UNIT 3 Searching for Information

Searching for Information

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo are used to search for information. You can search for almost anything on the internet. The key to finding information is to use the best/correct key words to yield the desired results. It may take a couple of tries to find the key words to use. Another consideration is the quality and accuracy of the information obtained; careful consideration of the results must be used to ensure accurate information.

The information typed into the search box is called a query. The more specific the words used in the query the better the results. The websites that best match the search terms appear at the top of the results page. These result may or may not be relevant to your needs.

It is important to know that not all search results are safe places to go to. There are malicious websites that can infect your computer with malware or are inappropriate.