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Chapter 5. AltaVista > Searching with AltaVista

Searching with AltaVista

Now that you know your way around the AltaVista home page, let's do some searching. Despite its name, the Basic Search form is actually quite powerful. If you take full advantage of the tools that AltaVista makes available to you for use with Basic Search, you'll be amazed at how easily you can zero in on the information you're looking for on the Web.

In this section, we'll show you in step-by-step fashion how to enter search terms and special punctuation on the Basic Search form. For a summary of the material covered here, see the AltaVista Basic Search Quick Reference (Table 5.1).


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