*MAP/DrugNews search forms. There are some forms for the
MAP/DrugNews media and press archives, and multi-site forms where one
from many drug-related and drug-reform websites in which to search. Not
sure if phrase search (by selecting "phrase" from the
dropdown menu) is
working correctly in the MAP-DrugNews power search form. It wasn't in
the past. Try again.
You can try and see if the problems have been corrected. http://www.mapinc.org/search
MAP-DrugNews search shortcuts. To search cannabis and drug reform
and media archives.
For most topics 1997 articles are the usually the earliest
media articles in the MAP archives. & YY1=1997
is not required or necessary after the search terms because the results
page allows searching farther
back in time. But if you know for sure that you need to go back to
a certain year in order to pull up all the articles you desire then it
people some time to add the search term for the year to search back to.
back as far as 1998 use &YY1=1998. And so on.
people shortcuts, or Drug War POW
(Prisoner of War) shortcuts. Just add the name of the person to the
shortcut URL as shown above. You can use just the first or last name if
*There is another way to create MAP/DrugNews search
people. This search shortcut does a phrase search of the
archive. Just add the name to the end of the URL just below.
*9-2000. MAP/DrugNews search shortcut for many press articles about
Ralph Nader's September 8, 2000 press
conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he called for legalizing
cannabis/marijuana, and for harm reduction drug reform. Ralph Nader
"called for the legalization of marijuana as part of an overhaul of the
nation's 'self-defeating and antiquated drug laws.' ... Legalizing
Nader said, would allow the government to regulate and potentially tax
like tobacco products. " -Albuquerque Journal, September 8, 2000.
*MAP Drugnews On Your Website. How-to add clickable lists of
continually-updated news links for various topics. Choose between
5 to 50
articles per topic. This is like a search shortcut in the form of a
bookmark to a web page with one of these newsfeeds. http://www.mapinc.org/js
For example; the top 10 most-popular recent cannabis articles. Followed
by the top 10 most-popular recent drug-news articles.
*MAP. Source Directory. Alphabetical order. Search engine at
Press and media sources for MAP-DrugNews are listed. With number of
clippings, etc. from each source. Contact info for each source.
many of them. Forum links for some of them. http://www.mapinc.org/media.htm
Engines for this website. [TopLink]
The non-Google website search engines in this section are
rarely re-indexed since it requires the webmaster to ask for it
to be done each
time. So use the Google search forms to find the latest info on the
Or use the Google form below (the last of the three forms) to enter
the search terms. It produces the same results when searching this
site, but the resulting shortcut URL may be different or longer.
4 free search engines for
this Drug War website, or for the web as a whole. Try them
all. They get different results when searching
this website. Putting "quotes" around phrases can sometimes help in
limiting some of the results to pages containing
those complete phrases. Other than Google the search spiders for these
engines have not indexed this website in a long time. One has to log in
click a link telling the spiders to index the sites. Google does it
automatically which is another reason to go with Google. [TopLink]
search form. Clicking search terms in results will take you to the
sections in the web page where the term is found!
Site search Web search
search form. More options are found at the "Search this site"
link. This free site search engine allows the site webmaster to block
the spider-robot from indexing the duplicated stuff found on every web
page. Here is how: http://www.freefind.com/library/howto/exclude/#noindex
search form. This is an old one acquired from the Google site. It
may not even work anymore. Try it and see. The resulting URLs are very
long. There are better Google search forms. They produce short URLs.
See the other Google search form on this web page. It does not index
the Tripod site. The search form in the box to the left indexes the
Tripod mirror which Google was having difficulty indexing correctly due
to the left side list of links that Tripod inserts at the time of this
outside-pointing links and search buttons on this web page will
launch new, separate, browser windows. So, click
all the links you want. You will still be able to read this web
and TopLinks, to move around instantly within this web page. [TopLink]
See the multi-choice news search forms on this page. You can
choose a news site from the dropdown window. The search forms
can be emailed in HTML (color and graphics)
email. Or just send the URL of the page where you found the search
form. You can click
"save" in the file menu of your browser. This will save it to your
computer for use anytime you are online. It is easy to add or delete
choices in the search form. Just look at the HTML code in any web page
editor. Or click "source" in the view menu of MS Internet Explorer.
