Search Engines


DESCRIPTION

Search engines scour the Web based on content words or phrases you specify. Each of the choices below has unique search area strengths, so it is good to try several sites.

PROCEDURES

  1. Use your WWW browser to access the sites whose URL's are:
    Alta Vista
    http://altavista.digital.com

    Excite
    http://www.excite.com

    InfoSeek
    http://www.infoseek.com

    Lycos
    http://www.lycos.com

    WebCrawler
    http://www.webcrawler.com

    Yahoo
    http://www.yahoo.com

    clnet search. com
    http://www.search.com

    MetaCrawler
    http://www.metacrawler.com

  2. Compare the search engines by typing in the same keywords at each one. Compare the results. Use the capabilities of your browser to save one or more of the sites for future use.

  3. Use the exit command to quit your WWW browser.

This lesson is part of the series "DO-IT Lessons" developed by the University of Washington. Creation of the series of lessons is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 9255803 and 9550003. The lessons are now maintained through funds from the State of Washington. The University of Washington holds the copyright to the series of lessons, however ownership of the Internet resources referenced in the lessons may be found at the resource site. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed at these sites are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the University of Washington or the State of Washington.