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Web searching: back to basics

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1) no search engine covers everything;
2) different search engines miss different things;
3) retrieving large numbers of results is not necessarily bad;
4) all search engines offer advanced search techniques to improve results;
5) meta-search engines are not the same as search engines;
6) Google is great but not the only search engine; and
7) be prepared for changes in all search engines.

This comes from Middle-Age (2002!) but seems still relevant.
Tenopir, Carol.  Online Databases-The Web: Searchable, Hidden, and Deceitful. Library Journal, 2002
http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/technologyonlinedb/878070-299/story.csp

Written by hbasset

October 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm

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