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Web directories as information resources 07 Apr 2015 23:01 #188

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Yes I agree with Woudde30. The search tool depends on your research requirement. Its always better to use more than one search tool. Best to start with a general directory and them proceed to a search engine.
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Web directories as information resources 10 Jul 2014 01:00 #38

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If it’s a general topic, better to start with a directory and then move on to a search engine. In this way, you'll be able to see what information is available in both.

Its difficult to say that one is better than the other - everything depends on your requirement.
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Web directories as information resources 10 Jul 2014 00:58 #37

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I think the answer to this lies in the distinction between a web directory and a search engine. Web directory is a listing of web sites organized by category. Basically, this is selected by other individuals.On the contrary, a search engine display lists of web pages based on keywords selected by web crawlers.

So if you are looking for information on a general topic, I think a web directory is a good starting point.

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Web directories as information resources 10 Jul 2014 00:30 #36

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Is a web directory a better way of searching for information than using a search engine?

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