|Offering compact or detailed searches through what the company claims is the largest Web index, Digital Equipment Corporation's Alta Vista can help you find your way through 8 billion words filling 16 million Web pages. It also provides a full-text index of more than 13,000 newsgroups.
|c|net's shareware.com makes it simple to find software on the Internet. More than 170,000 files are available for easy searching, browsing, and downloading from shareware and corporate archives on the Internet. According to Newsweek, "shareware.com does for software what Yahoo did for finding Web sites."
|c|net's search.com combines more than 250 search engines at one site to offer a single gateway to all the information on the Net. Search.com, a service of c|net, offers access to all of the ma jor search services, plus hundreds of specialized databases.
|The Electric Library
|Rather than searching the Web, check out the Electric Library's contents. Launch comprehensive searches across this extensive database of more than 1000 full-text newspapers, magazines, and academic journals; images; reference books; literature; and art.
|Can't describe exactly what you're looking for? Excite's unique concept-based navigation technology may help you find it anyway. Excite's Web index is deep, broad, and current: It covers the full text of 11.5 million pages and is updated weekly. And Excite's team of expert journalists offer reviews of 55,000 sites. Plus Usenet newsgroups, hourly news, commentary, and the Web's first interactive cartoon.
|Infoseek Net Search
|Rated the number one search service by PC Computing, Infoseek Guide helps you find what you're looking for on the Net, for free. With each search, you get the most relevant matches, related topics to explore, and timely news and views from popular magazines, TV networks, and the best online experts. Infoseek Guide also makes it easy to find email addresses, stock quotes, company profiles, and more.
|This comprehensive catalog of the Internet finds what you need in seconds, including text, graphics, sounds, and videos. PC World magazine recently rated Lycos best of the top 11 Internet search engines in both quality of information and relevancy of results.
|We've seen it all, so you don't have to. Dial Magellan, the voice of the Internet. We manage the absurdity of searching billions of words, and we have the one thing none of our competitors have . . . real stars. Check us out!
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|Open Text Index
|The Open Text Index searches every word of every Web page the company has indexed - some 21 billion words and phrases in all. The company claims it's one of the largest indexes available. Pose queries of virtually any length, or focus in by searching only titles or links.
|Search an extensive database of rated and reviewed Web sites and check out Point's cream of the cybercrop - sites their editors place in the top five percent. Plus, Point offers a weekly Top Ten list and international news headlines.
|W3 Search Engines
|This popular site offers a speedy Web search engine and a random-links feature to find new and unusual sites. It also features a list of the 25 most visited sites on the Web.
|Arguably the pioneer Internet guide, Yahoo! has been organizing Web content since what seems like the beginning of it all. Updated daily, Yahoo! allows users to both browse and search subject categories. In addition to using Yahoo!'s search functions, check out up-to-the-minute sports scores, weather, headlines, and stock quotes.