Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication
Perth, Western Australia
This Unit is designed to provide information professionals with some basic search skills in searching the indexes of the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW can accessed through the public Internet. WWW's resources are organised to provide easy access to users by means of formatted texts, sound, images and other links. This unit will concentrate on some of the better developed search engines of the WWW. It will enable the participants to design Boolean logic-based search strategies to retrieve required information.
The World Wide Web, was put together through a series of protocols developed by Tim Berners-Lee at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland, during the late 1980s. The WWW's browsers are constantly changing and evolving. New on-line servers are continually being added to the WWW and its many search mechanisms are always being refined. This unit will be limited to selected search mechanisms of the WWW, due to the vastness of its resources.