ComputerEase Resources


Search Tools List
A collection of search engines, directories, meta-sites, yellow page, white page, reference, and other search tools organized in easy-to-use categories.


Google


Section Index

Click on a section heading to scroll directly to that section. (Our favorite tool in each category is listed first within each section; the rest are listed alphabetically.)

Subject Directories Search Engines Metasearch Engines
Find People Find Businesses Find Files & Multimedia
Reference Tools Search Tools for Children Other Useful Resources



General Subject Directories


Point-and-click your way through these general subject directories to find just what you are looking for.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
Yahoo!http://www.yahoo.com
About.comhttp://about.com/
CompletePlanethttp://www.completeplanet.com/
Galaxy Directoryhttp://www.galaxy.com/
goGuides.org http://www.goguides.org/
Google Directoryhttp://www.google.com/dirhp?hl=en
IllumiRate http://www.illumirate.com/
JoeAnt http://www.joeant.com/
Librarian's Index to the Internet http://lii.org/
Linkopedia http://www.linkopedia.com/
MSN Searchhttp://search.msn.com/
Open Directory Projecthttp://dmoz.org/
Skaffe http://www.skaffe.com/
WebWorldIndex http://www.webworldindex.com/

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Specialized Directories


Point-and-click your way through these specialized directories to find just what you are looking for within a specific field or discipline.

Search Tool Links Focus/Discipline URL (Web Page Address)
Academic Info Variety http://www.academicinfo.net
Architecture Week Architecture http://www.architectureweek.com/links/
ChemDex.org Chemistry http://www.chemdex.org/
Educator's Reference Desk Education http://www.eduref.org/
FirstGov.gov U.S. Government http://www.firstgov.gov/
Federal Citizen Information Center Consumer issues http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
HealthFinder Health http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Newslink.org Media (newspapers, radio, magazines, resources) http://newslink.org/news.html

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Search Engines


Search engines are used for keyword and phrase searches.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
Googlehttp://www.google.com
A9 Search http://www.a9.com/-/home.jsp
AlltheWEB http://www.alltheweb.com/
AltaVista Searchhttp://www.altavista.com/
Clustyhttp://clusty.com/
Ask http://www.ask.com/
Galaxy http://www.galaxy.com/
HotBothttp://www.hotbot.com
kartOO http://www.kartoo.com/
Kosmixhttp://www.kosmix.com/
MSN Searchhttp://search.msn.com/
WebCrawlerhttp://www.webcrawler.com
Yahoo! Search http://search.yahoo.com/

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Metasearch Engines


Metasearch engines let you search multiple search engines simultaneously.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
DogPilehttp://www.dogpile.com
Ask http://www.ask.com/
ixquickhttp://www.ixquick.com/
MAMA
The Mother of all Search Engines
http://www.mamma.com/
Meta Crawlerhttp://www.metacrawler.com
Search.comhttp://www.search.com/
SurfWaxhttp://www.surfwax.com/

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Find People

"White page" tools are used for finding people's e-mail addresses, phone numbers, web page addresses, and/or land-mail addresses.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
InfoSpacehttp://www.infospace.com/home/white-pages
International White and Yellow Pageshttp://www.wayp.com/
People Search Links http://www.peoplesearchlinks.com/
SuperPageshttp://directory.superpages.com
Switchboardhttp://www.switchboard.com
Ultimates Meta-Sitehttp://www.theultimates.com/white/
WhitePages.comhttp://www.whitepages.com
WhoWhere?http://www.whowhere.lycos.com
Yahoo People Searchhttp://people.yahoo.com/

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Find Businesses

"Yellow page" tools are used for finding business' e-mail addresses, phone numbers, 800 numbers, web page addresses, and/or land-mail addresses.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
SuperPageshttp://yellowpages.superpages.com/
yp.basic.jsp?SRC=&STYPE=S
AnyWho Directory Servicehttp://www.anywho.com/yp.html
International White and Yellow Pageshttp://www.wayp.com/
Internet 800 Searchhttp://inter800.com/search.htm
Switchboardhttp://www.switchboard.com
The Ultimate Directory
U.K. Business Directory
http://www.ultimatedirectory.co.uk/
Ultimates Meta-Sitehttp://www.theultimates.com/yellow/
WhoWhere?http://www.whowhere.lycos.com

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Reference Tools

Tools for looking up definitions, famous quotations, grammar grapplers, etc.


