Internet - Search
If you are looking for a specific company or organization try typing www.theNameOfTheCompany.com first (e.g. www.grassrootsdesign.com). If it is a "country specific" organization try ending with the specific country code rather than .com (each country has a two letter code).
Search Engines make finding things on the Internet relatively easier. Search engines are run by companies that collect information from the Internet, sort and categorize it and present the information to the user based on keyword searches or through directory listings.
It is worth taking some time to learn how to make an effective keyword search as the amount of information that these search engines provide can be overwhelming. It is common to be provided with 10s of thousands of references to any given search term. By narrowing your search to a specific phrase you can target your searches more effectively. Many search engines require that you enclose a search phrase in quotes (e.g. "the cat in the hat").
Different search engines will display different results and sort those results differently. If you don't find the information you want on one search site try another. Some search companies offer meta searches which are compiled from a number of different search engines' results.
Most search sites also offer directory listings as well. The information is categorized in a hierarchy from general categories to specific categories. To find a specific web site follow the links down to the category that matches your interest.
The results from a search are a list of pages with links to documents that match your search. Each search engine has a different way of displaying the results but generally you will see a list with the name of the organization or title of the page. You may or may not see a short description of that web page. Clicking on the title will take you to that page.
Though there are hundreds of search engines on the Internet there are only a couple dozen that the majority of people use. If you choose "customize" in your browsers search tool you will see a list of these search engines.
Web Site Search
As well as general Internet searches many web sites offer a search feature to help visitors find information that specific web site. This type of search will display a list of documents on that web site which match your query. Generally a button or menu item marked 'Search' beside a form field or attached to a search page that will display links to matching pages on that web site.