I got this post from on the the daily news paper of Nepal. I thought this could be informative for my blog readers. So i am posting this article as published in the news paper.The article is related to the comprehensive list of web portals designed for specific purpose. So lets start.
AltaVista: In 1996, a year after its instigation it was initially capable of powering Yahoo, but in less than a decade the company has taken a drastic turn for the worse and since 2003 has been powered by Yahoo! Nevertheless, the search site still prevails as a strong web search tool.
Go.com: Yet again powered by Yahoo, the Walt Disney Group’s search engine is a basic website for conducting general searches. It has a family friendly avatar.
Galaxy: Owned by Google, the first searchable online database has grown in size with a huge expansion in terms of entries on various search subjects. Nevertheless any non-indexed search is processed by Google.
Lycos: Presenting the user with general search recommendations, the colourful homepage of Lycos is very similar to Google in terms of the object assortment. Although traffic has significantly reduced these days, it still has a decent search capacity.
Blog Search Engine: Simply, as the name suggests, the search engine looks for all blogs or photos from moblogs. Subject specific search is also available.
Blog Sphere : This impressive site helps you connect your current articles to contextually relevant content with your personal archives as well as archives on the web containing photos, videos, and documents.
Technorati: A forerunner in the open source software business, this search provider catalogues over 112 million blogs. With such radical figures, missing out your search is highly unlikely.
FreeBookSearch.net : The extensive book search service looks through more than 30 search engines and countless digital libraries to exhaust your online book search.
Google Book Search : Although it disappoints time and again by publishing incomplete text due to copyright restrictions, the less popular among Google features—Google Books is equally powerful in searching online books as most other Google search features in their own different sectors.
Alibaba.com: The self claimed world’s largest database of suppliers, Alibaba is home to Chinese products of all kinds with export, import, search, catalogues and pricing information all available under the same website.
Bankersalmanac.com: This almanac provider produces intelligent reference data solutions to the banking industry for payments, due diligence, risk assessment, and financial research.
Lexis Nexis: LexisNexis has one of the largest databases on public records, news, forms, unpublished works, business info, and newspaper archives. For commercial use, it is like the history’s daily book.
ChaCha Search: This human defined feature offered by ChaCha produces human processed results. Also known as social searching, the site pays guides to answer your queries and it is in fact a human being producing your result rather than artificial intelligence (AI) doing the job by matching keywords.
Mahalo.com: Similar to ChaCha, it relies on human sorted results rather than a preset result from its database. It is extremely innovative and lucrative in terms of tracking and building hand-crafted results for your searches.
LinkedIn: Aimed at professional networking, this social network has over 135 million users registered under its name. From IT associates to account managers, engineers to even teachers, the Linkedin domain is the place to be to stay updated on opportunities and jobs in your respective sector.
CV Fox: Designed to trace down any identified CV and retrieve any available resume from the Internet, CV Fox gives users a free opportunity to find apt and suitable placements for their careers.
Monster.com: Regarded as the world largest job search directory, the website provides listings and vacancies specific to the country across six continents.
SimplyHired.com: Constantly keeping an eye on over thousands of job sites, Simply Hired claims to have around 5 million job listings to choose from so you can pick the one best for you.
Healia: Providing exclusive health communities, health blogs, and health guides, this website is one complete online package to aid you in enhancing your health. The site allows users to search from medical journals and clinical trials apart from the web.
Kayak: Its attempt to find you the best travel deals and airfare stretches across 140 travel sites and allows you to make reservations and payments from the site directly without having to redirect.
Mobissimo.com: This is a comprehensive travel search partner that helps you find the best offers in planning your travels. However, the site is restrictive in terms of reservations and online purchases as it does not sell tickets directly to consumers but consolidates travel offerings for a referral fee.
Blinkx: The online video repository holds over 18 million hours of searches indexed from most popular multimedia libraries such as YouTube, MetaCafe, MySpace, GoogleVideo etc.
FindSounds: Looking for specific sounds for your upcoming movie? If sound is all you are looking for then find- sounds.com offers you all sorts of music and tunes across WAV, MP3, AIFF, AU.
Picsearch: Search the web for images. An image search service with more than 2,000,000,000 pictures.
RSS Micro: This useful online search tool navigates all RSS feeds to produce the most specific user desired results.
NewsLookup.com: Constantly updated news are all tracked by this online facility. Encompassing thousands of source selective news sites from all over the world, this online repository yields region specific results for your search terms.
QUESTION & ANSWER
Answers.com : Answer.com is there to answer all your queries online through leading publishers and dedicated writers for the online facility. It offers free access to millions of topics as well as human processed answer.
eHow: eHow will simply tech you how to perform any task or conduct any activity. From over 140,000 articles in its database, it offers step by step instructions on simply everything
Source: The Kathmandu Post
Author: Prabal Man Dhaubhadel & Prabhat Shrestha