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Productive Information Searching: Query Wise Study of Search Engines Effectiveness

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 8 Issue 2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: P. K. Tripathy | Author(s) Affiliation: Librarian, Regional Inst. of Edu. (NCERT), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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Internet is the most potent source of information, side by side it has the most difficult mechanism/system to retrieve relevant information because of its infinite coverage, innovative information models, and complex indexing algorithms. As retrieval tools the Search Engines are striving continuously to cover major portion of the Internet and develop strong index of it for satisfying information need of the Internet users, in which some are successful and others are less to them. The present paper is the output of the research conducted to find out and compare the retrieval effectiveness of different search engines working in India like, Google, Yahoo, Alta Vista, Rediff, Khoj, and Guruji. By method of testing of some queries (collected from researchers in the field of Education) on all search engines the researcher has drawn some findings.

Keywords: Information Retrieval Systen (IRS), Search Engines, Web Searching

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