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Expert Web Search Tips

The result of a keyword search is simply a hypertext document consisting of a list of references to nodes which match the keywords.

T. Berners-Lee, R. Cailliau; WorldWideWeb: Proposal; 1990.

The goal of an Internet web search is to winnow down a handful of the most relevant results from billions of possibilities as quickly as possible. This section describes the key web search techniques that will make you an expert searcher.

A couple of useful general web searching tips:

  • The innovation of tabbed browsing makes it particularly convenient to open several web pages from a search query.
  • Remember you can use the search function under your browser’s “Edit / Find” menu to find your web search keywords on long pages.

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