Search Tool Links URL (Web Page Address)
ThinkMap's Visual Thesaurushttp://www.visualthesaurus.com/
Aardvark's English Forum http://www.englishforum.com/00/
Acronym Finder http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Babel Fish Translation http://world.altavista.com/
Bartlett´s Familiar Quotationshttp://www.bartleby.com/100/
Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/
Elements of Style
(by William Strunk Jr.)
http://www.bartleby.com/141/
iToolshttp://www.iTools.com/
Internet Public Libraryhttp://www.ipl.org/
Merriam Webster Dictionaryhttp://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm
PedagoNet
Learning Resource Center
http://www.pedagonet.com/
OneLook Dictionaries http://www.onelook.com/
Roget´s Thesaurushttp://humanities.uchicago.edu/
forms_unrest/ROGET.html
The Internet Classics Archivehttp://classics.mit.edu/
Thesaurus.com http://thesaurus.reference.com/
Yahoo's Reference Tools Listhttp://dir.yahoo.com/reference/

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Tools That Will Help You Find Files

Tools for finding applications, programs, shareware, and freeware.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
Tucowshttp://www.tucows.com
CNet´s Shareware.comhttp://www.shareware.com/
Download3K http://www.download3k.com
Dowloads Plaza http://www.downloadsplaza.com/
FreewareArena
http://www.freewarearena.com/
Freeware Files
http://www.freewarefiles.com/
Freeware Home
http://www.freewarehome.com/
Freeware Guide
http://www.freeware-guide.com/
FreewareWeb
http://www.freewareweb.com/
Stroud´s Consummate Winsock Applications
http://cws.internet.com/
ZDNet Downloads
http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/

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Tools That Will Help You Find Multimedia

Tools for finding images, sounds, music, and video.

Search Tool Links URL (Web Page Address)
AltaVista Image Search http://www.altavista.com/image/default
AudioFind http://www.audiofind.com/
AudioGalaxy http://www.audiogalaxy.com/
Big Search Engine Index to Images http://www.search-engine-index.co.uk/Images_Search
Can Stock Photos and Footage http://www.canstockphoto.com
Ditto http://www.ditto.com/
FindSounds http://www.findsounds.com/
Foto Stock Image Search http://www.fotosearch.com/
Google Image Search http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
Jumbo
http://www.jumbo.com/
Ithaki Image and Photo Metasearch
http://www.ithaki.net/images
Ithaki Multimedia Metsearch Engine http://www.ithaki.net/multimedia/
Picsearch http://www.picsearch.com

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Search Tools for Children


These are search tools that were created especially for children -- easy and relatively safe to use.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
AskJeeves Kids http://www.ajkids.com/
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
Internet Public Library
Youth Division
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
Kids Search Tools http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm
KidsClick http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/
Yahooligans http://www.yahooligans.com/

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Other Useful Tools


A few additional tools that didn't quite fit into the other categories.

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
MapQuest
Maps, Driving Directions, Interactive Atlas
http://www.mapquest.com
Search Engine Submission and Internet Marketing www.addme.com
Beaucoup
A list of search tools
http://www.beaucoup.com
Essential Links
A list of search tools
Scroll to the bottom of this page for a directory of links that includes search engines, directories and other resources.
FindSpot http://www.findspot.com
Search Engine Watch Search Tools List http://searchenginewatch.com/links/
Search Engine Watch An amazing resource that includes: Webmaster's Guide to Search Engines; Search Engine Facts & Fun; Search Engine Status Reports; Search Engine Resources; Search Engine Report (mailing list).
Zip Code Lookup
U.S. Postal Service
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/.com

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Find Quotations


Looking for just the right words to say...or to find out who said them?

Search Tool LinksURL (Web Page Address)
Bartleby
www.bartleby.com/
AnnaBelle www.annabelle.net/
Aphids www.aphids.com/quotes/index.shtml
Aphorisms Galore http://beta.aphorismsgalore.com/
BrainyQuote www.brainyquote.com/
Creative Quotations www.creativequotations.com/
Vitamins for the Mind www.jimrohn.com/vitamin_mind.asp
LibrarySpot www.libraryspot.com/quotations.htm
Lit Quotes www.litquotes.com
Oneliners & Proversb www.oneliners-and-proverbs.com/
Said What www.saidwhat.co.uk/index.php
ThinkExist
en.thinkexist.com/
QuoteGarden www.quotegarden.com/
QuoteLand www.quoteland.com/
QuoteWorld www.quoteworld.org/
Quotation Reference www.quotationreference.com/

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