Web Directories | Specialized
Search Engines | Search Engines | Metasearch
= librarian's favorites in each category
Directories of academic resources (high quality for research,
but list fewer sites):
Academic Info: (features)
More than 20,000 college-level resources arranged by subject by
librarians from the University of California.
Index to the Internet: (features)
A subject directory with descriptions of about 7,000 Internet
resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to
the public library user's information needs.
General Directories (list more sites but quality varies):
About 1 million sites, arranged by "guides" to different
The most popular directory containing about 1 million sites.
features) Indexes close to a billion web pages. Has a great deal
of search capability and flexibility.
Fast Search: (search
features) Similar to AltaVista with ranked results.
features) A very popular search engine covering close to a billion
pages. Often finds "the best" pages.
features) Somewhat smaller but very precise. Allows
searching within results to narrow your search.
Northern Light: (search
features) Will arrange search results into topic
"folders," which can be very useful for narrowing your
search. Can also search its "special collection," consisting
of magazines, newswires, and databases which are pay-per-view ($1-$4).