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Below are tools for reliable information. Please contact our reference librarians for more help.
Look at types of search tools and some options available , how to choose the right search tool for your purpose. The search page at Internet Public Library presents a wide choice of information about websearching.
Websites are arranged as treelike hierarchical listings by subject headings in directories. These are valuable especially in capturing broad topic areas.
Search engines, sometimes referred to as keyword indexes, put the query control in one’s own hands. The choice of words, called keywords, which guide the search are the user's own. Relevance and thoroughness vary with queries and tools.
These engines use other tools, often several, and consolidate or cluster the results. Each tool here has its peculiarities with regard to operation and presentation of data.
Subject areas have their own, often new, tools for finding information. We list here some tools of wide utility.
These tools are popular among users looking for a kickstart for searching. Almost as suggestions, the concept linkages help begin a search and suggest avenues for narrowing and focusing efforts.