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We want you to profit from our long-term experiences working with the
Internet. Hence, we equipped our website with a commented list of regularly
up-dated search tools.
Before you start searching, please keep in mind...
Therefore, here are a few tips ...
The WWW's size is doubled every few months; therefore, the more general
your key word, the more your search results will be drowned in useless
The WWW is continuously changing. Addresses a few months old will probably
be invalid today.
If you use the same key word regularly, you will obtain many of same addresses
that you may already have.
Sometimes a word can be spelled several different ways (e.g. American and
British English--although American is definitely the spelling of choice
for the Internet).
A term can have several meanings (e.g. Veronica = a search system in Gopher-Space
but also just a name appearing on many web pages).
Use a key word as precise as possible.
If a page is indicated several times, choose the most recent entry.
If you search repeatedly, limit your search time setting to an appropriate
period (e.g. once a month).
When typing in the OR command, you can search for several spellings
at the same time (e.g. "Homeopathie OR Homoeopathie OR Homöopathie").
A term can have several meanings. Typing in the NOT command will exclude
some unwanted meanings from your search results.
On this page, you can directly enter a key word. The accuracy of hits
is increased by linking several terms with the AND command. The spelling
of this function varies depending on the search systems and is sometimes
only possible via direct access to the search systems.
will yield any web page with the term "frontier sciences"
(up to several hundred possibilities)
"Frontier sciences AND Datadiwan"
points directly to the Datadiwan's research on frontier sciences.
Favorite Search Systems
The following search systems represent those mostly used for our
own Internet research.
This is the latest search machine from Inktomi and Hotwired, more than
50 million (!) web pages! It can yield a lot of hits.
HotBot searches very rapidly; however, the down-loading of pages is
very slow due to the graphic structure. Advanced
This search engine supplies well commented search results.
Lycos offers most search options and the biggest data stock (approx.
10 mill. web pages) of all non-professional search suppliers. To obtain
its results, it scans the Internet via automatic programs (robots).
Data are arranged according to "popularity", meaning the number of references
to other web pages under this address. When searching composite terms,
AND is defaulted.
More options for search restrictions (AND, OR, ...), range of results,
and accuracy are made available from
This search sysemt combines a list of websites with a search machine.
It searches its own web site directory for entries from specific registrations
or in Usenet. Additionally, Yahoo can forward a key word to other external
A time limit option (3 years, 1 month, 1 week, 1 day) as well as AND/OR
option can be implemented when using Yahoo.
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