How To: Do an Internet Search

How to Search the Internet

Are you unfamiliar with the Internet? If you want to know how to search the Internet, then you have to find the right search engine, type in your search as accurately as possible, and browse through the results to find the one you want.

STEPS

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Select a search engine. At the top of any page on your computer, type the phrase “search engines” into the Search Bar to attain access to several different internet sites that specifically aid in searching. Common search engines: Search the Internet Step 2 Version 2.jpg


Press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.

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Choose a few of the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic. Utilize synonyms. Type your choice of words into the Search Bar offered by your chosen search engine.
  • Generally, capitalization and punctuation are not needed.
  • Search engines usually disregard minor words such as "the, and, to, etc."


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Click Search or press the Enter key on your keyboard.


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Assess your results. Search through your list of web pages to pinpoint information.

Repeat above steps as necessary.
  • Choose a different search engine.
  • Choose new search words that are more or less specific.


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Use the Advanced Search found on most sites. For example, if you want to go to Advanced Search on Google, go here.



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Use the Site Map of a site, if there is one.

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It is not correct to assume that your subject is more or less equally visible in all search engines so it is not important which one to use. Recent engines sort pages also by rank that is assigned is a complex, ever changing, usually secret way and is different for every search company. While engines will likely be "consistent" for a highly popular web sites, less popular web sites may be ranked very differently and it may make sense to try multiple engines.


Choose a few of the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic. Utilize synonyms. Type your choice of words into the Search Bar offered by your chosen search engine.
  • Generally, capitalization and punctuation are not needed.
  • Search engines usually disregard minor words such as "the, and, to, etc."
Choose a few of the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic. Utilize synonyms. Type your choice of words into the Search Bar offered by your chosen search engine.
  • Generally, capitalization and punctuation are not needed.
  • Search engines usually disregard minor words such as "the, and, to, etc."
Choose a few of the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic. Utilize synonyms. Type your choice of words into the Search Bar offered by your chosen search engine.
  • Generally, capitalization and punctuation are not needed.
  • Search engines usually disregard minor words such as "the, and, to, etc."

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