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Chapter 18. Seek and Ye Shall Find > Researching on the I-Way - Pg. 208

Seek and Ye Shall Find 208 Author! Author! The Internet is an expanding global information computer network comprised of people, hardware (computers), and software (computer programs). Each regional network is linked to other regional networks around the world to create a network of networks: the Internet. The Internet dates back to the 1960s, when scientists used it to collaborate on research papers. It's not owned or funded by any one organization, institution, or government. The Internet is directed by the Internet Society (ISOC), a group of volunteers. There's no president or CEO. "Wait a minute, Rozakis," you mutter, "there has to be a catch." Actually, there is (isn't there al- ways?). The Web isn't like a library where information is arranged within an accepted set of rules. It's more like a really big garage sale, where similar items are usually grouped together--but not always. Further, Web sites come and go without warning. Even if they stay put, the good ones are updated often so the material changes. So how can you search the Web for information to use in your research paper? There are several different ways, each of them surprisingly easy. Here's how they work. Search Engines