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How do I find something on the Web?That's a big question, and one that can be difficult to know exactly where to start in order to answer it correctly. Here are some articles that I would begin with:
- What is the Web?: Before jumping headlong into Web search, it's a good idea to figure out what the Web is.
- Web Search for Beginners: The Web has so much information that it can be overwhelming to know exactly where to start. Find out how to get started fast on the Web with this quick start beginners guide to the Web.
- Web Search Tools: There are three basic types of search tools that most people use to find what they are looking for on the Web.
- Three Common Search Mistakes: Have you ever been frustrated when you've tried to search the Web? Some of this frustration comes from simple searching mistakes that are easy to make for both the beginning and experienced searcher.
- Top 10 Web Search Tricks: There are Web search techniques that I use every day in order to find what I'm looking for. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, I've put together just a few of the Web search tricks that I use to search more of the Web.
What are the best search engines?Another big question that's difficult to answer! Really, this depends on personal preference. Here are some articles that can help answer this question:
- What is a Search Engine?: Exactly what is a search engine? Basically, a search engine is a software program that searches for sites based on the words that you designate as search terms.
- Do Search Engines Really Answer Questions?: Many people mistakenly believe that search engines - which are basically extremely complicated database, search, and retrieval programs - can intuitively answer any question you put to them. Unfortunately, this is not true.
- The Best Search Engines on the Web: Pick the best search engines for your searching needs with Search Engines 101, a great way to explore more of your search topic, try a new search engine, and search more of the Web.
- The Ultimate Search Engine List: All-purpose search engines, visual search engines, people search engines...you'll find all these and more in this list of search engines, a comprehensive guide to the best search engines on the Web.
How can I find those free movies/music/TV/books that everyone's talking about?There are plenty of places you can find these goodies on the Web. Here's my favorites:
- Free Movie Downloads: Free movie downloads are more common than you think on the Web. You won't find the most recent blockbuster here, but you will find a huge amount of classics, trailers, independent films, documentaries, and more.
- Free Online TV: Did you know that you can watch free online TV channels? Here's a few of the best sites you can watch free TV online.
- Free Downloadable Music: Free downloadable music on the Web really does exist; as long as you're willing to listen to music other than what's on the radio and top 40 (for the most part).
- Top 10 Ways to Find Multimedia on the Web: Finding multimedia on the Web is easy with my picks for some of the best free movie downloads, free audio clips, and free image sites on the Web. Use these sites to find some great audio files, BitTorrent files, free movie downloads, movie trailers, and all kinds of multimedia.
- Free eBooks on the Web:There are a ton of sites that offer free eBooks on the Web. Here are a few sites where you can find free downloadable eBooks.