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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

History 425 -Spring 2015: How internet search works

Quick guide for students by Ellen Sexton. esexton [at]

Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced...

A Brief History (5:00) -- Getting Started (3:10) -- Types of Sources (3:29) -- Basic Research Skills (3:05) -- Advanced Research Tools: Boolean Operators (2:42) -- Advanced Research Tools: Symbols (3:42) -- Advanced Research Tools: (4:02) -- Fast Facts and Terms to Remember (1:22) -- Credits: ’Effective Internet Search: Basic Tools and Advanced Strategies’ (1:00)

How [a Google] search works

The life span of a Google query is less then 1/2 second, and involves quite a few steps before you see the most relevant results. Here's how it all works.

What's the internet?

From Vox40 maps that explain the internet.  by Timothy B. Lee on June 2, 2014.