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Conducting web-based research: Search Engines

What are search engines?

Search engines allow you to:

  • search the web for specific information usually by keyword (some offer more adavanced search)


  • search engines cover only a small fraction of all the pages on the Web.
  • search engines are under continual development and may index different web pages, search those pages in different ways, and produce results in different ways

Examples of popular search engines

These are popular search engines:



For reviews, comparisons and information about search engines: