Save yourself hours of frustration with the third edition of this easy-to-use search engine guideÑupdated top-to- bottom to reflect recent overhauls in the major search sites.

  • Shows everyone how to find the information they want on the InternetÑ-quickly, easily, and without frustration.

  • Focuses on the major search engines (AltaVista, Yahoo!, Excite, HotBot, Google, Infoseek, Lycos) but briefly covers dozens of specialized engines and other resources, such as Usenet archives.

  • Published in PeachpitÕs popular Visual QuickStart Guide format for fast, easy referencing.

The most heavily visited spots on the World Wide Web are the major search engine sitesÑclear evidence that users want to find what theyÕre looking for as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most people have no idea how to tap the true power of the WebÕs major search engines. The most popular Web search engines are AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, Google, WebCrawler, and Yahoo! Each search engine has its strengths and weaknesses, and knowing which one does what best can save the user lots of time. All the major search engines have revised their services and interfaces since the previous edition of this book (except Yahoo!), necessitating a revision for the book.

This visual, task-based guide starts out by introducing readers to the basics of search engines, then shows readers how to work with specific and specialized search engines. This guide is essential reading for the novice, and has plenty to offer the experienced Internet researcher.

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