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Searching Google

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Why Google?

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There are many different search engines. We recommend Google because:

  • most non-commercial

  • began as an academic search engine

  • best ranking of results

  • biggest

  • uncluttered interface

Term Paper Topic

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The community structure of the Great Lakes has been impacted by alien invaders. Define the problem. Give examples.

Searching Google

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