Search Engines

Google is an example of a search engine.

Google homepage

When you enter your search in a search engine, it searches within its own database of web pages for the keywords you enter, wherever they appear on a Web page.

Each search engine has its own way of listing results. The most relevant result for you may not be listed first.

Note that Google automatically inserts AND between terms.

Use search engines:

• to find specific terms or phrases
• to find well-known entities, such as IBM or government agencies
• to find news, travel and shopping services

Other search engines include: Yahoo!, Bing, DuckDuckGo & blekko.