- Volume 31 Issue 3
The purpose of the article is to help users to select appropriate Korean WWW search tools and to retrieve Web documents for their information needs by using them effectively. It analyzes the characteristics, functions, and advantages and disadvatages of each search tool, while search tools are divided broadly by two categories-subject directory services (Kor-seek, DIR, ZIP, Netquest21, Simmany) and keyword search engines (Simmany, Kachine, Jungbotamjung, Anysearch, Unifinder, Webglider, Missdachanni). It provides the selection criteria of search tools for users who have information needs. In addition, the study also attempts to contribute to the improvements in designing Korean WWW search tools, as investigating their shortcomings.