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Search Engines

Definition
A program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents or Web pages where the keywords were found. (more ...)
Search Engines
Clustered Results
Clusty
GigaBlast
iBoogie
KartOO
WiseNut

A cluster is a group of results that are centered around a common subject. For example, a search for 'Jacksonville' using such a search engine could organize clusters around the following topics: the Jacksonville Jaguars, the City of Jacksonville, Homes, Businesses, and others.

Meta-Search Engines
These combine the results of multiple search engines.
Dogpile
ixquick
MetaCrawler
Search.Com
WebCrawler
Portals
Incorporate search engines, and offer additional services.
Excite
Go.com
Lycos
Yahoo!
Computers

Subject Directories

Definition
An Internet research tool on the World Wide Web that organizes Internet resources by subject headings and subheadings. The essential difference between search engines and subject directories is that directories involve humans in selecting, describing and organizing Web resources using selective criteria. (more ...)
About.com
Digital Librarian
dmoz - Open Directory Project
Internet Public Library
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Alternate Browsers
For more alternative browsing options, visit the World Wide Consortium's website.

 

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