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Updated: July 10, 2003

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Search the Internet using one of these well-known tools:


Finding Information on the Internet
One of the most up-to-date tutorials you'll ever find online, this resource comes from the UC Berkeley Library. The page design can be rather busy, but if you wade through all the text you'll find gems every step of the way.

Internet Tutorials
These tutorials come from the University at Albany Libraries. Up-to-date and very easy to read and use. An excellent place for beginners to learn more about the Internet and how to use search engines the smart way.


Searching the Internet
This guide from the Librarians' Index to the Internet links to online tutorials and other excellent resources designed to help you learn how to search the Internet.

Search Engines Quick Guide
This page lists the features of several major search engines in one handy chart. Features include the size of the search engine's database, tips on how to search, and the strengths of each engine. Perfect for printing out and keeping by your computer!

Search Tools Chart
A companion to the Search Engines Quick Guide, the Search Tools Chart includes the same information but adds other search engines and subject directories to the list. Another great guide to print and keep handy while you're searching online!

News Sources:
Keep up with the latest changes in search directories and search engines with these sites!

Search Engine Watch
While this guide is great for keeping up on the latest changes to major search tools, it is also very useful for beginners who need basic tips on how to search. If you're a beginner, try Search Links for background information on and links to a variety of search tools.

Internet Research News
Daily news reports about online research tools -- mainly of interest only to those who like to keep track of what's happening in the world of search engines.

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