The Search Continues

Schrock, Kathy
February 2003
School Library Journal;Feb2003, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p38
Trade Publication
Evaluates several search engines and highlights their differences. Explanation of the three types of search engines--subject directories, true search engines, and meta-search engines; Examples of subject directories, such as Yahoo!; Automatic indexing programs, such as spiders from WebCrawler and Google, which are true search engines; Discussion of meta-search engines, which examine the contents of subject directories and other search engines, such as Vivisimo; Explanation of when to use different search engines for different purposes; Contents of the 'Invisible Web,' which consists of Web sites that have their own search tools and will not allow typical search engines' spiders into their servers. INSET: Search Tool Resources.


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