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Internet and Web Search Engines

Library Herald

Year: 1999, Volume: 37, Issue: 1

First page: (60) last page: (74)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


Internet and Web Search Engines

T B RAJASHEKAR*

* National Centre for Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012

Abstract

Today the World Wide Web has emerged as the most powerful medium for information publishing and access. A Plethora of information sources for education and research are available on the web, including scholarly journals, technical reports, theses, courseware, concern pages, data sets, patents and discussion forms. Tools for searching web-based information includes search engines, subject directories and meta search tools. We take a look at key features of these tools and suggest practical hints for effective web searching. We also discuss a few recent developments, including subject specific search engines and information push-services


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