Search Engines Explained
Internet search engines are special sites designed to help people find information stored on other sites. "There are differences in the ways various search engines work, but they all perform three basic tasks:
Use key words when searching the internet. You only need few well selected words.
You want to know when dinosaurs became extinct.
Using a search engine like Google search just type:
This will get you much better results than typing a question like, "When did dinosaurs become extinct?"
A keyword search looks for words anywhere in a website's record. It will search for dinosaurs and extinct not for words like when, did and become.
Phrase Searching: “… ”
Searches for words that appear side-by-side:
“Melbourne Cricket Ground”
To learn about boolean search strategies:
Truncation increases the search results. Put the star at the end of the base form of the word.