68 Practice

Practice: Comparing Search Engines

Let’s think about the scenario for this chapter and the example assignment. Knowing that search engines rely on your keywords to find relevant results, think of some keywords related to your research, or use the example searches supplied in this chapter in a search engine of your choice.

After you think of a few, test them out!

Try them with an online search engine of your choice and note the top five results. Now try a different search engine. Did you notice any major differences or similarities between the two? Were the results what you were hoping for, or expecting to see? Any surprises?

Just for Fun Exercise!

Please click on the logo of the search engine that can be defined as “a rude, noisy, or violent person” or “an exclamation of joy or excitement.”


This section includes material from the source book, Introduction to College Research, as well as the following:

Original material by book author Sarah Burkhead Whittle.


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