Finding your way in that Big Library in the Sky
Most users mostly use search engines to navigate the Web, but there are thousands of search engines: how do you choose one? Even experienced searchers can learn from a visit to AskScott's very useful online Web Searching Tutorial -- it doesn't take long but it'll save you hours and you'll get better results.
Google -- Excellent, flexible search engine with many advanced features: search within results, view pdf files as html, language tools, news, image search, specialised searches, newsgroups archives and interface, and more.
Mamma is a "smart" meta-search engine, searches a series of other search sites at the same time, properly formatting the words and syntax for each, compiles their results in a virtual database, eliminates duplicates, and displays them in a uniform manner according to relevance. Search Web, News, Images, Audio, Kids, Power Search.
The Babel Fish at AltaVista Translation -- Paste in some text and get a machine translation. Paste in a url and it will translate a whole web page for you. English to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, plus Russian to English, German to French, French to German, and to and from English and Japanese, Korean and Chinese. You can test it by pasting in English text, translating to another language, then retranslating it back to English, with some hilarious results (especially with poetry) -- but it's not a fair test, and one-way translations work remarkably well. Very useful, despite some inevitable lapses and glitches.
Search Engine Colossus has links to 1,500 search engines from 196 countries. In English, French, Spanish.
The Global News Portal at Mario's Cyberspace Station -- Vast news resources, searches of scores of news sources here -- a great news site by Mario Profaca, Croatian independent journalist. "Yes, the world is a sick place, and Mario Profaca is its webmaster" (The New York Times). BIG site!
Advanced Web Search
Search websites that don't have site-search with Google Advanced Search. Select "Domains -- Only return results from the site or domain..." and enter the url of the site you want to search. Search terms can be with all of the words, with the exact phrase, with any of the words, or without the words you enter. You can also find results in a specified language, in web pages updated at a specified date, or where your search terms occur a specified number of times. Also News search (beta), Image search (beta), find similar pages, or specialized searches on the following topics: Apple Macintosh, BSD Unix, Linux, all US Government and .mil sites, and US Universities: Stanford, Brown, BYU, & more.
Adobe PDF Search -- Search over 1 million Acrobat PDF files on the Web.
Search Web boards
BoardReader -- Connecting Message Board Communities: Searches the Web's forums and message boards, searches multiple message boards simultaneously.
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