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internet searching primer

Why Search in the Vernacular?

     While searching in English or West European languages can be quite productive for finding information on Slavic topics, the ability to search in the vernacular can be invaluable. Do not be intimidated! It's easy and requires nothing more than a decent browser (IE, Netscape) and an internet connection. (Read on for more info).

Internet Search Basics

     Because search engines work in different ways, it may be necessary to change your search strategies when using different search engines.

     Searching in the vernacular is covered below.

Using Engilsh Language Interfaces

     Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Altavista and Lycos do index millions of non-English webpages, many in Slavic languages. Some of the ways you can focus on Slavic resources are:

Tricks

     For a short course on why Google is not the enemy of educators, scholars and librarians it is made out to be, check out Good Google/Bad Google.

Using Slavic Language Search Engines

     There are a number of good Slavic language search engines. Some of the benefits of these search engines are that 1) they focus on Slavic language pages/content, they most often do allow for stemming/truncation and wildcards and often make it much easier than do English language search engines (check their "Help" pages or "advanced search" pages for more information.

A List of Slavic (& E.E.) Search Engines


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