J. Vivekavardhan, A. S. Chakravarthy


This paper explores an overview on internet and web search engines for information retrieval. There is a paradigm shift from traditional information retrieval system to modern web search engines. “Internet is the fabric of our lives”. World Wide Web contains enormous amount of information, that is growing at a exponential rate. The present paper briefly explains the concept of search engines, search engine trends and technologies, working process of web search engines and different types of web search engines. The study also highlights the Osmania University research scholar’s perspective on internet search engines, purpose of using internet, training in using internet, satisfaction level for accessing web search engines.


Internet, Web Search Engines, Robots, Spiders, Crawling, Indexing, Meta Search Engines

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