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Web Browsers

Firefox Hot Topics
Mozilla offers advice on how to use its Firefox browser to its best advantage.

Google Chrome
A brief but useful overview of this increasingly popular web browser.

Internet Explorer 8 introduces the functions and features of IE8 a series of of text, video and interactive game tutorials.

Introduction to Opera
This guide introduces you to the Opera desktop web browser. It covers general information about the browser itself as well as how to use it for Web browsing, how to use some of its features and how to customize Opera.

Safari Tutorials
Links to a series of brief topic-specific text tutorials on using the Safari browser.  This site is part of what Think Tutorial calls its "database of simple, easy to follow tutorials covering all aspects of popular computing."



    Bing Help: Search Effectively
    Tips to help you formulate more effective searches to get higher quality results. Many of the tips apply to other search engines, too.

    Bing Help: Search Tips & Techniques
    Tips to help search for specific kinds of things, including scientific papers.

    DuckDuckGo Support Center
    Learn more about this general purpose search engine which espouses policies of offering "way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy." For tips on constructing a more effective search, see Instant Answers and Other Features.

    Useful tutorials from about some of the many tools and features available from Google.

    Information Savvy
    These tutorials from will help you improve your search strategies, evaluate what you find and create better end results.

    Recommended Search Engines
    UC Berkeley has compiled this excellent comparison of the Google, Yahoo and Exalead search engines.

    Search Tips & Search Tutorials
    An extensive list of links to tutorials, plus a "What You Should Know About Web Searches" overview, from the SmartLinks website.

    Yahoo! Help: Tutorials
    Step-by-step tutorials on the tools and features of Yahoo!.



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