There are two ways of finding information on the Internet. The first is with a search engine, which allows you to look for certain words in a document. The second method is by using directories, in which you start with a broad category and slowly narrow down your search. Most directories also include a search engine, which comes in handy when you don't know exactly which category to look in for the information you want. Maybe you're looking for a recipe, but is cooking considered an art, a science, a hobby, or a cultural expression? The search function will guide you to the right classification. Sometimes using directories will lead you to other directories. A directory that covers tens of millions of websites is probably less precise as one that focuses only on medicine or colleges. Using directories can also be a lot of fun. If you're looking for one thing in a given field, you'll often find something even more interesting along the way. If you're new to the Internet, or only accustomed to using search engines to find what you want, try browsing through a few directories. They'll give you a good overview of the huge variety of information that the Web has to offer.
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