Sites which offer guidance on how best to search the Internet.
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Scott Nicholson helps people choose the most appropriate search engine and how to use it.
How Stuff Works: Internet Search Engines
Curt Franklin's article explains in detail how search engines work. It includes a diagram of the indexing process.
Learn how to conduct your own people search and background checks.
Information Research FAQ
How to find information on the Internet and beyond. Covers theory in great detail.
A suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research, from selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources.
A summary of search commands for Google, Yahoo! and Live Search.
Summary of indexing techniques and drawbacks of various search engines and how to perform effective searches tips.
Search Engine Dictionary
A comprehensive glossary of search engine terms.
Search Engine Honesty
Describes how search engines work and methods to solve problems in getting a site properly indexed.
Search Engine Terms
A multi-lingual glossary of search engine terms as suggested by members of the I-Search Digest.
Describes how to use search engines, directories and newsgroups, covering simple and advanced techniques. Includes a search engine control features chart.
The Spire Project
Explores Internet search theory, the work of David Novak, a researcher bridging library science to computer science. Covers search strategy, new techniques and choreography.
Web Search Guide
Information on resource types, comparison charts for services, tutorials.
The Internet Public Library advises on which search engine to choose and how best to use them.
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