Friday, January 18, 2008

Tools for Refining Internet Searches


Search The Tail is a great tool for refining the results of a Google search. If you're not finding the results you want or finding too many results, Search The Tail helps you refine and revise your search terms.













Application for Educators
Search the Tail can be used to help students find the results they need for a research assignment. Simply "Googling" the Great Wall of China will yield 5.62 million results and not give the student much of a clue about how to refine and narrow the search. Searching the same phrase on Search The Tail will give the student a list of results in one column and in a second column Search The Tail provides a list of terms to revise and narrow the search. Look the image to the left for an illustration of the results page on Search The Tail.