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1-14 SEARCH ENGINES Google and Beyond

NAME: VISHAL PONUGOTI SECTION: 03 A search engine is a program that allows users to enter a search query and it returns matching websites. Google is an extremely popular search engine, but it is not the only one on the World Wide Web. http://www.thesearchenginelist.com/ contains a whole list of search engines for different purposes. Try some of them next time you need to find information.

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