Search & Surf
Getting Started --
This site has a comprehensive overview of everything you wanted to know
about searching on the Internet. It can link you to about anywhere
you want to go and tell you the basics as well.
Very general. Very basic. Nice place to start -- you can
go from beginner to advanced. Also has a newsletter to keep you up on new
All Search Enginges has a full listing of search engines, some can be
very narrow in focus.
University of Albany Libraries by Laura Cohen (Network Services
Excellent place to click and get an overview of Internet searching -- also discusses where to go for academic and scholarly sources of information.
I like Google, just for fun. Especially like the "search within"
option at the bottom of page.
For Super Quick research overview
http://www.bos2.alltheweb.com/ -- I like this for very quick reference, also gives timed search
http://mamma.com/ -- the "mother of all search engines"
Infosurf - maintained by the University of Santa Barbara -journals,
INFOMINE - maintained by Unviersity of California libraries -- scholarly
The Internet Public Library - maintained by University of Michigan --
Infotiger -- good sources, sound academic
The WWW Virtual Library - sponsored by W3 Consortium -- guides to academic
About.com has editors that group quality material into different categories.
AlphaSearch is an extremely useful directory of "gateway" sites
that collect and organize web sites that focus on a particular subject.
Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web. Links
& directories. Good for browsing.
Open Directory Project (ODP)
20,000 volunteers categorize web pages. Good for links to research.
Search engines by regions and countries
Links to Search Engines by region (Africa, Asia, Europe,
Latin Am., Mideast, Oceania)
Communication & Just for Fun
Quick reference for public relations - organizations, publications,
International media outlets - favorite -- E&P Media Links, Online
Media Directory, contains media profiles for individual countries
All around help for journalism, from searching tips to direct links
-- Journalism Net