Tips for Using Search Engines

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  • Searching with + or - (2.59)

  • Searching for "Phrases" (3.09)

  • Advanced Search Features (.54)

  • Select relevant keywords

    The more keywords you include in a search, the smaller the amount of results that will be returned and greater the likelihood that those returned will be relevant to your needs.
  • Use + and to specify your search query

    The + placed in front of a word, indicates that no matter what information is returned, that word must be present. The placed in front of a word, indicates that no matter what information is returned, that word must not be present.
  • Use "quotations" to search for phrases

    Placing a group of words in quotations, means that group of words, or phrase will always be searched for in that order.


  • Use advanced search features

    Most search engines provide advanced search features that allow one to search for information, by format, date, or URL. Look this information in the help menu of your favorite search engine.

  • Google
    http://www.google.com

    AlltheWeb
    http://www.alltheweb.com/

    AltaVista
    http://www.altavista.com

    Search Engine Watch
    http://searchenginewatch.com/

    HotBot
    http://www.hotbot.com

    Teoma
    http://www.teoma.com

    Posted by passport_team on March 12, 2004 at 03:54 PM