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Quick Reference: Search Engines & Directories

This quick references guide groups links to handy Web-based resources helpful to NYIT community members.

In this Guide

This Quick References guide groups links to handy Web-based resources helpful to NYIT community members.

Search Engines & Directories

Search Engines
Computer programs that search documents for specified keywords and return a list of the documents
where the keywords were found.

Directories
Created by a staff of editors who visit and evaluate web sites, and then organize them into subject-based
categories and sub-categories.


Meta-Search Engines
Search the databases of multiple sets of individual search engines.


Search Engine Directories
Created by a staff of editors who visit and evaluate search engines, and then organize them into
subject-based categories and sub-categories.


Web Guides
Basic information and instruction on searching technologies.

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