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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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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