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This documents collects some of the most useful search engines available on the internet.
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Health-oriented guides & search engines
Information Servers
Spider Based
Natural language queries Other Catalogs
Other Meta search Engines
News/FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Business, Shopping and Online Sites
Search with Human Assistance

Health-oriented guides to the Internet:

Achoo Healthcare Online
BUBL (comprehensive Internet directory)
Canadian Health Network (CHN)
Canadian Medical Assoc.'s WebMed Links
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Resources - compiled by the Hardin Library for Health Sciences, University of Iowa
Health - A to Z - a commercial directory of health resources
Health Care Information Resources on the Web - sources of health data and information from U.S. government (federal and state), hospital and education sites (includes downloadable information)
Internet Resources by Subject - compiled by the Health Sciences Library, University of Pittsburgh
Health Statistics - a guide to locating them - Compiled by the Univ. of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System
Healthfinder - Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
HealthPromis England's National Health Promotion Database
HealthWeb - compiled by the health sciences librarians of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation
HealthyWay - Guide to health resources on the Internet for Canadians (consumer-health orientation)
Karolinska Institute MeSH Classified Resources
Liszt Select: Health (A directory of health-related electronic discussion groups)
Listserv Mailing Lists/Discussion Groups and Usenet Newsgroups
Listservs - E-conferences (Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-conferences)
Martindale's Health Science Guide
Medical Matrix: Guide to Internet Resources for Physicians
Medline Plus - National Library of Medicine's health information pages
MedWeb Electronic Publications Directory (Emory Univ. Health Sciences Library)
NHS Direct Online (National Health Service, Great Britain)
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health - Sponsored by N.Y. Academy of Medicine and the N.Y. Public Library (Consumer health and patient info. on a wide range of topics)
OMNI - Organizing Medical Networked Information - From Great Britain, but coverage is world-wide - covers clinical, research and management aspects of health and biomedicine
Quackwatch : guide to health fraud, quackery and intelligent decisions by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Scholarly Societies Project (U. of Waterloo Electronic Library)
WebDoctor - Internet navigator for health-care professionals
Yahoo's health index

Information Servers
Global Network Academy Meta-Library
InfoSeek Net Search
Yahoo Search Engine

See Also

Aeiwi - user friendly search engine
AgriBOT - Canada's Online Agricultural Directory
Aliweb at Nexor  
- le guide l'Internet breton
CanadaOne - Canadian Online Business Ressources - Canadian search engine
The Canadian, Eh? - Showcasing Canada's Best Family Safe Web Sites
Canadopedia - La Toile du Canada
Caribseek - Caribbean search directory
Click And Search
EC rider - Categorized and reviewed sites in the Netherlands
Cycle Search - Search engine for Motorcycle Web Sites
Embassy World - Embassy and Consulate Search Engine
Egypt Search - Egypt-related web sites directory
Fat Head Search
Godado United Kingdom - Internet Guide to Greece
The Greek Spider - Search Engine
Golf - Golf Site
Greek Indexer
Hellenic Resources Network
Hot Lava
InfoBase International
Insectclopedia - lists sites related to insects
Lifestyle.UK - Categorised (10'000+)links, geographically sorted under 87 different headings
LII - Librarians' Index to the Internet
Max - Search in South African Web
NetBuster - Search in South African Web
OmniTree - Categorised (~60 000) links about Computers
OzSearch Internet Guide - An all-Australian web directory - The Greek Portal
Phantis - Greek Portal
Point Of Origin - family safe links, fast results with true content web sites
Presseweb - catalogue du Webdo des sites de journaux
Rambler - in Russian
Robby - The Hellenic Search Engine
Russia on the net - The Hellenic Search Engine
SearchLite - parent/child friendly directory
SeekAmerica - north and south America
Sharelook Deutschland - Die schnelle Netzsuche (auf Deutsch)
Sharelook France - (en francais)
Sharelook Italia - (in italiano)
Study Web - reviews and categorizes over 20.000 focused academic sites
TioSam - brasilian portal (in portuguese)
La Toile du Quebec - in German
World Wide News - a big worldwide directory of online newspapers
Z-Search - Search engine for WebTV


JumpStation II
Northern Light
WebCrawler - (Search WWW document content)

