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Search Engines


Tired of search engines which don´t find what you are looking for?

Try SuperSearch from HotBot
It lets you search for an "exact phrase" or combinations of phrases and words.
It also lets you specify the date, URL domain, type of media etc.

Northern Light search engine (New)
All-in-1 WWW search
Infoseek Guide

Finding People

WhoWhere - email directory
World Email directory
links to Telephone Directories worldwide

Information Resources

Portico - the British Library
The Portico Guide to Resources on the World Wide Web
NISS Information Gateway
Cambridge University Library - online catalogue


BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
The Guardian
The Independent
The Financial Times
Media UK - hyperlinked newspapers, radio/TV listings

Internet Utilities

The URL-minder: Your Own Personal Web Robot!
NetMind Free Services
Get free lifetime e-mail with NetAddress

Babelfish translation utility - courtesy of AltaVista

Software Resources

Pure Mac - up-to-date links to Macintosh software
MacWeb & Ultimate Macintosh - software and Mac links

Sunsite Northern Europe software archive at Imperial College, London
WWW Shareware site

Build your own WWW site!

Get your own Free Home Pages (6Mb) with Geocities
Get your own Free Home Pages (5Mb) with Tripod

HTML, JavaScript, Perl and CGI resources

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a widely used method for writing WWW pages as text files including hyperlinks, graphics, tables, forms, etc.

JavaScript is a client-side scripting language developed by Netscape which is usually embedded within HTML files.
With JavaScript you can make graphics change when you move the mouse over them or click on them.
There are also mathematical functions, time and date functions etc. which let you make dynamic web pages with added functionality, such as clocks, calendars and calculators. Unfortunately, client-side JavaScript does not let you manipulate files - so data cannot usually be stored either on the WWW server or on the hard disk of the browser. On the other hand, this means that JavaScripts pose a relatively low security risk.

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is a method for producing interactive WWW pages where the input is taken from clickable image-map pictures or fill-out forms. CGI scripts need to be written carefully to avoid security loopholes. Your WWW site might not allow you to set up your own CGI scripts.

PERL (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is the creation of Larry Wall.
PERL is probably the best scripting language and is particularly well suited for CGI scripts and processing text files, as well as general system admin tasks.
It originated on the UNIX platform and has since been ported to many other platforms including Macintosh and PC.


A Beginner's Guide To HTML
Yahoo's Web Resources
HTML goodies


Java(script) goodies
Netscape guide to JavaScript
WA´s JavaScript Tutorial
WebCoder - info on JavaScript etc.


The PERL homepage
The PERL Institute
CPAN - The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
WWW Library - info on CGI
The MacPERL home page

Going Home

Mark Harrison,       Marburg, April 26, 1998