Error message

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  • Notice: Undefined variable: hide_site_name in include() (line 100 of /srv/d7/sites/
  • Notice: Undefined variable: hide_site_name in include() (line 104 of /srv/d7/sites/
  • Notice: Undefined variable: hide_site_slogan in include() (line 117 of /srv/d7/sites/

Searching web-pages

The web-browser is a great tool for research. To find information on the web, you can use a search engine to look for relevant words (keywords) that are embedded in web-pages. Search engines store information about web-pages, which they gather using automated systems known as 'web-crawlers'. When you enter keywords into a search engine, they search their own databases for web-pages containing those keywords. The search engine lists the results, with the more frequently visited web-pages at the top of the list. The most commonly used search engines are Google, Yahoo and Bing.

When using a search engine, make your searches as simple as possible and use as few words as possible — 'weather bangalore' will give better results than 'weather report for Bangalore, India'. Think of how things might be written on the page you are looking for: 'Stomach ache' will yield better results than 'my stomach hurts'.