Q-C Online support pages
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Searching for pages by subject
Unless you know the exact address of a web site you are looking for, getting the information you need off of the web can be very difficult. To help users in finding the sites they want a number of search engines are available to everyone.
A search engine is a web site just like any other which keeps a list of the thousands of sites out on the web, much like a telephone book keeps a list of the addresses and phone numbers in a particular city. To use a search engine you go to its web site and type in the subject of the information you are looking for, and you are returned a list of sites which match your query. Each search engine operates in a slightly different manner so if you are not having much luck with one you may want to try out another.
Here is a short list of the more popular search sites on the web:
Alternatively you can go to the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ home page where many of these search engines are available from the line marked Search in the upper right portion of the page.