The internet can be a huge and scary informational jungle for a non-expert.Given the enormous amount of information that the internet contains, this is nosurprise. There are things that one can do though, to make their quest forknowledge easier. When looking for a specific item in this cyberactive libraryit is easier to have a plan, and then focus on a particular subject. Mostlikely, using a search tool will be your first means of finding what it is thatyou need.

When using a search tool for the first time it is best to develop ageneral understanding of it. First, get to know how it works, and the type oflanguage used when dealing with it. For example, each search tool usually hasits own unique criteria, thus making the search for information that much moredifficult. Responses to a particular query can vary greatly from search tool tosearch tool. Also the same query sent by the same inspection tool may come upwith various responses from day to day, because web pages are constantly beingadded, removed, and updated.

You will find, if you consistently use theinternet, that things will become much less difficult for you as your experiencebroadens. The very first time I used the internet I was very intimidated, andthought that anyone who could use such an elaborate thing must be a genius. Themany search tools and the complexities of their use baffled me. Now, I ziparound the information highway like a whiz kid, and I have come to view thewhole thing as one huge library. To speed up your searches, bookmark yourfavorite search tools for future use. You can also bookmark certain helpfulsites while you are searching, so that you can come back to them later withoutwasting time by searching for them again.

By bookmarking sites you eliminate therisk of typing errors when the address or URL is long and complicated. When youare in a hurry and you come across long articles it is helpful to copy thearticle on the clipboard and then paste it to the word processing window to reador print at a later time. When you are not rushed you may come back to thearticle and decide which parts, if any, you wish to keep for future reference.Some, like my father, say that the internet is the doorway to the devil.

Otherssay it is an impossible, confusing, and frustrating piece of trash, but I saythat when used properly it is a great tool for learning. Many times it has beena lifesaver when I needed information quickly, and did not have the time to goto the library. Yes, it is confusing for people who do not understand it, butlike learning to ride a bike the more you try the better you become. Suddenlythe jungle can become your backyard, and the novice can become a wizard.