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Internet Search Tools

Searching the Internet is often very frustrating because there's no overall organization. An Internet search can often be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately there are several search tools that help you to find the information you need.

  • Search Engines are good for specific, narrow topics.
  • Subject Directories are helpful if you have a broad topic or if you want to browse.
  • Choose one of the Best-of-the-Web Directories when you want quality, evaluated sites.
  • Check out the Phone Book Directories if you need to locate a person, their street or e-mail address, and phone number, or if you are looking for a business.
  • Multimedia search sites can help you retrieve sights and sounds.
  • Don't know which tool to use? Finding Information guides you to the right one.

  • Search Engines


    AfterVote -- http://www.aftervote.com
    AltaVista -- http://www.altavista.com
    Ask.com -- http://www.ask.com/
    ChaCha -- http://www.chacha.com
    Clusty -- http://www.clusty.com
    Dogpile: A Multi-Engine Search Tool -- http://www.dogpile.com
    Draze MetaSearch -- http://www.draze.com
    Excite -- http://www.excite.com
    Exalead.com -- http://www.exalead.com/search
    Freeweb Central -- http://www.freewebcentral.com
    Go.com -- http://go.com/
    -- http://www.google.com
    -- http://www.hotbot.com/
    Ixquick -- http://ixquick.com/eng/
    Lycos -- http://www.lycos.com
    Metacrawler -- http://www.metacrawler.com
    netTrekker -- http://www.nettrekker.com
    Northernlight -- http://www.northernlight.com
    Proteus Search Site -- http://www.thrall.org/proteus.html
    StumbleUpon -- http://www.stumbleupon.com
    Technorati -- http://www.technorati.com
    Uncover the Net -- http://www.uncoverthenet.com
    WebCrawler -- http://www.webcrawler.com
    WolframAlpha -- http://www.wolframalpha.com/
    37.com -- Searches 37 Search Engines -- http://www.37.com

    Subject Directories

    Librarian's Index to the Internet -- http://lii.org
    Yahoo! -- http://www.yahoo.com
    Internet Public Library -- http://www.ipl.org
    My Virtual Reference Desk -- http://www.refdesk.com
    Galaxy -- http://www.galaxy.com/
    DMOZ - Open Directory Project -- http://www.dmoz.org

    Best-of-the-Web Directories

    Best of the Web -- http://www.botw.org
    The Web's Best Directory -- http://www.webs-best-directory.com

    Phone Directories

    Worldwide Telephone Directory -- http://www.infobel.com/teldir/teldir.asp?page=/eng/
    BigBook -- http://www.bigbook.com
    White Pages -- http://www.whitepages.com/
    WhoWhere? -- http://www.whowhere.lycos.com
    Switchboard -- http://www.switchboard.com
    Four 11 -- http://people.yahoo.com
    BigFoot's Global E-Mail Directory -- http://www.bigfoot.com
    Big Yellow: Where People and Businesses Meet -- http://www.bigyellow.com
    Yellow Pages -- http://www.yellowpages.com

    Image & Multimedia Sites

    The websites that follow are controlled by their respective providers and are not controlled by Del Mar College. While these sites provide useful content, please be advised that they may also contain offensive material.

  • Ask.com Image Search -- http://www.ask.com/#subject:img|pg:1
  • Google Images -- http://images.google.com
  • Video
  • Ask.com Movie Search -- http://www.ask.com/#subject:mov|pg:2
  • Google Video -- http://video.google.com
  • Yahoo! Video -- http://video.yahoo.com
  • Audio
  • Yahoo! Music -- http://music.yahoo.com/
  • Miscellaneous
  • Lycos Media -- http://www.lycos.com -- Click Images & Video Tab

    Del Mar College Libraries
    101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    Phone (361) 698-1310

    Please send comments/suggestions to
    Merry Bortz, Head of Library Electronic and Database Services

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