A Rubric for Search Engines

Internet World, May 1996, Page 85

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DATABASE

Type & Magnitude of contents
_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________
FTP sites included?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Gopher sites included?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Newsgroups included?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N

SEARCHING

Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Can refine search results?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Case-Sensitive searching?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Advanced/enhanced search?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Uses Boolean operators?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Descriptions display with results?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N

EXTENDED FEATURES

Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Offers directory of Web sites by category?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Saves search results as bookmark?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
Offers reviews of Web sites?
Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N Y/N
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