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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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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