100 Tools To Search The Deep Web

This site from the Online College Blog has outstanding search information for finding things the larger search engines don't index.
The search categories are wide ranging:
- Custom Search Engines
- Semantic Search Tools and Databases
- General Search Engines and Databases
- Collaborative Information and Databases
- Academic Search Engines and Databases
- Meta-Search Engines
- Scientific Search Engines and Databases
- Custom Search Engines
Also included are these two segments:
- Tips and Strategies
- Helpful Articles and Resources for Deep Searching

If you want to look beyond the most-used search engines this is the place to start.
I spent a lot of time exploring the links at this site, and found more than a few gems.
I'd probably still be there if I didn't have to, you know, sleep and stuff like that.

100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web


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by cstadler on 9. February 2013 - 2:04  (105220)

Also consider as well vertical search engines for deep web like http://www.findthatfile.com, which searches not webpages, but documents, etc and also whats inside the files, metadata, extracts from multiple resources and types.

by rhiannon on 9. February 2013 - 4:11  (105221)

That looks like a useful site, thanks for the suggestion. =)

by Anonymous on 9. June 2009 - 17:32  (23437)

Looks like the servers are overworked because I could not get it to load. I will however make a note of this article and come back to check at a later time

by Bob on 1. July 2009 - 10:51  (24539)

Working OK (now)

by Anonymous on 10. May 2009 - 2:47  (21291)

In California asknow.org is an awesome resource provided for people who have library cards; I am stunned by what well educated professionals can do on the inet. I suspect something similar is available in the other states. I also suspect that it is once again a case of "it isn't what you know, but who you know" - I've tracked down highly helpful college professors and graduate students. Brush off those good old net-working skills and get to work over the inet!

by Anonymous on 9. May 2009 - 13:02  (21260)


by InquiringMind on 23. April 2009 - 3:35  (20360)

Dear Rhiannon,

I hope you'll consider this list as a starting point for yourself. It offers the potential for a number of interesting posts if you investigate the search engines from the point of view of identifying what they can do, and what they can find, that Google cannot. There is mention of searching databases which Google cannot do--but databases of what kind of information?
It doesn't matter much to me if a site is a "semantic search site" or not, but I would be interested in the kinds of findings that Anonymons (4/21/09, 8:23) points out about results for shopping or apartment hunting.

I hope this message inspires you to be an explorer for all of us.

by Bob on 22. April 2009 - 6:05  (20299)

Thanks Rhiannon. Great topic too.

by rhiannon on 21. April 2009 - 18:41  (20263)


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