Because the Internet has so much information, it's best to start out with a strategy for searching. Here are a few exercises you can do to help:
Start Your Engines
Now it's time to put your brainstorming to use. In your searching:
There are many Internet search engines and directories to. Here are links to a few of them. Because none of these cover the entire Web, try your search in more than one search engine or directory.
|This is an Internet directory - like a yellow pages for web sites. Links are arranged by categories, but you can also search Yahoo! for both categories and individual sites. Try it for broad, general topic searches. Note the links to other search engines at the bottom of the search results page.|
|Try this large search engine for specific rather than general searches. Unlike other large search engines, it will sort the search results into helpful categories based on topic and type of website.|
This search engine tries to analyze the meaning of your question, and then provides links to web pages that may answer your question. Sometimes rephrasing a question will bring back different results, so try out several questions.
|This is a "Meta-Search Engine", which searches several search engines at one time. Try this when you're looking for obscure information or when other search engines don't turn up anything.|
Let's take a look now at some additional techniques for focusing your Internet searches.
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