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Using Web Search Engines   Tags: search_engines, subject_directories, web, wikipedia  

This guide describes searching beyond Google, using subject directories, meta search engines, and Wikipedia.
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Books @ NJIT

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Search engines : information retrieval in practice - Croft, W. Bruce.
Call Number: TK5105.884 .C765 2010
ISBN: 9780136072249
Publication Date: 2010
Location: Stacks (Lower Level)

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Google's PageRank and beyond : the science of search engine rankings - Langville, Amy N.
Call Number: TK5105.885.G66 L36 2006
ISBN: 0691122024
Publication Date: 2006
Location: Stacks (Lower Level)

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Advanced metasearch engine technology - Meng, Weiyi.
Call Number: TK5105.884 .M452 2011
ISBN: 9781608451937
Publication Date: 2011
Digital Resources

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Googled : the end of the world as we know it - Auletta, Ken.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 G6623 2009
ISBN: 9781594202353
Publication Date: 2009
Location: Stacks (Lower Level)



This guide explains searching beyond google using subject directories, meta search engines, and Wikipedia.  


Video: Using Web Search Engines

After watching this video, you should be able to

  • Describe the differences between subject directories, search engines, and meta search engines.
  • Identify the proper use for Wikipedia in the research process.
  • Describe the information available on the free vs. the invisible web.
  • Recall the using Boolean Commands AND OR and NOT



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