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Search Engines

Search engines are an essential part of the internet. Without them we would have no mission of finding anything of interest to us on the internet. The problem is that there are hundreds of search engines, so which one is best to use?
That really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for general information Alta Vista or Google is your best bet. If you are after specific information try Yahoo as it lists sites according to categories. If you are looking for regional information try a regional search engine, They should be listed on the main page of the search engine.

Altavista search
Search the Web or the News Groups
Display results Compact or Detailed
The major search engines are:
  • Webcrawler
  • Google
  • Yahoo (uk)
  • Lycos (uk)
  • Ask Jeeves (uk)
  • Dog Pile