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MagPortal.comSM helps you to find individual magazine articles from all over the web. It can be used as a research tool (try the search engine) or for keeping abreast of current articles in your field of interest (browse the categories). The value of this approach is that you can find articles on a particular topic regardless of where they were published. For example, in October 1999 an article was published explaining how a furniture retailer increased sales at his store by 20%. That article appeared in Internet World, so a retailer who didn't read that magazine missed some valuable information unless he/she watched the Business / Industries / Retailing section of

Unlike the general purpose search engines which may only update their index every few weeks (or months),'s more focused content allows us to update our site within days of any new articles becoming available. Also, when you perform a search on the search engine you can be assured that the resulting links point to material of a certain level of quality that is not always present in results from the more general search engines.

As you navigate the site you will encounter these icons:

Category description goes here.   This icon goes next to a category name. If you are using a recent version of Netscape or Internet Explorer, you may be able to see a description of the category by allowing your mouse pointer to rest over this icon (a light yellow box will appear next to the icon).
mark for My Articles   This icon appears next to an article description. Clicking on this icon adds the article (with an optional annotation) to your "My Articles" list so that you can easily find the article again later.
similar articles   This icon appears next to an article description. Clicking on this icon gives you a list of articles that are similar to the one you are looking at. This feature is made possible by the Hot Neuron SimiliarityTM software.