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ERIC Number: ED403896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 10
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Spiders and Worms and Crawlers, Oh My: Searching on the World Wide Web.
Eagan, Ann; Bender, Laura
Searching on the world wide web can be confusing. A myriad of search engines exist, often with little or no documentation, and many of these search engines work differently from the standard search engines people are accustomed to using. Intended for librarians, this paper defines search engines, directories, spiders, and robots, and covers basics for searching, providing criteria for choosing search engines as well as comparing some available search engines. Because the Internet is always growing and because search engines search in different ways and different parts of the Internet, doing the same search using different search engines will often produce widely differing results. Even yesterday's search will yield completely different results today. The concept of an expert as someone who knows almost everything about a subject is no longer valid. A better definition may be that an expert is someone who adapts to new information, digests it more quickly, and soon is hungry for more. A selected bibliography of articles on world wide web search engines is provided. (Author/SWC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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