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US People

  • AllPages.com business directory.
  • Americadex is a fee-based lookup service.
  • Anywho - AT&T's people and business lookup. Also a reverse number lookup.
  • Bigfoot has a large database of e-mail addresses as well as yellow pages.
  • Crimetime Black Book Online - reverse phone lookup, bank records, state and federal records, skip trace.
  • C|Net Search - look up just about everything.
  • FindLaw has a reverse phone and address lookup facility.
  • Freeality - reverse phone and address lookup facility.
  • FoneFinder find what city a given phone number or area code is in (USA and Canada).
    Americom also offers reverse area code lookup.
  • Google reverse phone number lookup - enter a phone number with dashes in the Google search prompt. Google will return the address and map with a phone icon next to the entry.
  • ICQ.com interpersonal chat / instant messaging.
  • InfoUSA includes reverse number lookup.
  • Knowx.com provides instant access to comprehensive public record information at a low cost.
  • Locateme.com: look up someone from public records with just a first name and age. This is a fee-based service. There has been at least one complaint about timeliness and refunding of service fees.
  • Nonpub - get non-published phone information for a fee.
  • Phone Bust - fee-based lookup of phone information, social security information, records check.
  • Reverse Directory - reverse personal and business phone number lookup.
  • Switchboard lets you search for businesses and people.
  • US Search searches public information on people.
  • WhoWhere (Lycos): Find someone's e-mail address, real address, or phone number.
  • Yahoo people search (formerly '411'). Comprehensive search capability - lookup addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and home pages.
  • www.555-1212.com is a fee-based home and business lookup service.
  • PublicData.com is a fee-based research service.

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Search Engines


Meta search engines submit your query to several search engines at once:
  • Copernic - highly effective, eliminates duplicate responses.
  • Debriefing - good, eliminates duplicates.
  • Dogpile - a good basic multi-engine search tool, but does not eliminate duplicates.
  • Fazzle.
  • Highway 61 - provides good results.
  • ixquick - comprehensive; eliminates duplicates and porn sites.
  • iWon - great advanced search features, voted "best of the web".
  • Mamma - average
  • MetACrawler - excellent; use for searches of web page meta tags.
  • Metahoo - meta search with no ads.
  • ProFusion - average results, excellent search control.
  • SavvySearch - provides good quality results, but is harder to control.
  • Zapmeta.
Basic Search Engines
  • AllTheWeb - a fast engine
  • AltaVista - highly rated. Also searches newsgroups. Good database; good for general searches but can return a long list of results.
  • Business.com - business search engine.
  • Galaxy - average.
  • GoTo - simple, easy interface.
  • Google - excellent at finding what you are looking for.
  • Google Groups (formerly DejaNews) - excellent newsgroup search engine.
  • Google Scholar - to find research articles, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.
  • Hotbot - narrows your search better than most engines. Excellent querying and filtering capabilities.
  • JoeAnt - directory.
  • Lycos - average, good for simple searches; great for MP3's.
  • LookSmart - average.
  • Mamma
  • NewKnows - comprehensive "how-to" site.
  • NewHoo - average.
  • Reference.com - searches newsgroups and email discussion lists.
  • Teoma
  • Turbo10 - performs extensive searches.
  • Web Crawler - average, good for simple searches.
  • WorldLight - directory.
  • Yahoo - highly rated, with an excellent catalog. Good for general queries.
  • Zeal - owned by LookSmart.
Search Engine Selectors Extended Search Engines Search Engine Reports and Forums
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Privacy


 
If you want to maintain your privacy, see how to get off Junk mail, telemarketing, spam, and e-mail lists.
 
You can use these instructions on Internet Search Engines to have your name removed from search databases.
 
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How to get rid of Junk mail

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