- The CUI W3 Catalog was a fairly
comprehensive semi-automated high-quality global index, although this service has
now been removed. Contact Oscar Nierstrasz
for more information.
- Our ALIWEB is a semi-distributed/automated
special global index for the Web.
- The popular Yahoo features a hierarchically organised
- The GNA Meta-Library is becoming more
out of date as it is maintained manually, but has got non-WWW refernces also.
- CityScape's Global On-Line Directory is one of any
claiming to be the "the ultimate Internet reference" soon...
- DA-CLOD is a database where anybody
can add URLs. WARNING - It appears the service is no longer available
comp.infosystems.announce search engine refers to your local News system for the
actual articles (which may no longer exist).
- The UK Index is a manually maintained
index of resources in the UK
- Alta Vista has access to 8 billion words in 16
million web pages. It also has an index of 13,000 news groups updated in real-time.
- The Spectre Searcher at Santa Cruz,
California is "a powerful and quick simple search engine with a database of
thousands of indexed Web and Gopherspace pages and areas".
Robot generated WWW Indexes
These indexes of WWW-based resources are generated by robots, and therefore very complete, but are
more likely to find too much information.
- The Lycos robot is probably the largest.
- The WebCrawler is smaller, but more up-to-date.
- The comprehensive HarvestResource Discovery
system has a demo database of WWW Pages.
- The EInet Galaxyalso has a subject tree.
- InfoSeek is commercial, but have a limited free demo
- Open Text is another big commercial database.
- JumpStation is an index in the UK, which is not
- NlightN - "A Universe of Databases, News, Internet and
more". Limited searches without registration, but registration is free.
Other Internet Indexes
These are not WWW-based, but may well be of interest.
Whole Internet Catalog is an up-to-date
copy of the appendix in Ed Krol's The Whole Internet Guide.
Veronica searches Gopherspace, but is very busy
and often gives far too many matches to be useful.
WAIS Directory of servers will find relevant WAIS
Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource
Guides has lists of resource guides.
is a full-featured
gateway for the web, and locates files on Anonymous FTP sites.
The Language List
Free Compilers and Interpreters List should be obvious.
Mac Software Catalog is a Web view of Michigan's Mac Archive.
IBMPC Windows Archive
is part of the
HENSA/Micros archive, and the
is also maintained by HENSA in the UK.
You might also check out the
Virtual Shareware Library (SHASE),
with search engines for UNIX, Mac, Windows, DOS, Atari, Amiga etc.
There is no single good way for finding people on the
NetFind Gopher uses a number of different sources
to locate people. This
UFN Search will find people in the X.500 directory.
You can query the
Internet domains database to look for organisations on the net.
For Internet related standards and proposed standards you
can use the RFC Index Search and
Internet Draft Index Search
at NEXOR. The Unified CS
TR Index gives nice HTML abstracts, and Rick Harris maintains a WAIS
Computer Science Technical Reports.
SEL-HPC Article Archive contains databases on High Performance Computing
and other disciplines.
CIA World Factbook is the 1993 edition.
Alex is a Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet.
For questions or comments regarding our web service, contact
NEXOR Ltd 1997, All rights reserved, PO BOX 132, Nottingham,
NG7 2UU, UK.