Other Interesting sites- Find your own
It's estimated that the World Wide Web consist of hundreds of
millions of documents and resources. Trying to navigate to an area of
interest proves to be therefore, a formidable task. Res earchers and
students at Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon and other institutions
have put together "search engines" to help us with this task.
Yahoo (Yet Another
Hierarchical Officious Oracle) is a Web guide developed at Stanford
to help index some of the more useful sites. In late 1995, Yahoo
indexed some 60,000 "worthy" sites, sorted into 10,000 categories.
Whereas Yahoo lists sites hierarchically by category (i.e., it is a
"Web directory"), other search engines such as OpenText
are often more comprehensive. One can prompt any of these search
engines to provide Web site information on topics as diverse as
medicine, gardening, space, and art. Boolean logic can be used to
restrict and define searches.
Some search engines are topic specific. Neil Busis has set up an
excellent search engine for Neuroscience-related topics at
Neurosciences on The Internet. Another Neuroscience Web Search
Engine is available at atNeuroscience
Our suggestion to you is to pick a disease, or other topic, and
find out what resources are available using these search engines. For
example, the topics of Epilepsy or Alzheimer's should yield several
interesting sites. Return to this page when you are finished.