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Internet Search

Alta Vista
Indexes a huge number of sites and can do difficult and/or sophisticated searches. For a very fast search try Altavista Text Only at

Ask Jeeves
Allows users to type in questions in plain English. Searches several search engines at once.

Straightforward Australian search engine, which allows keyword and directory searching.
Search capitalised names as a specific search. Good for finding people and bands.

Google is the largest search engine on the World Wide Web, providing access to more than 1.3 billion Internet web pages.
Google offers a very good Internet search experience through a combination of speed, ease-of-use, and relevancy of results.

Hot Bot
Claims to index 54 + million documents. " You can count on getting relevant returns because of its easy and powerful search features and its effective blending of Web, popularity and directory results" (PC Magazine Online).

The is a directory of over 10,000 databases, archives, and search engines that contain information that traditional search engines have been unable to access. take you to these invisible sources.

A meta search engine - it searches Altavista, Inktomi, Looksmart, Yahoo and Open Directory simultaneously. Ranks and prioritises sites, eliminates any duplicates.

Kangaroo Jumpsite
Australian directory service.

Easy to use with good explanations. Has options for searching for pictures and sounds.

Search engines worldwide
A collection of search engines sorted by the country as well as the region. Search Engines Worldwide is one of the largest search engine links on the Internet. It has a simple but effective interface, an email update service and a web site translator

VICNET: Victoria's Network
Great starting place for information on Victoria and the world. Links and search capability to information on business, education, government, libraries, science, tourism, etc.

A meta search engine that uses document clustering to make results more relevant. Searches Altavista, Excite, Lycos, Looksmart, Open Directory and Yahoo.

Very friendly looking site that uses natural language searching. Good for beginners.


Australian search engine. Includes a comprehensive list of newspapers available on the Web.

The WWW Virtual Library

Links to internet sites through a subject catalogue.

Links to internet sites through a subject catalogue or directory - excellent categorization and organization. "You can browse and search with the same high-quality results" (PC Magazine On-line)


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