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Title: The 10 Best Search Engines [of 2013]
Date of publication: May 2013
Description/subject: Jumped from 2012-2013
Language: English
Source/publisher: About.com Internet for Beginners
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: Searching the Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Date of publication: 22 March 2009
Description/subject: There are 3 search and 2 browsing options. You can use the Database Search (top bar) which searches the metadata (descriptions, titles, authors etc) of everything in the Library, but does not do a full-text search. The Full-Text search (top bar) does full-text searches, but only of the documents actually sitting on our server - not those on remote sites. Another full-text search method is to use a Google site-specific search (put your search term(s) in a Google dialogue box, followed by site:burmalibrary.org e.g, hydropower dam site:burmalibrary.org For some reason this gets more results than the resident full-text search.) The browsing options are from the Home Page to explore the whole library via Main Library and Reading Room or browse the Alphabetical List of categories and sub-categories.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 March 2009


Title: Altavista
Description/subject: Multilingual. Advanced search. Almost a million results for Burma OR Burmese OR Myanmar AND NOT pythons AND NOT snake (June 2003)..... 65,200,000 results for Burma OR Burmese OR Myanmar AND NOT pythons AND NOT snake AND NOT Shave (September 2012)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Altavista
Format/size: hrml
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Better World Links
Description/subject: "Over 90,000 well organized links (internet addresses) in English on the following global topics: Peace, Human Rights, Environment, One World, Social Justice, Sustainability, Conflict Regions, Military, Culture, Health, Women, Men, Youth, Education, Religion, Economics, Globalization, Politics, Media, And many more issues affecting our future... "Better World Links" is the leading web-site of its kind in the world. Up-to-date, balanced, hand-picked, free of charge and without advertising ! A link collection with an error rate of under 2 % ensured by regular checks. An update takes place every week with new links (more frequently in times of crisis). It is an ideal tool for everyone concerned with the issues listed above, facilitating orientation in the data jungle of the internet and allowing optimal use of the internet, thereby saving time and money. A forum for Peace, Human Rights, the Environment, 3rd World Issues, Women, Democracy and Social Movements of all countries. An easy-to-use and comprehensive data base of all relevant NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and information represented in the internet. Access to important information that does not correspond to published opinion - in particular critical background information on current problems..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Better World Links
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: Copernic
Description/subject: You have to download some software free to use it, and it is good for finding sites. Less good for locating individual documents
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Excite
Description/subject: Advanced search. "Burma or Myanmar or Burmese"
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Google
Description/subject: 25,200,000 results for Burma Myanmar (August 2012)...480,000,000 for Burma OR Myanmar OR Burmese (September 2012). Very versatile. If you want to search a big site like the UN or ESCAP, or one with n inadequate of no search engine, type your search terms, e.g. Myanmar drugs:site un.org or else Myanmar HIV site:unescap.org and it will search the site specified for your terms. You can also choose Web, Directory, Images (lots of photos and maps of Burma) and groups and other options... Moteur de recherche polyglotte. Polyglot search engine. Choisir "Google in your language", rechercher "Birmanie ou Myanmar". Click on "Google in your language" and search in Afrikaans; Albanian; Basque; Bengali, Bangla; Bork, bork, bork!; Bulgarian; Catalan; Chinese (Simplified); Chinese (Traditional; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Elmer Fudd; English; Esperanto; Estonian; Finnish; French; Galician; German; Greek; Hacker; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Interlingua; Irish; Italian; Japanese; Kannada; Korean; Latin; Lithuanian; Macedonian; Malay; Malayalam; Nepali; Norwegian; Pig Latin; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Scots Gaelic; Serbian; Spanish; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Turkish; Ukrainian; Welsh;
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google.com
Format/size: Read the search tips
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Google Chrome
Description/subject: This is the fastest browser I have found, good for large documents, of which this library has many.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 September 2012


Title: Search.com
Description/subject: Used to be "findarticles" 4487 free articles from a search for "Myanmar" (2003)...3,600,020 results for Burma Myanmar (August 2012)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Search.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: WWW Virtual Library - database index
Description/subject: "The World Wide Web Virtual Library was the first index of content on the World Wide Web and still operates as a directory of e-texts and information sources on the web. It was started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and the World Wide Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial index sites, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert. It is sometimes informally referred to as the "WWWVL", the "Virtual Library" or just "the VL". The individual indices, or virtual libraries live on hundreds of different servers around the world. A set of index pages linking these individual libraries is maintained at http://vlib.org/, in Geneva only a few kilometres from where the VL began life. A mirror of this index is kept at East Anglia (UK). A VL specific search engine has operated for some years and is now (VLsearch) located on its own server at vlsearch.org. The central affairs of the Virtual Library are co-ordinated by an elected Council. A central index (the 'Catalog') is maintained and joint services provided by the Council on behalf of the association....".....Agriculture: Irrigation, Livestock, Poultry Science... The Arts: Art History, Classical Music, Theatre and Drama... Business and Economics: Finance, Marketing, Transportation... Communications and Media: Broadcasters, Publishers, Telecommunications... Computing and Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Logic Programming... Education: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary... Engineering: Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical... Humanities and Humanistic Studies: History, Languages and Linguistics, Museums... Information and Libraries: Information Quality, Knowledge Management, Libraries... International Affairs: International Relations and Security, Sustainable Development... Law: Arbitration, Forensic Toxicology, Legal History... Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Biosciences, Earth Science, Medicine and Health, Physics... Recreation: Gardening, Recreation and Games, Sport... Regional Studies: African, Asian, Latin American, European... Social and Behavioural Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Population and Development Studies... Society: Peoples, Religion, Gender Studies
Language: English etc.
Source/publisher: WWW VL
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: WWW Virtural Library - International Affairs Resources
Description/subject: "This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. Each website is described only in general terms because of the typically rapid changes in details of its contents and features."
Language: English (French, German and Spanish also available)
Source/publisher: WWW Virtural Library - International Affairs Resources
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: Yahoo Myanmar Search
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003