Many people believe that searching the Web is as easy as typing a few terms into a box and clicking the search button. Like magic, in a matter of seconds, links to precise, accurate, and current answers will appear. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The term “search” is very broad and means different things to different people. For some people it means using an engine like AllTheWeb or Teoma. For others it includes the use of a Web directory focused on a specific topic. For some, search means utilizing not only Web engines but also specialized
databases that may contain geographic data, full-text articles, or government information.