See Also
All The Web
Ananzi - Largest portal in Africa
Australian WebSearch - Your Canadian Internet Search Engine - General Search Engine
Fireball - search engine in German
It News and Search Engines
Maple Square - Canadian search engine
NewZealand WebSearch - search engine for the Space community
Splat Search
SwissGuide - lists 60'000 Swiss sites
Zebra - Another South African search engine

Natural language queries

Ask Jeeves

Other Catalogs

Altavista main site
Swiss mirror of Altavista
Lycos WWW search engine- at Carnegie Mellon University
Veronica (Gopher directory search)
EINet Galaxy
Jughead (Gopher directory search)
Thesaurus Search

See Also
Karnak - find and accumulate a personal library of knowledge
Les pages web - Plus de 4.000.000 pages en langue francaise
Orb Search (was Planet Search)

Other Meta-Search Engines

All4one - sends simple queries to AltaVista, Lycos, Webcrawler and Excite
AllSearchEngines - All about search engines
Apollo7 - German-language Metasearch with high-performance
Black Widow search engine
Fujo - You can save your searches for future reference
Inference Find - the Intelligent Fast Parallel Web Search
LastminuteSearch - use national search services
ioport - MetaSearch and more
MacroSearch - Australian meta-search and search engines list
MonsterCrawler - also mp3
Net2day - takes few seconds, then display available results - the WebSearch search engine without images
OneSearch - it only takes OneSearch
One2Seek Metasearch
Surfboard - Meta-search engine in Dutch
Proteus - metasearch tool suite
SavvySearch - search once, find everything - Get There Faster
Search Buddy - Meta-search engine with an original interface
Search Engines Galore - hundred of search engines!
Search engines worldwide- sorted by country suite
Search Spaniel - lets you use as many search engines as you like simultaneously
searchspell - spellcheck your request before searching the web
SeekAmerica - meta search engine for north and south america
SiFMuG- (Surfing Internet Facilitated Multipurpose Unified Gateway) references a huge list of search engines - German language based meta search engine
TekSphere Stealth Search Anonymiser - search a site and surf anonymously
WebInfoSearch - also job, price and people meta-search
Web Search - Internet Guide and Reference


Archieplex It can locate files on Anonymous FTP sites.
FTP search very good
The Language List
The Free Compilers List
The Free Database List


WhoWhere - The Way To Find People On The Web
Netfind gateway- (name key key ...)
Finger gateway at
UFN Search- (X.500 directory)

See Also
Aquent Talent Finder - The Search Engine for Independent Professionals (IPs): Freelancers, Free Agents, Contractors, Consultants, Self-Employed
FOUR11 Directory Services
Perso-Search- L'outil de recherche exclusivement reserve aux Pages personnelles - search engine for British Columbia business and personal internet ressources
Who? Me? - search through a database of notes to see if any of them are meant for you


Braintrack - Over 5300 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 152 Countries
CampusRegistry - a directory of current college students and alumni of every college in the world
CityCollege - The Ultimate University and College Directory in North America
PedagoNet - a learning resources search engine
World University List


Hypatia Electronic Library
The Unified CS TR Index
Computer Science TR Archive Sites
OO Bibliography - (object-oriented and related papers)

See Also
Cornell University's Technical Report Library

News/FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Gopher FAQ Search
Internet FAQ archives

See Also
Conference Announcement Archive - (moderated by Juergen Wagner) - archive of Usenet newsgroups
NewsGuy News Service


Big Dummy Search
BSD/386 Hypertext Man Pages
CUI Computer Science Library

See Also
Alex - Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts (previously Gopher Catalog of Electronic Texts) - XML Context-based Search Processor
Internet Draft Index at Nexor
Nexor's Public Services
RFC index at Nexor - The Webmaster's Reference Library

Business, online catalogs and shopping sites

AME Info - information about 200,000 companies from 13 Middle East countries
BusinessWeb - source for business knowledge
Buyer's Index - Search over 17,000 online retailers and mail order catalogs by specific products and categories
Global Biz - business directory
Present Picker- an editorial gift site that lets you select from over 190 criterias for a perfect gift from hundreds of websites - UK business finder
Speedy Pete's Internet Directory - Internet directory of company's web sites
The Net One - Directory of business and services
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

See Also
  ecoustics - Easily find the latest news, articles, and reviews on thousands of consumer electronics, and hi-fi audio/video
  sleepyshopper - Over 5800 different online shops web sites

Search with human assistance

Information Outpost
Human search - provide human searching assistance - live human search

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