A guide to specialized search facilities on the Net

© 2001 Walt Howe
(last updated 26 April 2001)

Specialized information is often difficult to locate using the major search engines and directories like Google, Northern Light, Fast, AltaVista, Lycos, or Yahoo. This page offers pointers on the use of customized search tools to find specialized information on the Net, much of which is not accessible to the .

If you don't find what you are looking for here, see our guide to Searching the Invisible Web, which is more comprehensive

Find People and Businesses. Find email addresses or phone numbers of people and businesses.

Find Listservs and other email discussion lists.

Find Libraries using Hytelnet for telnet accessible catalogs and Hywebcat for web accessible catalogs.

Find FAQs (Frequently Asked Question files) on many subjects

Find Medical Information from the National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE from MedLib and Grateful Med).

Find information on books

Find biographical information from the Biography Center, the Biographical Dictionary or Try all sources.

The All-Music Guide. A bit of a misnomer, since it is very weak on classical and show music, but very strong in popular music, jazz, rock, country, folk, blues, and film music. For classical music, see the Classical MIDI Archives, the definitive index of classical MIDI music on the net.

Find Training Resources

Find Newsgroups

Find information on movies

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