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Unless you know the exact address of a web site you are looking for, getting the information you need off of the web can be very difficult. To help users in finding the sites they want a number of search engines are available to everyone.



A search engine is a web site just like any other which keeps a list of the thousands of sites out on the web, much like a telephone book keeps a list of the addresses and phone numbers in a particular city. To use a search engine you go to its web site and type in the subject of the information you are looking for, and you are returned a list of sites which match your query. Each search engine operates in a slightly different manner so if you are not having much luck with one you may want to try out another.



Here is a short list of the more popular search sites on the web:





Alternatively you can go to the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ home page where many of these search engines are available from the line marked Search in the upper right portion of the page.



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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