A number of web sites specifically have arisen for the sole
purpose of cataloging information on the WWW.
Searches may be run *for free* at all of these sites. Simply
enter one or more words for a given topic in the box that invariably appears
at the top the page. To find pages concerning african elephants, you
could enter elephant africa in the box.
- Of the available engines we
Google to be one of the most comprehensive. The engine also
has nice functions for locating images of specific types of
options for setting
filters and language preferences.
Google's SCHOLAR database also catalogs all scientific literature.
- The metaindex at
Yahoo is also a good place to search. Unlike a search engine, the material
at yahoo has been arranged with respect to categories and topics.
Yahoo's webguide for kids.
- Ask Jeeves lets
you search for information using "natural language" - you can enter
questions directly, as you would when asking someone face-to-face.
Sometimes it works well, sometimes you don't exactly get what you
- Biomedical articles and information can be located via the
MEDLINE literature search.
- Google Groups
archives posting from more than 13,000
- Other search engines to try include: