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Searching Tips & Tricks

  Internet Searching Questions    Evaluating Web Resources

Follow this link for an explanation of three basic strategies of searching the Internet: URL cutting and guessing, using subject directories, using search engines.
Follow this link for a chart of search engines and the search features they support (Boolean operators, truncation, phrase searching, etc.). Click on the Review link under each search engine for a full description of that particular search engine (strengths, weaknesses and unique search features).
Follow this link for a chart comparing several of the most popular web subject directories
Follow this link to view a list of Web resources evaluated by information professionals or experts in their respective fields.
Follow this link for a chart that compares search tools that query more than one search engine in parallel. (Take note of the explanation of problems that may occur when using these search tools.)
The "invisible Web" is publicly accessible but is not included in major Internet search tools like search engines. Learn more about the "invisible Web" or "deep Web" and how to search it effectively.
Learn about new search sites and current searching news, about how to search, about the "Big Ten" search sites, and about the "invisible Web". Also check out the essentials section which includes current news, search tip of the day and FAQ.
This is another great site for learning about Web Searching Tips, Search Engine Listings, Reviews & Ratings & Tests, and Search Engine News.


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