A Consumer's Guide to Search Engines
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Ever have a hard time finding the information that you want on the Web? You are
not alone. The best way to defend yourself from too much irrelevant information is to prepare
a good defense. Arm yourself with boolean logic, strengthen your search strategy by understanding
the difference between directories and search engines and when one search engine isn't getting
you anywhere you can always try something else.
Brush up your Boolean
- Boolean search primer
- A tutorial on Boolean searching on the Internet from the University of Albany Libraries.
Search Engine Secrets Revealed!
Literature About Search Engines
This well-organized index provides pointers to articles and papers available on the
web that discuss and compare search engines, indexes and some of the issues that surround
the future of web-hunting. This is a jewel.
Finding Information on the InternetA Tutorial
This tutorial is very detailed and well-organized. It offers
excellent overview information for beginners and loads of detail about
specific search techniques for those that are looking to improve their
Six Great Ways to Search the Web
This page outlines some of the new ways to search the web that even seasoned
searchers may not have discovered yet.
- Teaching Critical Evaluation Skills for World Wide Web Resources
- "The need for evaluating Internet resources, and particularly for evaluating World Wide Web resources, is increasing as more and more people are using the WWW for research. This set of Web pages provides materials to assist in teaching how to evaluate the informational content of Web resources. It focuses on teaching how to develop critical thinking skills which can be
applied to evaluating information found on Web pages."
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