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  • excite - is a global media company offering consumers and advertisers comprehensive Internet navigation services with extensive personalization capabilities. Search services include the Excite and WebCrawler brands.
  • AltaVista - web and newsgroup search engine.
  • Google - uses text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search.
  • Netscape Search - combines results from the Netcenter, Open Directory, and the Web.
  • Lycos - develops and provides online guides to locate and filter information on the Internet. Products enable users to accurately identify and select information of interest to them.
  • HotBot - offers users a point-and-click interface, pulldown menus, and the ability to use plain English terminology for constructing searches.
  • MSN Internet Search
  • Direct Hit - ranks search results according to what other people have selected as the most relevant and popular sites for your search request.
  • Inference Find - the intelligent massively fast parallel web search.
  • Search By Media - search the Web for sites, audio, images, and video.
  • Other important  Engines
  • All Academic - provides free academic searches of the internet. Authors can index academic work as well.
  • AltaVista - web and newsgroup search engine.
  • AOL Search - search engine and directory.
  • Aqueous - dedicated to sites that have water related content.
  • Clever Project - publications and ongoing work at IBM Almaden Research Center to develop algorithms and systems for solving the problem of information overload.
  • Clickey - keyword based search enigne of registered domain names.
  • Community-based Navigation - We are testing an enhanced version of Mosaic that supports fast Likert scale rating and automatically pools item-ratings in a community server that can recommend and evaluate URLs.
  • CompuServe@
  • Direct Hit - ranks search results according to what other people have selected as the most relevant and popular sites for your search request.
  • EgoSurf - search tool finds web pages that include your name, or any name you provide.
  • Electric Monk - allows users to perform natural language web searches in plain English.
  • Espotting.com - European search engine where consumers - or 'spotters' - get rewarded for searching.
  • excite - is a global media company offering consumers and advertisers comprehensive Internet navigation services with extensive personalization capabilities. Search services include the Excite and WebCrawler brands.
  • Fast Search
  • FindSame - searches on blocks of text rather than keywords. Can be used to see if content has been reproduced or even plagiarized at other web locations.
  • FindWhat.com - provides a real-time system for advertisers to ‘pay for position’ in results rankings.
  • Fish4It - from Urban Desires; limits results to just one "damn near perfect" URL. Discover the other fish in cyberspace.
  • G-Spot - Philipine search engine.
  • GenDoor - search engine dedicated solely to genealogy.
  • GeoIndex - search tool for geo-environmental professionals.
  • Global Online Directory - search engine with unique search facilities and free classified ads.
  • Google - uses text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search.
  • GoTo.com@
  • Guidebeam - returns search results grouped into browsable, related topics.
  • Heuréka - search engine for the Hungarian Webspace.
  • HotBot - offers users a point-and-click interface, pulldown menus, and the ability to use plain English terminology for constructing searches.
  • iAtlas - focus searches by industry categories, geographic location, site popularity, and other specialty filters.
  • Ibeau - search and navigational directory of sites featuring Asian celebrities.
  • ICQ iT!
  • ImproveMySearch.com - meta-search engine ranks results according to popularity.
  • Inference Find - the intelligent massively fast parallel web search.
  • InfoBASIC
  • Infohiway - Point-n-go access to the Infohiway. GeoSurfer reveals the web geographically, Plus... FTP, Gopherspace and more.
  • Informant Server, The - personal search agent; will send email when your favorite urls are updated.
  • InfoTiger Search Engine - Intelligent search - COOL ranking!
  • Irena - Web Connections Finder - glean from a target page of this Web server all relevant hypertext links and their annotations. Irena is is especially useful for locating links to resources referenced in long, complex and densly written HTML documents.
  • Kanoodle.com - bid-for-location search engine with a focus on music. Also offers email, chat, a Love & Advice section, and more.
  • keyword.com
  • LinkMaster
  • LuXPoint - internet directory and search for Luxembourg.
  • Lycos - develops and provides online guides to locate and filter information on the Internet. Products enable users to accurately identify and select information of interest to them.
  • MOSHIx2 - Japanese and English search engine. Also has a browseable directory of sites.
  • MSN Internet Search
  • NationalDirectory
  • Netscape Search - combines results from the Netcenter, Open Directory, and the Web.
  • Netword - a word or short phrase that provides free access to an Internet destination. People & companies are creating Networds so you can find their information easily.
  • Northern Light@
  • Oingo - offering a meaning-based search service.
  • OneKey - a child-safe search engine.
  • Poke! - search assistant that uses javascript and frames. It is always with you, an alt + tab away.
  • Raging Search - employs text relevance, link analysis, and other factors when performing a search.
  • Scour - guide to multimedia on the Internet. Use it to find audio, video, images, and animation.
  • Scrub The Web - includes searching, user submissions, and a meta tag analyzer.
  • Search Adobe PDF Online - search engine for PDF documents that allows you to view the summaries before viewing the actual documents.
  • Search By Media - search the Web for sites, audio, images, and video.
  • Search King - engine that relies on web surfing for quality searching results. Searchers vote on sites, assuring relevant internet results.
  • SimpleSearch.com - search engine targeted for the novice computer user. Features easy to read results.
  • Sitexplorer - in English, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Spider's Apprentice, The - a public service site that offers help on searching the Web. We also analyze and rate the major search engines.
  • TheLinks - includes major search engines, plus 800 numbers, zip codes, usp, yellow pages and medical databases.
  • Thunderstone - an index of sites, not pages.
  • United States of America Web Resource
  • Voila - search the web or browse through categories.
  • WebTop - allows searches to be made across a hand-picked selection of sites.
  • WebTop.com - uses probability theory to rank keywords and suggest additional related terms.
  • What-U-Seek - uses Chubba to search the Web
  • Yam Web Navigator@
  • Yep - surf engine based on quality and popularity.
  • ZenSearch
The Top 15
The Biggest, Fastest, Best of the Best
  • WebCrawler Usually pretty fast and thorough. Has become my first choice
  • Alta Vista Definitely one of the NEW PowerHouse search Engines
  • SNAP A VERY good, comprehensive and quite new search site. Could move to #1 !
  • HotBot Another powerful one in the top 12 group
  • Excite Search Engine, Links to over 11 million pages
  • Yahoo One of My favorite starting Point. Usually productive, available & fast
  • InfoSeek Searches Web pages full text and NewsGroups
  • Ask Jeeves answers questions submitted in any form. Quite a good site.
  • Aliweb A Public Service provided by NEXOR, UK
  • The Front Page / LinkStar Search Engine Getting Faster & Better all the time
  • Lycos Pretty thorough BUT also Pretty Busy during the day - Best used @ Nite
  • Web Wombat - well done Australian Search Engine that been around since the beginning
  • Matilda Large, well organized and responsive Australian Search Engine
  • Open Text Livelink Pinstripe. Search site designed specifically for the business community
  • MultiMeta Bilingual simultaneous search in English/Deutsch/Español/Francais/Italiano

The Top 15-30
The Best of the Rest