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From time to time, SearchDay takes quick looks at interesting search-related sites, services and tools. While you'll want to consider adding many of these to your search toolkit, others are just for fun.

Acurian
http://www.acurian.com/patient/
Acurian provides comprehensive searchable listings of clinical trials actively enrolling participants, detailed drug information, from development through approval to release, and news and commentaries from leading medical and research resources.

Affiliate Programs Directory
http://www.affiliatechannel.com/
Affiliate Programs Directory is a searchable directory to more than 1,000 web based affiliate programs --- also known as referral, reseller, revenue sharing, partner or associate programs.

Afghanpedia
http://www.sabawoon.com/afghanpedia/default.shtm
Extensive information about Afghanistan, including research papers, articles, general reference resources, and more, including a history of the country from the 3rd century to the present.

All the Gopher Servers in the World
gopher://gopher.tc.umn.edu/11/Other Gopher and Information Servers
Yes, Gopher (the predecessor and onetime rival of the World Wide Web) still lives. If your browser is Gopherspace enabled, this directory lets you browse or search for information stored in Gopher servers around the world.

Information Retrieval
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Keith/Preface.html
An online version of a classic textbook, somewhat out of date but still valuable for anyone wanting to understand the technical underpinnings of search and retrieval technology.

PepeSearch
http://www.pepesearch.com/
The PepeSearch index contains more than 625 million Web pages completely refreshed every 9 to 12 days.

The RFC Sourcebook
http://www.networksorcery.com/enp/default.htm
The RFC Sourcebook is a comprehensive guide to the Request for Comments (RFCs) series of Internet standards and Internet protocols, made up of over 3100 documents comprising more than 78,000 pages worth of information on how the Net works.

SciTechResources.gov
http://www.scitechresources.gov/
A searchable database containing descriptions of web sites that are key entry points to U.S. government science and technology resources, created by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Search Ezee Power Search Engine
http://www.searchezee.com/
SearchEzee offers a unified interface and search form for over 200 of the top search engines, meta search engines, directories and topical resources.

SeoPros.org
http://www.seopros.org/
SeoPros.org is an organization of search engine optimization consultants, and internet marketers developing and implementing a set of "best practices" for the search engine optimization industry. The site offers consumer information, a searchable database of SEOs abiding by the group's best practices, and a complaint center for anyone wishing to report unethical or inappropriate behavior by SEOs.

Webpager
http://hollyworks.com/webpager2/
Webpager is a Flash applet that lets you type a query and send it to your favorite search engine. It will launch your browser if it's not already open and bring you to the results page -- speeding up your search by about 50%.

Windows XP - Northern Light Special Edition
http://special.northernlight.com/windowsxp/
Hand-selected links to the most authoritative websites, free documents from Northern Light's Special Collection of premium research intelligence, and more resources offering thorough coverage of Windows XP.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Lycos Asia axes 60% of staff...
BBC Oct 11 2001 1:14PM GMT
Web search error adds Muppet to Bin Laden cause...
ZDNet Oct 11 2001 12:52PM GMT
Yahoo Gets Gets Friendly With Improved Search - Web Search Tip of the Day...
About Web Search Oct 11 2001 12:45PM GMT
5 stories about paying for web content (that wont cost you a penny)...
Silicon.com Oct 11 2001 12:36PM GMT
ExciteAtHome Stops New Orders...
New York Times Oct 11 2001 8:25AM GMT
SearchHippo Launches Search Engine For Reviewed Sites...
URLwire Oct 11 2001 6:32AM GMT
VeriSign, RealNames push keyword browsing...
Business 2.0 Oct 10 2001 7:54PM GMT
Horror Search Engine...
Research Buzz Oct 10 2001 5:51PM GMT
A site to call home...
globetechnology.com Oct 10 2001 1:12PM GMT
Intelliseeks BullsEye Turns 3 With Grace - Web Search Tip of the Day...
About Web Search Oct 10 2001 12:45PM GMT
5 Myths About Search Engine Optimization...
MarketingProfs.com Oct 9 2001 3:52PM GMT
AltaVista pulls down the blinds on e-tail unit...
Silicon.com Oct 9 2001 2:44PM GMT
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