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Online Search Methods
Search/Retrieve Web Service
Search/Retrieve via URL

Related Concepts
– Representational State Transfer
Wide area information server
Search engine
Desktop search
Internet search

– Hawkins, Donald T.; Brown, Carolyn P. (Jan 1980). ‘What Is an Online Search?’ Online. 4 (1): 12–18. Eric:EJ214713.
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Online search (Wikipedia)

Online search is the process of interactively searching for and retrieving requested information via a computer from databases that are online. Interactive searches became possible in the 1980s with the advent of faster databases and smart terminals. In contrast, computerized batch searching was prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, searches through web search engines constitute the majority of online searches.

Online searches often supplement reference transactions.[citation needed][clarification needed]

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