Search engines are the tools that help locate the information you may be looking for. The following is a short list of the more popular search engines.
- Google - currently the world's most popular Internet search engine; don't forget to use the Google Web Search feature to help you Google efficiently.
- Google Scholar - a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature such as articles, books, abstracts, conference papers, etc.
- KartOO - a meta-search engine with a visual display for search results.
- Open Directory - the Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.
- Yahoo- Australia
- Yahoo Directory
Using the Internet effectively
Surfing the Net can be fun, but when you want to look for specific information that’s ‘out there’ somewhere among the billions of pages, it can be time consuming and downright frustrating. The resources below will assist you to become more aware and efficient in Internet searching.
- Google Guide - an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between.
- NoodleTools - Helping you choose the best search for your information need.
- Search engines: What's the difference? - a valuable webpage that categorises search engines according to how they are best used for Web searches. From Louisiana State University Libraries.
- Searching the Internet - A Web-based tutorial from InfoSkills@CSU, where you will learn how to look for resources on the Internet using a search engine, and how to critically evaluate the information you find.
- Searching the World Wide Web - a comprehensive guide from The OWL at Purdue
- Web Hound - finding what you want on the WWW. How to do more with your time than just surf the Web. Develped by Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (mcli)
- Website Evaluation
Using computer & Internet technologies
- Bookmarking - what to do when you find a useful or interesting website that you may want to return to at some later date. From LearnTheNet.com
- Computer eye strain: 10 steps for relief
- Harness email - from LearnTheNet.com
- Healthy computing - some important ergonomic information for computer use.
- How email works - from HowStuffWorks.com
- How Internet search engines work - great to be informed ! From HowStuffWorks.com
- Internet - what it is, from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.
- Internet Owner's Manual - LearnTheNet.com is the place to go to find anything you want to know about the Internet.
- Invisible or Deep Web - what it is, how to find it, from UC Berkeley Library.
- Microsoft Office Tutorials - Microsoft Office tutorials, computer basics tutorials, Microsoft Word tutorials, Microsoft Excel tutorials are all available free from many websites on the Internet.
- Netiquette - how to behave nicely online :-)