If you know your file (form, record, etc.) number, it takes less than a second to find your file among millions. If you don't know your file number, it takes just a few seconds of scrolling to find your file on a page.
Catalog of Public.Navy.MilDetailed list of all files posted on public.navy.mil (directory, title, description, keywords, format, link).
Total number of records (cataloged files): 108,067.
All records are sorted lexicographically by path (directory).
The listing is splitted into 11 pages (10,000 records a page).
Some of Directories: AIRFOR, BUPERS-NPC, FLTFOR, IA, NAVWAR, NETC, NRC, NRH, SEABEE, SUBFOR, SURFLANT, SURFOR.
Catalog of Apps.DTIC.Mil ReportsList of all reports posted on apps.dtic.mil (title and link).
Total number of records (cataloged files): 797,661.
All records are sorted lexicographically by (short) titles.
The listing is splitted into 80 pages (10,000 records a page).
Search Your DTIC Report by Accession NumberTotal number of records (cataloged files): 797,995.
Some reports have no titles (search by Accession Number is the only option).
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Advantages of catalogs over the traditional search and navigation1. Catalogs contain much more webpages and files than you can find using Google and other search engines:
- Search engines normally index only some files (or no files) posted on a website. A lot of files are simple not available to search engines. Also search engines have limited resources to find and store even available information.
- Search engines indexing is based mostly on the metadata (title, description, keywords, etc.) provided by webmasters.
- Webmasters often provide an inaccurate metadata or no metadata at all. As a result webpages are indexed incorrectly and often are lost during the search.
- Webmasters normally provide navigation menu only to some files posted on a website.
- Webmasters often provide an inaccurate navigation menu.
- It may take just a few seconds of scrolling to find your record among 10,000.
- In contrast it may take minutes (sometimes hours) to navigate a multi-level navigation menu looking for a webpage or file.
- Path (Directory)
- File Name
- Page (Document) Title (by webmaster)
- Page (Document) Description (by webmaster)
- Page (Document) Keywords (by webmaster)
- Link Checking Results