Search Engines

    Search engines are the card catalogs of libraries -- without the library system. A great site for finding search engines and directories is: search

    This site lists and describes major engines and directories and links you to them. This site also provides definitions of Internet terms; in fact this site provided the first few lines of this definition of search engine:

    Search engines are constantly searching sites to create their catalogs of Webpages and index these by terms most frequently used. There is little human conceptual categorizing -- cataloguing is fast, extensive, current and may lead you where you never intended to go -- or to places you might never have been lucky enough to find.

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