Rutgers University Libraries Accessing Information
on the Web
 Ka-Neng Au
Search Tools
   Search Tips

How do I search the Web?

With millions of World Wide Web pages available, finding the information you need can be a frustrating process. Taking a few minutes to think about the information you need and the structure of the Web can save you time and frustration.

What search tools are there?

There are two approaches to finding information on the Web: browsing a directory, and searching with an indexer.

What strategies can I use?

You should understand basic Boolean logic and how the operators work to narrow or widen a search. Then consider some tips for using search engines.

How would I evaluate what I find?

To critically analyze information resources, consider some questions to ask of the Websites.
This page was last updated 2 March 2004.
Questions? Comments?