Some Questions and Answers

Question: What is a Search Engine?

Answer:
A search engine is a site that searches the internet for a webpage that pertains to your word or phrase. For instance, say you are looking for information on parrots.

First of all, if you were to search for parrot, you would get back thousands of possible pages. You have to narrow down the search by writing the type of parrot, let's say a macaw, and if possible further identify it as blue and gold macaw.

When you have a phrase, put quotation marks around it--"blue and gold macaw". Doing this forces the search engine to find the phrase exactly as written.

Use lower case words and you will get more hits, because the search engine will only pick out pages that are upper case, if you so specify. When using lower case, the search function finds both lower and upper case pages.

All that is left to do is to read the brief description of the sites that the search produced and click on the underlined links to the webpage.


Some search engines:
www.google.com (my favorite)
www.altavista.com
www.dogpile.com (This search engine searches the other search engines)

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