and related information, including a listing of the most popular NCES...
Google Advanced Search

Google has unveiled an advanced search page, which features pull-down menus that allow users to specify included and excluded keywords and domains, specify languages, and find pages that link to or are similar to specified pages. The page also links to Google's topic-specific search pages (US Government, Mac, Linux, etc.).

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...
Google Image Search

Google has an image search engine, which claims to be the most comprehensive on the Web, indexing over 150 million images. Keyword searches produce return pages with 20 thumbnails, each of which includes image size information and the URL of the source page. Clicking on a thumbnail produces a framed page with a larger image of the thumbnail above the full page on which the image was found. Users...

This nifty new search engine will comb the Web's forums and message boards more efficiently than other searchers. BoardReader was founded by engineers and students from the University of Michigan.
Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers, and Issues

The October issue of Searcher magazine offers this article by Gary Price, Web searcher extraordinaire (see the October 3, 1997 Scout Report). The article, which "reviews the latest goings on in the search world and tries to provide some suggestions and tools to make you more knowledgeable and save you some time," is, as one might expect from Price, clear and detailed in its review of the latest in...

MyBookmarks is a free Internet service that allows registered users to access their bookmarks from anywhere at anytime. The full-featured editor makes it easy to organize and search online bookmarks, and from the interface, users can export them back to their browser to use locally. Furthermore, MyBookmarks provides the option of making some or all bookmarks publicly accessible.
Internet for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting

Internet for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting is a free online tutorial that provides information skills for nurses, midwives, and health visitors, allowing them to make practical use of the Internet in their work. The tutorial contains four main sections -- Tour, Discover, Review, and Reflect -- and takes approximately one hour to complete. Upon completion of the tutorial, users should be...
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