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 Section 2: Searching for Information 

The World Wide Web is an ideal resource for finding information on any topic. There are two basic tools you can use to help you find information, Search Engines and Search Directories.

Search Engines

A Search Engine consists of a vast index of web addresses, which is created and regularly updated by a computer program known as a robot, spider or crawler.

When you enter a word (keyword) or phrase in the search bar, the search engine will look through its database of web sites and provide you with a list of sites, or 'hits' that contain the keyword(s), together with a brief summary of each site.


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