Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Commentary:Sotir: Search Engines and Directories

We all know that the Web has a seemingly infinite amount of information. One of the most important skills for the 21st Century will be the ability to find the information you seek. Search engines and directories are much more refined than they were in the old 'Archie' days (one of the first search engines on the Internet). There are meta-search engines, subject specific search engines, aggregators, blog, wiki and podcast search engines, and on and on. Some have a human interface, such as Cha Cha, and others offer targeted information like Google Scholar. All have a purpose, and all can help you to find what you need. For search engine information and sites, try our hotlist: or the engines cited in the right column of this Blog. The information is probably out there, the key is knowing how to find it. There are some unique and powerful tools available. It's worth a few minutes of your time to find out what they are.