do you find information about raccoons on the Web? You use "search
engines," starting points, ask an expert, and sites bookmarked
by your teacher.
engine indexes Websites. You type in words or phases and a list of
sites is returned about your topic. Sometimes the list does not give
you what you expected. Try different words and phrases until you
find information about your topic.
engines use different methods for searching. You will want to look
at the directions and tips at each site for complete details.
2. Type raccoons in the search box.
the first page of your result.
4. Next type raccoon habitat.
the first page of your results and compare the two searches.
and other meta search sites let you ask several search engines at
one time. They retrieve the top hits. This can be a time-saver. However,
there are occasions where sites are duplicated several times or useful
information is not retrieved. Experiment and see how it works for
2. Type the word raccoons.
the first page of your results.
points are places where specific topics have been searched and
links created. Many include a description of the Website.