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Part: 1 Search Basics > Unique Keywords

Chapter 2. Unique Keywords

The biggest challenge with any type of online searching is choosing the right search terms or keywords. This goes double for Web searching because, when you use tools like AltaVista, Google, Lycos, and other search engines, what you are typically searching is the full text of Web pages collected automatically by spider or crawler programs.

That sounds great in theory. But ask any librarian or professional searcher—anyone who makes a living using high-powered, high-cost databases like DIALOG, Dow Jones/News Retrieval, and LEXIS-NEXIS—about full-text searching. What they'll tell you is that it's actually the most difficult type of searching in the online world.


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