Using the Web

  step 2
Entering Key Words
A search engine works like a library catalog. You type a key word or words to describe your topic. When entering key words, be as specific as possible, so that you don't get too many sites. For example, if you wanted to learn about the first American President, you should type "George Washington" instead of typing "Washington." Otherwise you might end up with a list of sites about Washington, D.C., or the state of Washington.

You will type your key words into the empty box next to the word "search."


there is a picture of the Google search engine homepage with George Washington entered into the search field

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