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How to find information on the Net:
Introduction to this workshop
Whilst search engines are the ways that most people find information on the Net, there are many other online resources - some of them not well known. This workshop will show you how to find almost anything that is publicly available on the Net.
quick guide to what you will find in this workshop. You can either go
through the tutorials sequentially, using the arrow keys at the end of
each page, or return to this page via the Workshop Index.
quick guide to the many different types of information sources on the
Internet. The Internet is more than just the World Wide Web!
Web search engines
How to get the best out of using Web search engines.
"Boolean" search methods explained to give your searching more
power. Direct links to the leading international and UK search engines,
with notes on the strengths and weaknesses of each one.
Finding files A
guide to to web sites that help you to find elusive files on the Net.
Also information on "Archies" and FTP search engines,
older Net tools that still have a use.
help on this topic...
find further help on this topic, or closely related issues,
in the side columns on this page..
Some of the best sites on the Web for downloading software, including
software to help you to build web sites.
Finding people A
list of 'people finding' resources - directories and search engines to
help you in searching the Internet community.
Using Newsgroups and
Email discussion lists How to use Newsgroup and email discussion
list resources to find information. Plus how to track down the right groups
and lists for you out of the 40,000 or so available. And how to avoid
being 'flamed' for asking the right question in the wrong place.
search sources Some
of the less well-known tools and resources for searching on the Internet.