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By Curt Davis - November 20, 2000 (From the Interesting Stuff Newsletter)

I have a keen interest in searching the internet which is probably easy to see by a lot of the content in my newsletters. Although, I consider Google to be the best single search engine, I recently found out that I have overlooked an absolutely excellent meta search resource - IXQUICK! Check out Ixquick and I think you will probably agree that your searches will be easier and more successful!

The Ixquick metasearch engine also handles basic and advanced searches with phrase searching by enclosing your search term in "quotes" - see the Power Search Techniques here:

The Basics of Space Flight identifies the range of concepts associated with deep space missions and the relationships these concepts exhibit for space flight.

C4 is built on the world's most advanced Parallel Search technology. C4 is not a single database like other Internet search sites. Parallel searching provides you with the ability to search more than one database at a time, while returning only the most relevant search results. C4 is a bit different than most parallel searches - ask C4 a question or enter a search phrase and C4 yourself!

Jim Kapoun, a reference and instruction librarian at Southwest State University has put together a guide called "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation - A guide for library instruction." This guide focuses on how to evaluate the quality of information found on the internet which is something we should all keep in mind when looking at any webpage!

WorldSkip Provides News, Information, Products and Services From Every Nation On This Planet!

Greg Notess has a very good article entitled "Searching Beyond Text: Multimedia Search Tools" in the November issue of Online magazine with lots of tips for multimedia searching - worth checking out!

Kim-Spy has LOTS of interesting information and links to other interesting places! Kim-Spy is "A virtual library of military intelligence and information war."

The Air Traffic Control System Command Center Real-time Airport Status page has information for airports from around the United States. Select an airport from the map or from the drop-down list to obtain the latest delay information.

Kasamba connects you to thousands of Experts in hundreds of categories that can answer your question in real-time, live via the Internet. Kasamba is a unique question and answer service that matches people who have questions to the people who are qualified to answer them.

MERLIN, the Military Education Research Library Network is the web presence of the military education libraries in the United States, and Europe. MERLN offers the combined resources of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world by providing access to library holdings and electronic information resources.

Freesearchers is for Surfers Who Get It... Are you lost in the web? Stuck on the hard shoulder of the information superhighway? Then consider Freesearchers the recovery service to smarter Surfing, the shortcut to the best free internet search tools and power-ups and get the free web goodies really worth having.

Photobank is a selection of UNESCO's collection of photographs and slides made available online to professionals and to the public at large. The collection covers a wide range of subjects related to the Organization's fields of competence: education, science, culture and communication.

Xrefer has been around for a while, but if you haven't used this reference resource yet, you should check it out! Xrefer is the web's reference engine providing Free access to the most comprehensive online collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and quotations and more.

FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. Federal Government agencies. If you like facts and statistics websites like I do, you will love FedStats!

Well, I guess that's about enough Interesting Stuff for now... :)

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