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The Web & the Internet

Web Browsers


Searching the Web

Simple Searches

Advanced Searches

Meta Searches

News Searches

Reference Searches

Government Searches

Blog Searches

Deep Web Searches

Discussion Group Searches

Chat and MOO Searches

Using Web Directories

Browsing Categories

Searching Categories

Browsing the Web


How to Search the Web

Searching the Web

Searching the Web is similar to searching library catalogs and databases. You can conduct keyword searches, phrase searches, and Boolean searches. As the Web has grown to encompass billions of pages and many different types of sources, a wide range of search tools have become available for researchers. The following demonstrations illustrate how to conduct different types of searches on the Web:

You'll find an annotated list of leading Web search sites and directories in the Research Room's Electronic Search Links.

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