Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Searching strategies through Internet

Q1: Why do we search through Internet?

A1: Traditionally, we do research by searching through hardcopies: newspaper, journal, books, etc., which is difficult and time-consuming, With the Internet, we can do research easily.

Q2: Why do we need strategies in searching?

A2: We need searching strategies because there are tons of data and information in the internet that have to be screened to get the right stuff we really want at the shortest time.

Q3: What if I don't know a computer term?

A3: The simplest search is to find it from the following TWO handy sites:
(1)www.whatis.com
(2)www.webopedia.com

Q4: Could you now see the relationship between "computer", "data" and "information"?

A4: A computer is an electronic data processing machine that generates information.

Q5: Could you find out which term-search site is better? whatis.com or webopedia?

A5: There is no such thing as which one is better. Every system has its strength and weakness.

Q6: Is there any other means to search things that I don't know? Say, not just a term?

A6: Of course, there are many useful search engines that can help you feel like an expert.

Q7: What is a search engine?

A7: A "search engine" is a program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.

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