Tips and Hints
- Alta Vista
- Exact-word searches are the default.
- Search for links in pages (link: www.prairieweb.com).
- Supports AND, OR, NEAR, & AND NOT (NEAR returns words that are within 10 words of
- To find the true power of Altavista you should learn to use the advanced search
- You can enter natural-language sentences as search queries.
- Supports AND, OR, AND NOT and NOT
- You can choose to search for "all the words", "any of the words", a
phrase, a person, or URL corresponding to what you put in the box.
- One of the most powerful search engines, fully graphical, and is a must for advanced
- Allows you to search more than just the Web. Look for email addresses, business
directory listings etc.
- Search for sounds, pictures or subjects though the A2Z catalog, as well as general Web
- placing a period (.) after the a word (prairieweb.) will force it to an exact match.
- Magellan rates and reviews web pages, and also has "green light" sights that
have no adult content.
- Open Text Index
- Search for either a words or phrase.
- PowerSearch supports AND, OR, BUT NOT, NEAR(words within 80 words of selected word) and
- Good website reviews
- Supports AND, OR, and NOT logical operators.
- A directory of prescreened sites.
- Defaults to logical AND when entering search words (gets pages containing all words)
- An excellent starting point for web searching