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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

07 December 2009

Asian Studies Search Engines [a guide]


07 Dec 2009

Asia-Pacific Research Online, Canberra, Australia

"This document [est. Aug 1997] keeps track of leading information retrieval facilities of value/significance to researchers in the field of Asian Studies and Social Sciences. It is a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html)."

Site contents:
* Asian Studies WWW VL Search Engine (Search: # Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library web sites worldwide, # Asian Studies WWW Monitor [coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html], # Pacific Studies WWW Monitor [coombs.anu.edu.au/pacific-www-monitor.html], # Inbox Robot for latest news [www.inboxrobot.com], # OAIster database of e-prints [oaister.umdl.umich.edu], # H-Asia logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~asia/], # H-SEAsia logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~seasia/], # H-Japan logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~japan/], # H-US-Japan logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~usjp/], # H-ANZAU logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~anzau/], # Asian Law Centre bibliographies [www.law.unimelb.edu.au/alc/bibliography/], # Asian Law Centre WWW links [www.law.unimelb.edu.au/db/useful_links/alc/], # H-Levant logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~levant/], # H-Mideast-Medieval logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~midmed/], # H-Turk logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~turk/], # H-Islamart logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~islamart/], # H-Buddhism logs [www2.h-net.msu.edu/~buddhism/]);

* The Top Search Engines (Search: # "Aliweb" database (www.aliweb.com, UK), # "Altavista" database (Compaq Co., USA), # "AllTheWeb" database (www.alltheweb.com, USA), # "Bing" database for web pages, images, videos, news and maps (Microsoft, USA), # "Excite" database (www.excite.com, USA), # "Google" database (www.google.com, USA), # "The Internet Archive" Collection (The Internet Archive, USA), # The "Wayback Machine" (The Internet Archive, USA), # "Yahoo" database (www.yahoo.com, USA);

* Asia Search Engines (Search: # NBR web site and publications catalogue (www.nbr.org, USA), # Arabic Web space (www.4arabs.com, US), # Asia Hotels Database (asiarooms.com, TH), # Australia Web space (www.anzwers.com.au, AU), # Bangladesh Web space (1), (www.bangla2000.com, BD), # Bangladesh Web space (2), (www.bangladeshdir.com, BD), # China Web space (www.surfchina.com, US), # India Web space (1), (www.searchindia.com, US), # India Web space (2), (www.123india.com, IN), # India Web space (3), (www.Search4i.com, IN), # Islamic Web space (islamic-world.net, MY), # Laos Web space (www.laoworld.com, US), # Malaysia Web space (www.cari.com.my, MY), # Nepal Web space (www.nepalsearch.com, US), # New Zealand Web space (www.searchnz.co.nz, NZ), # Philippines Web space (1), (www.alleba.com, CA), # Philippines Web space (2), (www.yehey.com, PH), # Singapore Web space (www.sg, SG);

* MULTI-THREADED engines (Search: # Ixquick: a metasearch engine (www.ixquick.com, US/Netherlands), # Dogpile Multi-Engine Web Search Tool (www.dogpile.com, USA), # MetaCrawler Multi-Threaded Web Search Service (www.metacrawler.com, USA), # Search.com (search.com, USA));

* Search Engines: Practical Knowledge # FinderSeeker: The Search Engine for Search Engines (www.finderseeker.com, USA), # Finding Images on the Web (www.bu.edu, USA), # Search Engine Showdown (www.searchengineshowdown.com, USA), # Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers, and Issues (www.infotoday.com, USA);

* Online Guides & Query Systems (# Research Resources for the Social Sciences (www.socsciresearch.com, Canada), # SOSIG - Social Sciences Information Gateway Database (U. Bristol, UK)).

URL http://www.ciolek.com/SearchEngines.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.ciolek.com/SearchEngines.html

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
rating not available
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: over 3,000 [in fact, 12,200]

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com