Internet Search Tools
Tips: The web is a great research tool. You can find a
vast amounts of information on any subject. Just try a few of these internet search
techniques and you will narrow your search. Enter several words
in any order, then try changing the words to refine your results. If you wish to search for an
exact phrase such as "Maine lobster" just put quotes
around the phrase. This will eliminate results related only to one of the words.
You can search this site or the entire web. This "search
engine" has a great reputation for speed and accuracy.
enter a word or several words and
AltaVista is one of the oldest search engines on the Web. It still
has one of the largest indexes of web pages. Researchers like its
advanced search commands, which allow you many ways to narrow your
This is a new search engine that uses different databases than Google.
While it has a much smaller database to pull from than Google, AllTheWeb.com,
and AltaVista, it does exceptionally well at offering an intelligent
grouping of search results into topic groups.
tools: (This search engine searches other search engines.)
of the easiest to use metasearch sites around. What makes it so
valuable is that it sorts your results into folders, allowing you
to choose which search engines to use (in the advanced search only).
Your results come back in folders that show where a website appears
on the multiple lists.
provides searchable access to information from the US government,
State and local governments. Information can also be browsed by