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Search Engines 1 Search Engines Think of the WWW as an unprecedented repository of sources, both human and stored. It may sound like the Internet is one-stop shopping for researchers, yet sometimes it is more productive to seek information in the library than online. Knowing the difference will save you considerable time. For example, if you're looking for information that predates 1985 you may have better luck at the library. Similarly, if the information is obscure, an experienced reference librarian is a better guide than the best search engine. A search engine results page, or SERP, is the listing of web pages returned by a search engine in response to a keyword query. The results normally include a list of web pages with titles, a link to the page, and a short description showing where the keywords have matched content within the page. A SERP may refer to a single page of links returned, or to the set of all links returned for a search query. (en.wikipedia.org) When you log onto the Go Web site ( www.go.com ), part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, you'll see a visual smorgasbord: brightly-colored links to news headlines and categories including food and drink, autos, health, finance, careers, and so on. Similarly, Yahoo ( www.yahoo.com ) and Google's Web directories ( http://directory.google.com ) offer links to categories such as education, recreation, arts and humanities, business and others. At both sites, the links take you to more lists and for the most part, transmogrify into advertising, rather than the information you sought in the first place. Unless you've got time to kill, skip the registries'
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MIS 1793 taught by Professor Stevealex during the Spring '10 term at Windsor.

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2816351_Search_Engines - Search Engines Search Engines 1...

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