Specialty Search Engines Search a VERY specific topic – Travel – People finder – Shopping How can you tell it is a specialty search engine? – MANY areas to click or type information related to the specific topic you are searching
Search Engines How can you tell it is a search engine? – 99% of the time it has a large box in the center of the main page where you would type your keywords. – They usually also have tabs for images, videos, etc. in this same general area Keyword Spider Hits Hyperlink Related Search Wildcard * Phrase “ ” Boolean Logic and or not Math Symbols + -
Meta Search Engines KeywordSearch EnginesHits How can you tell it is a meta search engine? – They must cite their sources… – This can be found either by the main keyword search box or in the hit list Hyperlink
Subject Directories How can you tell it is a subject directory? – You click on categories – Drilling down getting more and more specific – Hits are found as you drill down, you stop clicking on categories when you find the hit you want Categories PeopleHits Easy to Use Evaluated Hand Picked Hyperlink
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