that searches documents for specified keywords
and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.
Although search engine is really a general class of programs,
the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Alta
Vista and Excite
that enable users to search for documents on the World
Wide Web ...
courtesy of www.webopedia.com
to perform a subject or keyword search.
There are many ways to start a subject or
a word or phrase in the address/location bar (uses the browser’s
default search engine, but does not work on all browsers or
on the search button of your browser and type the word or phrase in
the text box that is provided. NOTE:
Internet Explorer will default to the MSN search engine; Netscape
will give you a choice of popular search engines.
up a list of search engines such as this page or www.hotsheet.com
and choose the search engine you prefer.
Type the word or phrase in the appropriate text box.
in the address of the search engine or portal that you prefer, such as
www.yahoo.com or www.excite.com. Type the word or phrase in the appropriate text box.
you search for is not always what you get!
It is very easy
to get sidetracked, when looking up a certain subject, by looking at
other interesting things that are listed that have nothing to do with
what you want.
search engines use different search methods.
Some search the whole page/article.
Some search only the WWW address and the title of the page.
If you don’t find what you are looking for, try another engine
or try putting in the search words differently.
the searching conventions are slightly different with different engines.
Some have boxes to check to specify whether the words should be
searched as a phrase, some use quotes;
if two words are put in the blank, some automatically search for
pages with both, some search for either.
The best teaching tool here is experimentation and repetition.
* Meta Search
Engine - searches multiple search engines