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Search Engines

One of the best resources that are available to you on the Internet are what are known as search engines. Search engines crawl the entire Internet adding billions of web pages to their database. You might ask how search engines do this? The answer is that search engines follow all the hyperlinks on every web page and they index web page after web page.

Now, why are search engines useful to you? Since search engines index almost every website and web page that exists, their database has all this information that can be utilized by you. For example, let's say you want to find information on nutrition, all you have to do is visit a search engine, type in the keyword "nutrition", and within seconds you will have access to thousands of web pages about nutrition. It's truly amazing and you have to take advantage of it!

The two most popular search engines that exist today are Google and Yahoo. So, the first step to finding any type of information would be to visit one of these search engines such as Google. Located on the home page of these search engines is a search box where you would enter the keyword or key phrases that you are trying to find information on. Once you enter your keywords into the search box, click on "Search" and you will instantly have thousands of websites and web pages that appear in the search results.

Now that you know something about search engines, let's move onto newsgroups, which is another wonderful resource of the Internet.

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