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SearchTools

Overview Books, Articles and Reports


Annotated links to books, reports and articles which provide general information about web site, intranet and portal search engines, including how to evaluate and choose software. See also Background Information listings, Links, Training, Newsgroups & Mailing Lists, Comparative Reviews, and Tools Listings.

For a local overview, see the Guide to Search Tools section.


  1. Specialize Your Site's Search (guest or customer access may be required) Forrester Report, $595, December 2001 by Kyle Johnson

Older but still useful listings: overviews of search engines from 1996-1999.


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