The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
A Guide for the Serious SearcherBook - 2013
Presents a guide on how to effectively search the Internet, covering such topics as search engines, directories, newsgroups, image resources, and reference resources.
Randolph Hock presents a guide to searching for information on the Internet. It is written for those with a solid grasp of the basics of using the internet and computers. He starts out outlining the basics of the Internet, search tools, content, copyright and general search strategies. The next chapter overviews web directories and portals, and explores major and minor directories, when to use a general directory, how to find specialized directories, what to look for in them, and more. The next two chapters focus on the basics of search-engines and the kind of work they do, and then how specific major search-engines work, including Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask.com. Other chapters introduce discussion groups and related forum-type sites, thinking critically about topic-specific reference sites, finding audio and visual data, news resources, finding products online, and what to think about if you want to create your own web-page or web-presence. A glossary and list of cited URLs can be found in the back. Hock is an independent scholar and consults with people in universities, governments, and business about how to use the Internet more effectively. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Independent Publishing Group
An essential guide for anyone who conducts research on the internet—including librarians, teachers, students, business professionals, and writers—this fully revised handbook details what users must know to take full advantage of internet search tools and resources. From the latest online tools to the new and enhanced services offered by standbys such as Google, the major search engines and their myriad of possibilities are thoroughly discussed. This revamped fourth edition also features chapters on fact-checking sites and popular social networking sites as well as a collection of up-to-date screenshots for visual reference. For those with little to moderate searching experience, friendly, easy-to-follow guidelines to the world of Web research are provided, while experienced searchers will discover new perspectives on content and techniques.