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In addition to popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN and AltaVista there are a number of search engines and directories that have interesting characteristics.

Clusty (http://clusty.com) organizes search results into folders grouping similar items together. This approach provides hundreds of folders rather than millions of web pages as a reesult and allows the searcher to immediatekly access desirable pages.

CompletePlanet (http://aip.completeplanet.com/) searches hundreds of thousands of databases that comprise the deep web.

Daypop (http://www.daypop.com/) is a current events search engine. Daypop crawls the living web at least once a day to provide the latest information. Currently, Daypop indexes over 59,000 news sites and weblogs on the net every day.

Flamenco Search Interface Project (http://bailando.sims.berkeley.edu/flamenco.html) uses metadata to allow users to move through large numbers of information objects (e.g. photographs) in a flexible manner without feeling lost.

Metacrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com/) makes searching more of the Web easier by returning the best results from the leading search engines.

Search Engine Watch Blog (http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/) is a portal for search engine news and an entry point to many search-related blogs

TutorGig.com - The Tutorial Website (http://www.tutorgig.com/web.html) has information categorized in several ways including web search.


Directories

demoz Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.org/Computers/) is the largest, comprehensive human-edited open source search directory on the Web (Yahoo Search started as a directory but was replaced by an AI approach when it became too costly). Demoz is constructed and maintained by a global community of volunteer editors. There is a section on computers, which focuses on the Internet and information technology.

Librarians' Index to the Internet (http://lii.org/) provides a well-organized point of access for Internet resources selected by librarians.




Dr. James E. Burke is a Principal in Burke Technology Services (BTS). BTS provides business assistance to startup technology companies, or organizations planning or integrating new technologies; develops and manages technology projects; performs technology evaluation and commercialization, and assists in technology-based economic development.

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