Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting
About Searching and Search Engines
Highly Recommended | Comparison Charts | Articles | Tutorials
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.
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.
Contains a chart matching types of information needs and Internet search facilities.
Useful chart describing different kinds of information needs and examples of appropriate search techniques.
Contains in-depth charts describing web media, types of information and search techniques with suggestions on which search facilities to use.
Includes a useful table comparing popular search engines' capabilities ("Cheat sheet") and a glossary of terms. Concise and to-the-point.
This table contains useful information about such as database sizes, Boolean and other search options and miscellaneous special features.
Explanation of Boolean logic as pertaining to searching.
Useful for the novice and intermediate searcher.
Written by Jian Liu, this article discusses meta search engines in general and provides an annotated listing of sites.
A relatively recent article on field searching using the major search engines.
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.
Contains general information on how to search; also information on selected search engines and a neat "practice" facility.
Series of 12 tutorials focusing on 48 topics containing lots of tips on "Power Searching."
"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.
Last updated: November 2001; Links checked: November 2001
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