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Search Engine : An Effective tool for exploring the InternetW.M. Tharanga Dilruk, Ranasinghe (Library, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 2006)The Internet has become the largest source of information. Today, millions of Websites exist and this number continuous to grow. Finding the right information at the right time is the challenge in the Internet age. Search engine is searchable database which allows locating the information on the Internet by submitting the keywords. Search engines can be divided into two categories as the Individual and Meta Search engines. This article discusses the features of these search engines in detail.