Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Class 7.01: Search Engines

A Search Engine is a website that helps users find information online.

The top five most popular search engines are:, and

Search engines create a large index or database of websites. When you search, the search engine matches the search terms to words and phrases found on web sites. Relevant web sites are then retrieved and displayed for you to choose from – and this all happens in less than a second!

Learning how to use a search engine effectively can take some time. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information available!