Another multi-site Google search form is found below. The form
below with the list of choices in the dropdown menu is only a
small part of
the search form
found at the bottom
of the search page of the Media Awareness Project (MAP). Go there
to see the hundreds of
alphabetized sites that are on the dropdown
menu there: http://www.mapinc.org/search
Search Drug-Related Sites:
If you don't get results from one site, then select another from the
menu above. Some sites may not yet be indexed by Google. They may
even been submitted to Google for indexing. To freely submit the site
to Google and 9 other search
engines instantly, go to this free instant submission site
link below. Just enter the homepage URL web address of the site. http://www.submitplus.com/top10.htm
The following HTML code has been deleted from the search form
adapted from the one on the MAP page and from the other multi-site
Google search forms here. Less
inputs means the resulting search shortcut URL after a search is done
shorter. So the shortcut URL is easier to pass
on. Especially in email where long URLs will wordwrap to 2 lines if
they are too
wide for the email column width. This can prevent them from clicking
The HTML above does not seem to be necessary in the search form, and
deleting it also lessens
the amount of HTML code and kilobytes in multi-site search forms. This
easier for others to create some very focused multi-site search forms
only 2 or 3 kilobytes. These short search forms are easy to add to HTML
web pages, etc.. Others can pass them on easily also, by copying and
Here is another example of a multi-site search form:
Here is the basic HTML code for the form just above. Note the
for adding and deleting sites. It is fairly straightforward. Feel free
or adapt it.
Anyone can add sites to the form, or delete sites from the form. To
see the HTML code for the form, or for any web page, click "source"
view menu of the MS Internet Explorer browser in order to see the html
code as a
text file. You can see the pattern for adding more sites. Use Notepad
or Wordpad to
edit the text file. Then change the text file extension (.txt) to an
extension (.htm). Double-click this html file to open it in your
Viola, you're a webmaster. You can also use a WYSIWYG html program such
FrontPage in order to easily edit the search form.
Use the drop-down menu above to choose from many websites. Such
as the Media Awareness Project (MAP-DrugNews) in
order to search the MAP-Drugnews press and media archive. Or CannabisNews.com
etc.. Then enter some search
terms and/or phrases. Google may not pull up the
absolute latest articles and pages. It depends on when Google last
the particular website.
Put quotes around phrases
in order to limit results to pages with that exact phrase in it. For
example; when searching for
"million marijuana march"
If you are searching the MAP archives,
you want to pull up articles from a specified year
then add one of these search terms below. They are found in
If you want MAP articles from two or more specific
put an uppercase "OR" between the search terms for the
v99 OR v02
v02 OR v97 OR v00
For example; you can use the Google form above to search the
for some specific MMM articles from certain years. Just enter this
whole line of search terms below
into the search
form. Just copy and paste:
"million marijuana march" uk OR canada OR london v02 OR v01 OR v99
Here are a couple results (of many) from such a search. Note how the
is designated in the mapinc.org URLs:
search shortcuts for specific years. Using Google search. [TopLink]
*MMM. Many LINKS. Million Marijuana March.
Cannabis Day. Global Marijuana March.
Cannabis Liberation Day. Hundreds of different cities worldwide
since 1999. The first Saturday in
May (or that weekend, or thereabouts). Rallies, marches, concerts,
meetings, parties, raves, info-tables, etc.. Links for event
navigators, alphabetical city lists,
contact lists, email lists and archives, photos,
flyers and posters, rally report
compilations over the years, media coverage, videos, MMM
shortcuts, FAQs, and more.
send your MMM city info, corrections, reports, etc.. Confirm your city yearly!
MMM mirror links: http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/mmmlinks.htm
The expanded CannabisNews search form has a checkbox for phrase searching. Or
add "&PS=on" to the search shortcut URL.
In either case phrase searching is not perfect, because when
searching for 3
or more terms, the search engine pulls up articles with any of the
adjacent to one of the other terms. All the terms must be in the
comments somewhere though. But not necessarily all 3 terms adjacent to
other. 2 adjacent seems to be enough. http://cannabisnews.com/thcgi/search.pl?K=million+marijuana+march&PS=on
Results are in chronological order. The default order for results is
date of the article (not the comments). So it is fairly easy to
the year of the article by running your cursor over the result URLs and
This sometimes produces better results than using Google MMM search
CannabisNews, and with a specific year in the search shortcut.
results do not arrive in chronological order of the articles. So it can
difficult to find the year of an article without opening the article.
the search term for the year may only be found in the comments.
