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Search Tips

Search Engines (Keyword Search)
Why Use Search Engines?
Google Scholar, Google, Google Books, Bing, Yahoo!Search
Searching Tips
Search Engine Watch, About.com Web Search Page, Google Web Search Features, Google Help, Google Web Search Center, Advanced Search Options at Google
Web Directories (Subject Search)
Why Use Web Directories?
About.com, Academic Info, Britannica.com, Infomine, Librarian's Index to the Internet,Open Directory, Voice of the Shuttle, World Wide Web Virtual Library, Yahoo!

Restrict Search Engine Results
& Use Reference Tools

Audio Files, Calculator, Dictionary, Domain or Host Computer, E-mail Addresses, Encyclopedias, Evaluations of Web Sites, Images and Sounds, Maps, Phone Books & Address, Quotations, Spelling, Stock Quotes, Synonyms
Metasearch Tools (Search Multiple Search Tools Simultaneously)
Why Use Metasearch Tools?
Ask, Dogpile, Mamma, Metacrawler, Search.Com
Evaluating Information Resources
Use the resources on this page as guides to the process of evaluating Web pages for college and university assignments.

Searching Tips

Title Description
Search Engine Watch This is another great site for learning about Web Searching Tips, Search Engine Listings, Reviews & Ratings & Tests, and Search Engine News.
About.com Web Search Page Learn about new search sites and current searching news, about how to search, about the "Major Players ", and about the "Finding the Invisible Web". Also check out Search 101 to learn search essentials for the novice.

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