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Depth-first search, when you’re browsing the net,
Is a way to get sidetracked. You set
Out to read, so you think,
But you follow each link
And you’ve not found an end to it yet. — Jim In Roses

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Introduction1

Web Search Strategies in Plain English (Common Craft)

Dictionary

search : computer software used to search data (such as text or a database) for specified information; also a site on the World Wide Web that uses such software to locate key words in other sites — Webster

Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Glossary

Search Engine Terms

Encyclopedia

Search engine is a computer program to find answers to queries in a collection of information, which might be a library catalog or a database but is most commonly the World Wide Web. A Web search engine produces a list of “pages”—computer files listed on the Web—that contain the terms in a query. — Encyclopædia Britannica

Search

Google, DuckDuckGo

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Innovation

WolframAlpha

Technology

The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook (Book)
How Search Engines Work (How Stuff Works)

Commerce

How Google Makes Money (GOOG) (Eric Rosenberg, Investopedia)

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Preservation

History

The Google graveyard: Remembering three dead search engines: Hey Google, whatever happened to Ask Jeeves, Dogpile and AltaVista? (J. Conditt, Engadget)
Search Engine History: From 1945 to Google Today

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial (UC Berkeley)

Community

News

Search Engine Land
Search Engine Watch

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Humor

Music

The Best Audio Search Engines: Search tools for finding music and other audio files (Tim Fisher, LifeWire)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Introduction Discipline

Reference Dictionary, Thesaurus, Glossary, Encyclopedia, Outline, Guide

Portal, Directory, Search

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.