FIRST GENERATION TOOLS:
|Traffick||www.quickbrowse.com/press/traffickcom||Impressive collection of articles, notes and reviews. Updates are frequent and the quality of the contents and comments very high. Critical reviews are common.|
|ResearchBuzz||www.researchbuzz.com||Mainly news about search engines, updated daily|
|Abondance||www.abondance.com||French, with a global coverage|
|SearchIQ||www.search.com||Not news, but reviews of search engines, directories and metasearchers with evaluation of features and rankings.|
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• The Internet Search-Off. Searcher, Feb. 1998.
• Search engines: The next generation. Network World Fusion, Oct. 20, 1997.
• Chakrabarti, S. Focused crawling: a new approach to topic-specific Web resource discovery. Proc. 8th Int. World Wide Web Conf. (1999) pp. 545-562.
• Stanley, Tracey. Alta Vista vs. Lycos, 1996.
• Lawrence, S. & Lee, G.C. How big is the Web? How much of the Web do the search engines index?. Science, v. 280, pp.98-100, 1998.
• Sullivan, D. Power Searching For Anyone, Oct. 2001.
• Nobles, Robin. The Future Of Search Engine Optimizing: Theme Engines.
• Hearst, Marti A.Next Generation Web Search: Setting Our Sites. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Sept. 2000.
• Leighton, H. Vernon. Performance of Four World Wide Web (WWW) Index Services: Infoseek, Lycos, Webcrawler and WWWWorm, June 1996.
• Rumsey, Eric. Searching for directory sites: Google - Yahoo! questions. Hardin MD Notes, October 2000.REFERENCE GUIDES
One of the most comprehensive and updated reference guides is the series of pages maintained by the University of Albany Libraries, especially those devoted to discerning the capabilities of each engine:
the World Wide Web
Tools and resources for locating Information
by Charlotte Jenkins
|The most updated of the comparative analysis sites, although somewhat descriptive. It covers different kinds of search engines and specialized ones.|
|How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory|
|Second Generation Searching on the Web|
Internet Resource Finding Tools:
A Review and List of Those Used to Build INFOMINE,
Index to the Internet
Lots of useful links about searching.
about search services
by Traugott Koch
among World Wide Web Search Services (Search Engines): Alta Vista,
Excite, Hotbot, Infoseek, Lycos
By H. Vernon Leighton and Dr. Jaideep Srivastava
of Search Engines
from the Search Page
the Net: Top Internet Searching Resources Reviewed
by Tracy Marks
updated October, 1997
Detection Analysis of WWW Search Engines
by Carsten Schlichting & Erik Nilsen, Lewis & Clark College
on Popular Search Engines
by Karen Campbell
keyword Resources of the Web
by John December
Engine Reference List
by Rowan Brownlee
Engines for the World Wide Web: A Comparative Study and Evaluation
by Heting Chu and Marilyn Rosenthal
WWW Search Tools
Library Internet Search Tool Details
||November 1995; updated September 1996||This list includes information on the size of each search engine's database.|
Wide Web Searching Tools, An Evaluation
||Ian Winship, 1995||This evaluation compares four search engines, Lycos, WebCrawler, WWWWorm, and Harvest, and two Subject Trees with search engines, Yahoo and EiNet Galaxy|
|Complete Guide to Searching the Net||September 2004|
|Understanding and Comparing Web Search Tools||February 1999|
the Word Wide Web
|Second Generation Searching on the Web||October 2004|
the Internet: Recommended Sites and Search Techniques
about search services
|Multi-search Engines - a comparison by Phil Bradley||February 2003|
|Precision among World Wide Web Search Services (Search Engines): Alta Vista, Excite, Hotbot, Infoseek, Lycos by H. Vernon Leighton and Jaideep Srivastava||August 1997|