This file is a local mirror of a part of the Information SuperLibrary. You are encouraged to visit the SuperLibrary and to use SuperSeek as well as to catch the updates of this file.
Table of Contents
|SuperSeek -- for searching the search engines|
|Archie Information and Service Discovery|
|World Wide Web Search Engines and Directories|
|White Page Services and other Internet Information|
|Sites for the Serious Researcher|
When using an Archie server, you should always pick a time when traffic is low. In the U.S., try before or after work hours. Or, access a server in a different time zone. No password is needed. Simply login as user archie. First-time users should try the help command to get started.
Veronica is the the index and retrieval system used to locate items on most gopher servers.
By default, a Veronica search delivers only the first 200 items matching a query. If you want more or less items, you may use the "-mx" command phrase, replacing x with the number of items you want.
Other keys to optimizing Gopher searches:
This page by Willam Cross at Albany Net is a compilation of various forms-based search tools found on the Internet. The All-in-One search covers the World Wide Web, General Internet, Specialized Interest, Software, People, News and Weather, and other resources.
Offered by Architext Software, this database has more than one million Web documents. It also provides NetReviews and burrows through the past two weeks of USENET news.
Galaxy is a guide to worldwide information and services and is provided as a public service by TradeWave and Galaxy guest editors.
Harvest is an integrated set of tools to gather, extract, organize, search, cache, and replicate relevant information across the Internet. Users may tailor Harvest to digest information in many different formats, and offer custom search services on the Internet.
InfoSeek Net Search is a popular Web search engine that also offers Cool Sites for Sports, Entertainment, Weather, Finance, News, Health, Net resources, Shopping, and Career.
Lycos features a database that the company claims includes 91 percent of the Web. It's certainly extensive. The index searches by document title, headings, links, and keywords.
This is the ultimate Web reference from the people who wrote the book. To do a keyword search, you may enter partial site names, URLs, or words from a description. The more keywords you supply, the narrower the search results will be.
The McKinley Group was founded in 1993 by a team of international publishers, technologists and information specialists. Their Internet directory, the Magellan, contains listings for more than one million sites, 30,000 of which are fully described, reviewed, and rated (with one to four stars).
Originally inspired by NCSA's Experimental Search Engine Meta-Index, this site offers some of the most useful search engines available on the WWW. Submit buttons allow you to add your own information to a number of Net repositories.
Presented by Global Network Navigator, the Whole Internet Catalog offers a vast selection of directories and search tools. You may browse by subject index or search by keyword.
Yahoo is one of the pioneer Internet guides and one of the most comprehensive directories found on the Internet. You'll find a comprehensive cross-discipline resource base of an almost infinite number of Internet resources.
Yahoo offers a list of nearly 100 commercial directories, robots, spiders, Web, and other Internet search engines.
When you don't know your way around, try WAIS. Developed at Thinking Machines Corp., WAIS (Wide-Area Information Servers) are databases containing text-based documents, sound, pictures, and video found on the Internet. Material is located using keywords or questions.
Deja News offers access to what it says is the largest USENET news archive in the world. Options include a create a query filter, which allows you to limit your search by newsgroup, date, or author.
Created by Walter Shelby Group Ltd., TILE.NET provides a searchable index of Internet mailing lists, USENET Newsgroups, Computer Products Vendors, and FTP sites.
Using Finger, you can get everything from Seattle Radio News to hockey league newsletters to a list of Animaniacs Future Episodes. You'll also find your way into a number of Finger databases and the LogFinger Program.
Four11 is the Internet's largest White Page Directory with more than one and one half million listings and 210,000 registered users. Free Listing and Searching is supported by Web Page Services and PGP Services.
This FAQ by David Alex Lamb gives comprehensive information on finding e-mail addresses that covers Web searches, college e-mail addresses, USENET-addresses server, and various other resources.
The WWW to Finger Gateway with support for faces was written and is maintained by Marc VanHeyningen. To try the gateway, enter as a keyword an address of the form user@hostname. The gateway can also be used non-interactively by anchoring to a URL of the form.
The Knowbot Information Service allows you to search an electronic address directory and conduct master searches of Online e-mail directories that include MCI, WHOIS, PSI, and others.
TERENA was formed in October 1994 by the merger of RARE (Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européenne) and EARN to promote and participate in the development of a high-quality international information and telecommunications infrastructure for the benefit of research and education. TERENA carries out technical activities and provides a platform for discussion and education to encourage the development of a high-quality computer networking infrastructure for the European research community.
Swinburne University of Technology in Australia provides an excellent list of research information resources on the Web for the serious researcher.
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) sponsors the FedWorld Web site, offering a comprehensive central access point for locating and acquiring government information. Links to U.S. Government Web servers and other information sources are sorted into subject categories. This site also provides access to more than 130 government dial-up bulletin boards.