using the web

Search Engines

Google is an example of a search engine.

Google page

When you enter your search in a search engine, it searches within its own database of web pages for the keywords you enter, wherever they appear on a Web page.

Note that Google automatically inserts AND between terms.



Permission to reproduce Google™ image pending.

Use search engines:

• to find specific terms or phrases
• to find well-known entities, such as IBM or government agencies
• to find news, travel and shopping services

Other search engines include:  AlltheWeb, Ask.com, and AltaVista.
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