MSN Search is
the main search engine of the MSN directory/portal site. It is now recognized,
in its own right, as one of the
major search engines on the Web. Its basic search page is designed with a clean,
uncluttered look, combining simplicity with a variety of advanced features
available under the Search Builder and Settings links.
Inktomi database for Web searches
for directory searches
- Supports (+) and (-) signs
- Supports double quotes (" ")
- Supports category searching (e.g., news, images, news, local, Encarta, stock quotes, movies,
shopping and music) by clicking on hot links or using the drop-down menu
- Supports Boolean-type searches using drop-down menus for "all of these terms,"
"any of these terms," " this exact phrase," and " none of these terms. "
- Supports searching by domain (e.g., "com" or "edu")
- Allows searching for web pages that link to a specific site
- Provides customized personal preference settings (Results ranking") to search for pages "updated recently", "very popular", or those that are
"approximate" or "exact" matches to the terms being searched
- Allows language, country, and regional settings and searches
- Provides adult filter
- Displays from 10 to 50 results per page
- Allows user to set personal location
- Provides information on URLs typed into search box
- Displays "Sponsored" links in pastel colored blocks before showing search results
- Maintains a stop word list; will not search for stop words unless typed as
part of a phrase within quotation marks or preceded by a (+) plus sign
Go to the Basic Search Page and, in the
search box, type:
notes from the underground
select the "Search
Builder" link and then the "Site/Domain" option. Make sure the radio button that says, "Find only web pages from
this site or domain" is selected. Type:
Click "Add to search" and search for the phrase within the edu domain.
References to Dostoevsky's
famous novel should appear at the top of the results list.
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Last updated by E. Chamberlain, Thursday September 07, 2006