Search Engines

The World Wide Web is a big place, and somewhere out there are the pages that you want to see. But short of looking at every one of the millions of pages out there, how can you find the ones that you need? The easiest way is to use a search engine to do your looking for you, and that's why we have assembled all of the major search engines here. You can either click on one of the search engine logos below, or just enter what you're looking for here, select an engine from the list, and then press "Go!"

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Yahoo! Canada Yahoo has always been the friendliest and easiest search engine to use. With its straightforward index-like presentation, and even the option to search only Canadian sites, we're sure you'll go back to Yahoo again and again.

DejaNews Deja-News offers you a powerful method of searching and reading Usenet Newsgroups. Search for topics that interest you in newsgroup titles or text, and even post your own articles.

AltaVista AltaVista offers the largest and most comprehensive search index on the web -- If it's out there, AltaVista can find it. While not as friendly as Yahoo, nor quite so picky about what it finds, AltaVista is the choice for finding sites that the other engines overlook.

Excite Excite is an independent search engine that is very functional. It searches on standard text strings and will return a brief description of each site matching your criteria.

InfoSeek Infoseek offers a wide selection of search abilities, combining text searches and what they describe as the web's largest directory.

Lycos Lycos offers keyword searches, as well as links to a variety of indexes, including the "Top 5%" of reviewed web pages.

MetaCrawler Metacrawler is a different concept in search engines. Rather than maintaining its own database or index, Metacrawler searches the other engines for you. It presents you with the combined results from AltaVista, Yahoo!, Excite, WebCrawler, Infoseek, and Lycos, effectively combining the power of all of those engines. Its only weakness is that it collects only ten 'hits' from each engine, so the depth of the search is limited.

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Last modified on: 8 June 1999