STAY... & SEARCH THE WEB ENGINES







As the tallest of them all, MacDuff sees over the crowd and chooses to use these links to access search tools around the World Wide Web. This is his favorite way to sniff out the resources he needs! {Update--01/14/05}




Keeping up with search engines, etc. is a full time business! We offer two sites to assist us all in keeping up:

And a terrific way to help decide which search engine to use is available at

Are you aware that when you use a regular search engine, you are searching less than 10% of the actual web? The links on the Invisible Web pages are to some search sites that the regular search engines don't find! What's currently being called "The Invisible Web" or the deep web or even the hidden web is another terrific place to search.


THE INVISIBLE WEB SEARCHABLE DATABASES

--examples we've found and use often. FOLLOW THE LINK ABOVE TO GET TO THE WHOLE PAGE OF INVISIBLE WEB INFO FROM THE SESSIONS AT ACTEM OR MAINE LIBRARIES' CONFERENCE.
We'll be adding searchable databases there as we locate them.....send us your best!

THE STANDARD SEARCH ENGINES


    LYCOS --Another favorite--Don't forget to use quotes " " with a phrase and + and - to narrow or broaden your search

    GOOGLE --highly intuitive and getting better every day! Now you can search for the old Usenet News here and you can search for .pdf files as well--Read the help section for details.

The following single search systems are a matter of choice. Since each searches different databases, try more than one if your first try is unsuccessful!


    Teoma--here you get the very useful clustering effect to help you narrow your search down

    Vivisimo Another search engine which helps with clustering....gaining in popularity

    WiseNut --another of the newer engines worth using

    LISTSERVS can also be found to subscribe to in hundreds of subject areas. Try this search engine to find one for yourself.



METASEARCH ENGINES


These first few meta-search engines enable you to search a whole list of search engines at once--a convenient way to do it!

    Accumo --text clustering and categorizing

    DOGPILE!!--our newest favorite for searching over 10 search engines at once! This is for a quick overview. Also allows you to search for images, news, ftp sites, etc.

    Mamma--another meta-engine which calls itself the Mother of All Search Engines.

    Infospace--the place we go to look up people, businesses, maps, etc.

    Turbo10 --claims to also be searching the deep web and does use 10 or more search engines at once.


THE INVISIBLE WEB

Are you aware that when you use a regular search engine, you are searching less than 10% of the actual web? These first few links are to some search sites that the regular search engines don't find! What's currently being called "The Invisible Web" or the deep web or even the hidden web is another terrific place to search.


THE INVISIBLE WEB SEARCHABLE DATABASES --examples we've found and use often. FOLLOW THE LINK ABOVE TO GET TO THE WHOLE PAGE OF INVISIBLE WEB INFO FROM THE SESSIONS AT ACTEM OR MAINE LIBRARIES' CONFERENCE. We'll be adding searchable databases there as we locate them.....send us your best!

    Beaucoup --another search spot endeavoring to help us search the Invisible Web.

    The Internet Search Wizard --a new and evolving search engine worked on by Ken Wiseman for the Illinois Math and Science Academy. This one is actually pulling in Invisible Web sites as well as flat HTML pages!