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Using Search Assistants

As the Web has matured, search tools have become more intelligent. Knowing how to conduct advanced searches is still a key skill, but there are a now wide range of “search assistants” that can help you in your hunt for the right information for your project. Search assistants automate the search process, either by conducting searches on your behalf at scheduled times, or by operating in the background while you do other things. There are two common types of search engines that can be particularly helpful for people who are gathering data from the Web, and which help you do the following.

  • Find sites related to the one you’re visiting

  • Perform automated searches on a regular basis


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