Sites offer deeper glimpse of Web

May 28, 2001|By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE

Here are some of the online "picks and shovels" you can use to mine The Deep Web:

Allmusic.com, www.allmusic.com - a searchable database of music, artists and musical statistics.

All The Web, www.alltheweb.com - a multimedia search tool that includes Napster and ftp searches.

BadgerLink, www.dpi.state.wi.us/badgerlink - a gateway for access to more than 4,000 magazines, newsletters and newspapers from two vendors; the databases include many titles in full text. You may need your library card bar-code number.

CompletePlanet, www.completeplanet.com - a searchable cache of databases and 38,000 "search sites." Compiled by the search-technology people, BrightPlanet.

December.com, www.december.com/net/spaces.html - John December's quick online chart describing what types of files can be searched using what types of tools.

Direct Search, http://gwis2.circ.gwu.edu/~gprice/direct.htm - librarian Gary Price's extensive links to searchable databases and archives, updated regularly.

FindLaw.com, www.findlaw.com - search engine and Web-based directory of legal information.

FirstGov, www.firstgov.gov - the U.S. government's directory-style front page to the vast empire of online federal resources.

Google Government, www.google.com/unclesam - a search engine for federal and state Web sites.

The InvisibleWeb.com, www.invisibleweb.com - a directory of more than 10,000 databases, archives, and search engines that contain information that traditional search engines have been unable to access.

Internet Scout Project Archives, http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/archives/index. html - this is a searchable collection of more than 11,500 Web sites annotated by these University of Wisconsin-Madison hawks.

Librarian's Index to the Internet, www.lii.org - a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 7,500 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

Moreover.com, www.moreover.com - a search engine that collects information from 1,800 online news sources and offers headlines with stories.

MySimon.com, www.mysimon.com - a wide-flung net of product prices and information from 2,500 shopping sites.

Scirus, www.scirus.com - a search engine for scientific resources.

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