No search tool covers the whole Internet. Pick a couple of
favorites from each type and learn the ins & outs for each one.
Which search tool should you use?
For a general topic:
If you have a general topic you wish to find information on use a
Examples of using a subject directory:
you want to find out what Web resources are available on birds
of the world.
you want to know what magazines are available on the Web in a
certain subject area.
you want a overview of Victorian literature.
For a specific topic:
If have a specific topic you wish to find information on use a
robot-driven search engine.
Examples of using a robot-driven search engine:
Use more than one search engine for a comprehensive search.
For more information on choosing tools and devising a strategy, see Recommended
Search Strategy from UC Berkeley Library.
Based on a web page created by Gilliam Westera, Curtin
University of Technology,