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Chapter 4. Finding What You Need > Other Engines and Finders

Other Engines and Finders

There are search engines and useful sites other than Google. Here are our favorites.

Yahoo!

Probably the most important service on the Web has traditionally been Yahoo! Located simply at www.Yahoo.com, Yahoo! uses Google as its underlying search engine but in itself, Yahoo! has been more of a directory than a search engine. With a directory, you are looking at what can be best described as moderated links. In other words, when you are looking for a site for collecting Corvettes, Yahoo! may have a series of important listings that have often been examined, sorted, verified, and approved for listing. In the first years of the Web boom this was easier to accomplish than it is today, and Yahoo! has to use Google as a backup. Still, Yahoo! is an amazing resource because many of the listings on the Yahoo! site cannot be found easily by using Google alone. Yahoo!, as mentioned elsewhere, also offers other services, such as email, chat rooms, want ads, and all sorts of odd features worth exploring.


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