Internet Search Tips and Strategies
.:VirtualSalt Robert Harris Version Date: July 6, 2000 Overview The Internet has an enormous quantity of information, with thousands of newsgroups and billions of web pages. Let me say just a brief word or two on each of these items (and then I will go into detail later). Categories of Information on the Web Before you begin searching, you first need a little understanding about how information is stored and accessed on the Web. Search Tool Types Search tools fall into three main categories. Quick Guide to Choosing a Starting Place Here are some suggestions about where to start a search. Quick TipFor many questions, you can find excellent information by going to Google and typing in four to six words related to your subject. Word Searches With Search Engines As mentioned above, search engines index the exact words found on Web pages. FOREST LOG. There are several ways to type in a word search. Keyword Search. Phrase Search. Boolean Operators. Search Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.