Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A9 search engine

Check out A9 a relatively new search engine from Amazon.com. One of the features that sets A9 apart from all the rest is the inclusion of "Search Inside the Book" results from Amazon.com - the program that allows you to search the full text of over 100,000 current books.

One of the most obvious distinctions of A9 is that search results are displayed in five columns: Web Results, Book Results, Image Results, Movie Results, and Reference Results (links to ready-reference results from guruNet, including several dictionaries, a thesaurus, lexicon and translations of the search term into 14 languages).

A9 is really a hybrid: part general-purpose search engine, part specialized search tool, part web resource management tool. Note that many of the features of A9 are only available if you sign in, using your Amazon.com log in. Click here for more about these special features. You will be glad you did!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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