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Search Engines and Web Directories: An Opinion

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Vivekanand Jain | Author(s) Affiliation: Deputy Librarian, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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For basic information needs seekers of information are using popular search engines on internet, but for subject specific queries, it is advised to use the web directory or subject specific search engines. The present paper deals with features of search engines, web directories and search techniques for effective information retrieval. It also correlates online searches with traditional library search techniques. The information seeking behavior is also varied from person to person or new generation to old generation. Search engines make the internet popular among users. It is a tool to fulfill the information need of the users and fill up the digital divide in society and specially in academic community.

Keywords: Web Directory, Search Engines, Subject Directories, Information Retrieval

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