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Searching and Sleuthing: 
About Searching and Search Engines

Highly Recommended  | Comparison Charts | Articles | Tutorials

Highly Recommended

  • Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting (Simone Leroy)

  • cyberlibrarian/searching/ismain.html
    Written by Simone Leroy, this six part series includes lessons on a variety of web searching topics including using web directories, looking for images and meta-search engines. Recommended for beginners as well as advanced users.
     
  • Search Engine Watch

  • http://searchenginewatch.com/
    Very useful site containing information about search engines, their indexing schemes and how they work. Also tutorials and links to articles reviewing search engines. Go to specific topics through the "Choose another page" boxes.
    Useful for novices and expert searchers.

Comparison Charts

  • Choose the Best Search Engine for Your Information Needs by Debbie Abilock

  • http://www.nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us/~debbie/library/research/adviceengine.html
    Contains a chart matching types of information needs and Internet search facilities.
     
  • Getting Started: Selecting a Tool for Your Search by Laura Cohen

  • http://library.albany.edu/internet/started.html
    Useful chart describing different kinds of information needs and examples of appropriate search techniques.

  • *How to Choose a Search Engine or Research Database by Laura Cohen

  • http://library.albany.edu/internet/choose.html
    Contains in-depth charts describing web media, types of information and search techniques with suggestions on which  search facilities to use.
     
  • Robot-Driven Search Engine Evaluation Overview by Gillian Westera

  • http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/library/staffpages/gwpersonal/senginestudy/
    Includes a useful table comparing popular search engines' capabilities ("Cheat sheet") and a glossary of terms. Concise and to-the-point.
     
  • Search Tools Chart by the InfoPeople

  • http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html

    This table contains useful information about such as database sizes, Boolean and other search options and miscellaneous special features.
     

  • A Summary of Major Search Engine Features

  • http://www.library.nwu.edu/resources/internet/search/strategies/features.html
    Explanation of Boolean logic as pertaining to searching.
    Useful for the novice and intermediate searcher.

Articles

  • Guide to Meta Search Engines

  • http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/search/meta.html
    Written by Jian Liu, this article discusses meta search engines in general and provides an annotated listing of sites.
     
  • How to do Field Searching in Web Search Engines by Ran Hock

  • http://www.onlineinc.com/onlinemag/OL1998/hock5.html
    A relatively recent article on field searching using the major search engines.

Tutorials

  • Web Searching Sleuthing and Sifting (Simone Leroy)

  • cyberlibrarian/searching/ismain.html
    Written by Simone Leroy, Coordinator of Electronic Resources at The Sage Colleges Libraries, this six part series includes lessons on a variety of web searching topics including using web directories, looking for images and meta-search engines. Recommended for beginners as well as advanced users.
     
  • Finding It Online  (Debbie Flanagan)

  • http://home.sprintmail.com/~debflanagan/main.html
    Contains general information on how to search; also information on selected search engines and a neat "practice" facility.
     
  • Guide to Effective Searching on the Internet (The Web Tools Company)

  • http://thewebtools.com/searchgoodies/tutorial.htm#index
    Series of 12 tutorials focusing on 48 topics containing lots of tips on "Power Searching."
     
  • NetLearn, the directory of Internet Learning Resources (Robert Gordon Unversity, Aberdeen)

  • http://www.rgu.ac.uk/~sim/research/netlearn/callist.htm
    "NetLearn is a directory of resources for learning and teaching Internet skills, including resources for WWW, email and other formats. Links with descriptive and evaluative annotations are provided, covering: learning, teaching, navigating and providing information on the Internet; learning HTML; demographics; special needs and foreign language resources. " Well organized and comprehensive.
     
  • The Spider's Apprentice: How to Use Search Engines

  • http://www.monash.com/spidap.html

Last updated: November 2001;  Links checked: November 2001
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