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Web Wise Guide to Searching  

Strategies for locating and evaluating information on the open web.
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More Expert Information on Searching

The following provide helpful information relevant to Web searching tools.

Domain Name Services
From IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Provides useful information about generic domain categories and country codes in its root zone database; knowing about these can help you target your searches.

Google's Better searches. Better results.
A .pdf guide to some of the modifiers you can use in Google searching. You can use these or try the Google Advanced Search to execute more sophisticated searches.

How to Choose a Search Tool
Helpful information from Laura Cohen, emeritus faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY. Provides listings of search engines by kinds of materials searched and other features. Cohen's Internet Tutorials website is very useful as well.

Search Engine Relationship Chart
From Bruce Clay Inc. Internet Business Consultants. Shows who gets what from whom, in terms of results.

Search Engine Showdown
Created and maintained by Greg Notess, Reference Librarian at Montana State University-Bozeman and author of many books, articles, and pages, including Government Information on the Internet.

Search Engine Watch
A newsletter and guide to searching the Web. According to their website, "Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines."

 

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