Edited by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek
[Est. 1 Aug 1997. Page last updated: 7 Dec 2009.]
This document keeps track of leading information retrieval facilities of value/significance to researchers in the field of Asian Studies and Social Sciences. It is a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of relevant WWW server not in this list.
Search Ixquick: a metasearch engine (www.ixquick.com, US/Netherlands)
[Searching many popular search engines - anonymously - at the same time. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine covers. Contents: * Web, * International Phone Directory, * Video, * Pictures]
Search Dogpile Multi-Engine Web Search Tool (www.dogpile.com, USA)
[Parallel search in search engines covering:
The Web: Yahoo!, Lycos' A2Z, Excite Guide, World Wide Web Worm, WWW Yellow Pages, PlanetSearch, What U Seek, Magellan, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, AltaVista, Excite & HotBot.
Usenet: Hotbot News, Reference.com, Dejanews, Altavista and Dejanews' old Database.
FTP: Filez, FTP Search and Snoopie! (Only the first word in your query will be passed on to these search engines.)
News Wires: Yahoo News Headlines, Excite News and Infoseek NewsWires.]
Search MetaCrawler Multi-Threaded Web Search Service (www.metacrawler.com, USA)
[The MetaCrawler is a free WWW search service. The MetaCrawler sends your queries to nine different services: * Google, * Yahoo, * Ask Jeeves, * About, * LookSmart, * Overture, * FindWhat. The MetaCrawler organizes the results into a uniform format, and displays them. With the MetaCrawler, the sorted list that is displayed can be sorted by a number of different ways, such as locality,
region, and organization]
Search Search.com (search.com, USA)
[Formely known as Savvy Search. Types of Information: WWW Resources, Academic, Commercial, Entertainment, Images, News, People, Reference, Software, Technical Reports.
Sources: Search Partners, Web Pages (from About.com, All The Web, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Britannica.com, Clearinghouse, Direct Hit,
Galaxy, HotBot, Open Directory, Surf Point, Teoma, Thunderstone, Today on CNET, Wisenut, Yahoo!);
Advice and Answers; Latest Prices, Directories (mySimon, Yahoo!, LookSmart, Open Directory, Teoma); Headlines (CNET News.com, Yahoo! News, MSNBC, CNN)]
Finding Images on the Web (www.bu.edu, USA)
[Introduction: Word and Image; Image Copyright; Downloading; Search Engines; Image Search Engines; Image Archives/Image Collections/Imagebases; References
The original site appears to have disappeared from the Net. However, it has been archived by the Internet Archive (www.archive.org)]
Search Engine Showdown (www.searchengineshowdown.com, USA)
[The users' Guide to Web Searching - Features (Search Engine Chart, By Feature, News Searches, Multi-Search, Directories, Opinions/Usenet, Phone Numbers, Others); Analysis (Stats Summary, Relative Size, Total Size, Unique Hits, Overlap, Dead Links, Inconsistencies); Learning (Strategies, Reviews, Books, On the Net); News & Talk (Latest News, Email Lists, Alerts)]
Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers, and Issues (www.infotoday.com, USA)
[A 2001 article by Gary Price of Gary Price Research and Internet Consulting
Ten Things to Know about Google; Ten Things to Know about AllTheWeb; Ten Things to Know about Altavista; Ten Things to Know about MSN Search; Ten Things to Know about Northern Light; Ontologies, Controlled Vocabularies, XML, and Web Search Engines; The Future: New Tools on the Way (www.wiwsenut.com; www.teoma.com; www.guidebeam.com; www.picsearch.com; www.netcurrents.com; www.iphrase.com); Essential Reading]
Research Resources for the Social Sciences (www.socsciresearch.com, Canada)
[General Resource Searchers, Aggressive Pattern Searchers, Content to Browse, Social Science Data Archives, Miscellaneous Information Sources, Site Information and comments]
SOSIG - Social Sciences Information Gateway Database (U. Bristol, UK)
[Accountancy, Anthropology, Business and Industrial Management, Demography, Development Studies, Disability Issues, Economics, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethnology, Feminism, Geography, Government and Public Administration, International Relations, Law, Military Science, Philosophy, Politics, Political Economy, Psychology, Social Science - General (including Datasets and Data Archives), Social Science - Methodology, Social Welfare and Relief (including Insurance), Sociology,