Selected Search Tools for the WWW: A Guide
More Information on Searching
The following provide helpful information relevant to Web searching
Bare Bones 101
"A basic tutorial on searching the Web" from Ellen Chamberlain, Head Librarian at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Library.
Domain Name Services
From IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Provides useful information about generic domain categories and country codes; knowing about these can help you target your searches.
Evaluating Internet Resources
You've found a page, but is it any good? Consider the criteria provided here and on the related pages linked from this guide.
How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory
Helpful information from the SUNY Albany librarians. Provides listings of search engines by kinds of materials searched
and other features.
Recommended Search Engines
Created as part of the Teaching Library Internet Workshops, University of California, Berkeley.
Search Engine Showdown
Created and maintained by Greg Notess, Reference Librarian at Montana State University-Bozeman and author of many books, articles, and pages, including Government Information on the Internet.
Search Engine Watch
A monthly newsletter and guide to searching the Web. Edited by Danny Sullivan, Internet consultant and journalist.
Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher
Created by Pat Ensor for LITA, Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association.
The following sources offer access to sites that have been selected by librarians, educators, and information professionals. They are often helpful if you are finding too many pages using standard search tools, or are not finding material of substance.
Sources selected and categorized by librarians to meet the needs of users at the university level.
The Internet Scout Project
One of the best-known guides to quality information on the Web, especially of potential use to students and educators.
The Scout Report Archives include over 13,000 evaluative entries on websites in all subject areas, and is searchable.
Searching the Internet, which is no longer being updated, was and is a section of the Internet Scout Toolkit.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
A searchable annotated collection of resources selected by librarians. Although sites are selected primarily for the general public, many are of use to those in higher education as well.
The WWW Virtual Library
Started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web itself, and now administered by Gerard Manning. Sections of the WWWVL are maintained by volunteer experts.
Created: 18 September 2000
Last revised: 12 August 2002
Gretchen Revie, Reference Librarian,
Seeley G. Mudd Library
Lawrence University, PO Box 599, Appleton, WI 54912 (920) 832-7000