Sites offer deeper glimpse of Web


Here are some of the online "picks and shovels" you can use to mine The Deep Web:, - a searchable database of music, artists and musical statistics.

All The Web, - a multimedia search tool that includes Napster and ftp searches.

BadgerLink, - a gateway for access to more than 4,000 magazines, newsletters and newspapers from two vendors; the databases include many titles in full text. You may need your library card bar-code number.

CompletePlanet, - a searchable cache of databases and 38,000 "search sites." Compiled by the search-technology people, BrightPlanet., - John December's quick online chart describing what types of files can be searched using what types of tools.

Direct Search, - librarian Gary Price's extensive links to searchable databases and archives, updated regularly., - search engine and Web-based directory of legal information.

FirstGov, - the U.S. government's directory-style front page to the vast empire of online federal resources.

Google Government, - a search engine for federal and state Web sites.

The, - a directory of more than 10,000 databases, archives, and search engines that contain information that traditional search engines have been unable to access.

Internet Scout Project Archives, html - this is a searchable collection of more than 11,500 Web sites annotated by these University of Wisconsin-Madison hawks.

Librarian's Index to the Internet, - a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 7,500 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries., - a search engine that collects information from 1,800 online news sources and offers headlines with stories., - a wide-flung net of product prices and information from 2,500 shopping sites.

Scirus, - a search engine for scientific resources.

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