Comments will sometimes mention
years other than the year of the article.
The CannabisNews search engine searches the articles AND the
some pages are pulled up in which the search terms are found only in
Open the article. You can use the "find" command in the
edit menu of your browser to locate whether the search phrase
marijuana march" is in the article or in the comments.
Google search of media sites. [TopLink]
*Source Directory for MAP-DrugNews. The search form at the bottom of
the page linked below has a dropdown menu listing many media sites.
The dropdown menu items in the search form change depending on what has
been selected from the "List by Source" or the "List by
Area" menus at the top of the page. Google pulls up search results
directly from the media website chosen. The Google search engine is
not searching the MAP website.
Try it and you'll understand: http://www.mapinc.org/media.htm
Google News search shortcuts. [TopLink]
Google News indexes around 4000 news sources daily. It keeps
for around 30 days. If no results, then click the web tab. An example
search shortcut for Google News:
The section below was created for searching quickly for Venezuela
URLs below can be adapted to search other topics, and to search at
Just add different search terms. You can put several terms in the URL.
search at other sites, too. Just remember to put plus (+) signs between
everything. Shortcut URLs are found by looking at the URL resulting
using a search form, and then deleting all non-essential parts of the
shorter the URL, the better. Short URLs can be passed on more easily
problems in email, forums, etc..
Search shortcuts to pass on. To pull up
results only from specific websites. Sometimes this is
easier or more convenient than passing on, or linking to, a specialized
search form. The links below can even be passed on in plain-text email.
Click any of the links below. You can also go to the specific websites
themselves for the very latest news.
Phrase searches, and site-specific searches. Use quotes
around a phrase to get most big search engines to find all the
words together as
a phrase. Not as separate words scattered around a web page. Here
Google search shortcut URL for finding CannabisNews.com articles (only)
with the phrase
"Patients Out Of Time" in them. Click these 2 URLs below and see
yourself. Google results also show the sentence in which the phrase is
This can be very helpful. http://google.com/search?q=site:cannabisnews.com+"patients+out+of+time"
The second URL uses %3A to
represent the :colon: character, and %22 to represent the
character. A few message boards may not convert the URL to a
clickable link unless it is in the form of the second URL above.
*Yahooka.com directory of global cannabis/drug reform links! Great
search engine, too.
Creates short, handy, shortcut URLs. Best of all is the
Yahooka.com site map, or Table of Contents. http://www.yahooka.com/pages/site_map.html
Search shortcut how-to. In Google.com or
AltaVista.com or Alltheweb.com search engines, just look up the
you want to find in the web pages. Then copy the results URL from the
window of MS Internet Explorer. Delete everything after the search
terms found in the URL. Those extra characters after the search terms
in the URL are unnecessary.
They only change the default
settings in results (such as number of web pages to return per page of
short URL under 70 characters will be one line long in most email,
and thus will
be made clickable in most email, and in many message boards and list
archives. That is because it will not need to be word-wrapped to
the message width allowed. One can shorten the Google.com or
Alltheweb.com or altavista.com shortcut
URLs further by deleting www. The less characters in a shortcut URL,
the better. That is because some email services allow less
characters per line
than others before word-wrap occurs. Many of the other characters and
default query terms in a
search shortcut URL can be deleted too. The shortcut URLs on this page
shortened probably as much as is possible.
Independent Media Center
search shortcuts. [TopLink]
*MAP SHORTCUT for RENEE BOJE search. Searches press & media
archives for cannabis & drug reform. American medical cannabis
seeking asylum in CANADA due to long sentences, brutality, rape in U.S.
prisons. Pass on short URL! http://www.mapinc.org/renee.htm
*5-2000. Bush to execute more
innocent men. Salon.com article. New York Times article, too.
banners. Renee Boje. Amnesty 2000. Amnesty International
campaign against the overall brutality of the US criminal justice
Amnesty International Accuses The US Of Torture, Cruelty, etc. in US
prisons. Many details. Also, links for pages detailing cruelty,
harassment done to hundreds of New York MMM Cannabis 2000 rally