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Select your native language or mother tongue from the language popup menu
Even if you are searching the entire web rather than a language space, this will allow Spacesearch to provide a search engine interface in the language you speak where possible.
Select your favourite search engine
If you require help on using the search terms, press the ? help button to bring up help information from your selected search engine.
Select the space to search
This will normally be all the web or all of recent usenet traffic.
We appreciate suggestions for useful spaces.
Do you want to narrow your search to a certain language?
If you wish to search for content in a specific language, select that language from the popup menu and click the 'search texts in this space' button - otherwise leave 'search all this space' checked.
Type in your query if you haven't already, and press Find.

If the search engine you have selected is too slow, just select another search engine and press Find again.

Power user tips

Once you have a window full of search results, we suggest using your rightmost mouse button (or holding your Mac's mouse button down) over search results to get a 'New Window with this link' option. This allows you to have a single window containing search results, while getting and examining many possible useful pages at once.

Spacesearch supports transparent boolean searches on Altavista, Excite, and Hotbot. To bring up Altavista's Advanced Help page, first type a boolean search string - then press the ? help button. Boolean terms must be in CAPITALS for Excite and Snap.


The space in Spacesearch allows you to do fast and easy searches of: We welcome suggestions for additions to this list. Offers to translate this page into all the languages that we can search for would be appreciated!

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Lloyd Wood (
last updated 18 April 1998