Just type your search term in the "Look for" box then click on Go. If this produces too many results, you can reduce them by repeating the search, and using some of the other options: Match, Dated, Look in, Show, and/or Sort By.
To get more specific search results, try using the following tips:
Synonym problems? Try the site map insteadIf your search was unsuccessful, maybe you didn't type in the right synonyms. (If you search for "large" you won't find pages that mention only "big". Search engines are not very bright: they search for exactly what you type in. Sometimes a site map is more helpful than a search.
The Atomz search results open in a new window. Pages with the highest score are shown first. High scores are caused by your search word/s occurring many times on the page, and near the beginning.
Click on the page title to go straight to that page. You may have to scroll down the page to see the word/s you have searched for.
You can search inside a page by using the little-known Find command in the Edit menu in Internet Explorer, Netscape, or whatever browser software you are using.
But you need to know that this type of search works differently from a search engine. Search engines ignore punctuation and line endings, but the Edit > Find command is sensitive to punctuation. If you can't find what you're looking for, and you know it's there somewhere, the problem may be invisible punctuation, or perhaps you're inadvertently not searching the whole page, but only from your starting point to the end.
If you want to search the entire Worldwide Web, we recommend Google (www.google.com) and Exalead. Google indexes more pages in total, but Exalead, based in France, seems to have a better coverage of pages in European languages. If all else fails, try Clusty (clusty.com): our favourite metasearch engine - it searches other search engines, and groups the results according to meaning.
There are new developments in online search and we'll sum the main ones, key players and user implications shortly, by end of October 2011.
If a Google or Exalead search turns up too many pages, you could try a website directory. These select sites that a real live person has decided are among the best of their kind. The most comprehensive directories are currently the Open Directory Project at www.dmoz.org (also known as the Google Directory) and Yahoo (www.yahoo.com). For material of the kind you see on this website, the Intute Social Sciences directory (www.intute.ac.uk) is excellent.