Internet Links for Search Engines and Meta Sites.
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This page focuses attention on common search engines and the search terms for finding relevant information in our varied disciplines. It also includes other Meta Sites that also contain extensive lists of links.
Other pages on this site discuss each discipline in greater detail.
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As a service to our professional community, we are pleased to bring you a great starting place for locating information about each of our disciplines.
The following Searches and Meta Sites are for topics in:
- Human Factors
- Usability Testing
- Workplace Ergonomics
- Technical Documentation
- Technical Training
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- All-in-One Search Page is a great place to access several different search engines. You can place keywords into many different sources of searching the Web all on one page.
- Ask Jeeves is a plain language search engine. A very good way to find information if you are not sure of the keyword. Just type in your question.
- Biomechanics World Wide is a search site for topics in biomechanics. Lots of great links.
- Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) Information Sources is John December's collection of computer-mediated communication. You can search this database in a variety of unique ways with different levels of detail. A very nice place to start a search.
- EINet Galaxy is one of the most varied reference links. It is a great key word search engine or you can browse the links.
- Eureka and SavvySearch are a great key word search engines that cut across several other search engines. Give it a shot - they cover lots of ground.
- Google is one of the best search engines to find information in human-computer interface, human factors design, documentation, instructional design, biomechanics, etc. Just type in your topic of choice.
- Google Groups is a search engine for finding all the newsgroups on the Internet - hit the Groups Tab.
- Human-Computer Interaction Resources Network has links to a variety of HCI Internets, publications, jobs, resources, tutorials, etc.
- Human Factors search on Web Search. This is a search engine that searches several major search engines and shows the results from each in one convenient place. Type-in "Human Factors."
- InfoSeek GO.com Home Page is a good search engine powered by Overture.
- Lycos is an excellent key word search engine that allows you to do a "big" or "small" search. This is a must search area for any topic.
- Pandia Powersearch is an all-in-one search engine for all kinds of information.
- Search The Web is a complete search engine by John December.
- Teoma is another excellent search engine for information about human-computer interface, human factors design, documentation, instructional design, biomechanics, etc. Just type in your topic of choice.
- Yahoo is one of the primary search engines. It is well organized and has tons of links to serious research sites. A must see.
- W3 Search Engine is a multiple search engine. You can do keyword searches on several other search engines such as: CUI WWW Catalog, Global Network Academy meta-Library, Aliweb, WebCrawler, RBSE's URL database, NIKOS, JumpStation, NorthStar, WWW Worm and others. Take your choice and go for it.
- WWW Virtual Library is a search engine for any topic. This is the starting point.
- WebCrawler covers a lot of ground. Just enter key words.
- Webopedia is an encyclopedia for looking-up technical terms like "ergonomics" and get a definition, discussion, and a context.
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