Retrieval Tools for the World Wide Web

compiled by Judith Maginnis Kuster

Resources to search for Discussion Forums

Resources to search for people

  • Finding Email Addresses
  • Finding Addresses and Telephone Numbers

    Automated Search Tools

  • Alta Vista
  • Lycos
  • Excite
  • Infoseek
  • Hot Bot
  • WebCrawler
  • Northern Lights
  • Some Unique Automated Search Tools

    Meta Search Engines and Search Engine Collections

  • Dogpile
  • Go2Net (formerly Metacrawler)
  • c|net's
  • All-In-One
  • CUSI: Configurable Unified Search Engine is a configurable search interface for many searcheable WWW resources. It allows you to quickly check related resources, without having to navigate and re-type the keywords.
  • WWW Search Engines collects some of the most useful search engines available on the WWW.
  • William Cross' All-in-one search page is a compilation of various forms-based search tools found on the Internet. They have been combined to form a consistent interface and convenient ALL-IN-ONE search point.
  • Centre Universitaire d'Informatique CUI Search Engines of the University of Geneva has several search engines
  • EZ Find at the River allows you enter keywords to search for on the Net, and then submit them to several search engines without having to retype them for each engine.

    Internet Directories

  • Yahoo - huge seachable index of Internet resources
  • All Connect - searchable index of Internet resources for ages 7-12
  • Open Directory Project

    Internet Rating Systems

  • Galaxy
  • Point - reviews and rates what they consider to be the top 5% of Web sites.

    Subject Guides and Meta Directories

  • Argus Clearinghouse
  • Hardin Meta Directory
  • Sci Central - a metadirectory created for scientists and engineers
  • InterNIC Directory of Directories
  • Geometry Health Conditions

    Virtual Libraries and indexes to periodicals

  • National Library of Medicine
  • E-Library contains many full-text journals and newspapers. There is a fee, but a trial subscription is free.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato Library
  • Library of Congress - Online Catalogs
  • Hardin library good site to find information about almost any medical issue
  • askERIC virtual library

    Valuable On-line Databases and subject specific search engines

  • OneLook Dictionaries
  • Great Books Online
  • Internets - direct links to many online databases
  • Medscape - after you register at this site (it is free) you have access to searching the NLM's Medline, Aidsline and Toxline databases
  • free medline
  • Pediatric Database - provides information on various pediatric disorders
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man Database - contains over 150,000 keyword searchable full-text documents on genetically-based disorders.
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders - has information on orphan diseases that is written specifically for the general public
  • Amazon Bookstore - has over 2.5 million titles of professional and popular books which can be ordered online.
  • Family Village - a database on disability
  • MEDMarket Web Crawler - Health and Medical Indexes
  • Web Medlit provides access to the best medical journals on the web.
  • Medsite Navigator
  • PubMed allows a search through the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE for free.
  • Health A to Z Search engine
  • WWW Entrez currently allows you to access three databases : a subset of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, the NCBI protein database, and the NCBI nucleotide database.
  • LISZT, a directory of information about available mailing lists.
  • Dejanews a search engine for Usenet Newsgroups

    Finding Shareware on the Internet

  • ArchiePlex as NASA - helps you locate files on anonymous ftp sites on the Internet
  • Jumbo! - has over 200,000 downladable shareware and freeware programs
  • - contains over 200,000 files
  • Tigger - an excellent site for Children's software, and more.
  • ZD Net Software Library - helps you find top rated software
    last updated April 28, 2005