Internet Literacy & WEB searching basics. Web Searching Basics. The Internet is…. a major presence in our daily lives constantly growing helping make an enormous amount of information available. Browsers & Search Engines. Browsers are software that allow you to look at Internet content.
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(so it’s a good idea to use more then one search engine)
There are other types. For example some searches use more then one search engine to improve”hits”. This is called a Meta-Search engine. One examplehttp://www.clusty.com
http://www.yahoo.com/Then check directory on left side
Try Yahoo and search for information about Chocolate
Try Ask Jeeves and ask for information about Chocolate
Try google and search for information about Chocolate
Refine Your Search I
(e,g a search for carnivore obtains a game, a type of animal and an FBI program, so specify your term)
history of chocolate
“history of chocolate”
“history of chocolate” -.com
On Google Choose “advanced search”
Most search engines have an advanced search similar to Google’s. Check them out!
The exact syntax for logic varies with the search engine. On Google for example click Advanced Search to make choices. Review Search Logic at:
chocolate AND history
chocolate OR Hershey
chocolate NOT mars
chocolate AND [diet OR health]
How Boolean is used in advanced search on one engine:
Search Engine List
Meta-Searches;these organize links received from searches by more then one search engine.
Specialized Search Engines