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1.2.2 Searching the web

You can search for information on any topic by using a search engine. This service searches through the entire Internet to find pages that match your search terms.

There are two main types of search engine.

1 Web search

The following search engines search the entire web for information. Examples of web search engines are:

  • Google

  • Yahoo

  • Lycos

  • Ask

  • AltaVista

  • UK Plus

2 Site search

The following search engines search for pages within a specific site.

  • Guardian Unlimited

  • BBC

  • The Open University

  • Directgov

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