New Search Lookup Tool Available

New Search Lookup Tool Available

From The Search Engine Report
Oct. 4, 1999

GuruNet, still in beta testing, lets you highlight or Alt-Click on words in a document and then send them to an online dictionary or thesaurus. You can also send the words as a query to one of several search engines. It includes an ability to view and suggest related links for a site, but little of this actually works yet. Additional information is offered, as appropriate, such as stock charts and news headlines.

The main downside to GuruNet is that it requires a 700K download. Nor is the program integrated into your browser, though I didn't mind this as much with other standalone search utilities. Overall, GuruNet puts an amazing amount of quality information at your fingertips.



A mature product that offers similar functionality to GuruNet and far more search functionality. It also directly integrates into your browser. Internet Explorer users can even download it in less than a minute.


Allows you to "jump" directly to major companies by entering their names, stock ticker symbols or trademarks. More importantly, it provides easy access to a wealth of data about these companies: financial data, stock quotes, management teams, SEC filings and more. Use it directly online or download a software companion for Windows 95/98/NT.

Webopedia Personal Search Tool

Easy access to technical definitions from within your browser, and no download time to speak of to install it.

Search Utilities

Like GuruNet? Check out other search tools that are available.