The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines: A Handbook for the Serious Searcher

The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines: A Handbook for the Serious Searcher

by Randolph Hock
     
 

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Covering all the major search engines as well as several of the newest and most exciting search tools, this revised edition reveals their inner mechanics and architecture and reveals their often-overlooked special features. Designed to get immediate results to the user, this guide offers techniques for effective Web search using such search engines and directories as

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Covering all the major search engines as well as several of the newest and most exciting search tools, this revised edition reveals their inner mechanics and architecture and reveals their often-overlooked special features. Designed to get immediate results to the user, this guide offers techniques for effective Web search using such search engines and directories as AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Profusion, Infoseek, Lycos, WebCrawler, Google, MetaCrawler, Dogpile, and more. What to realistically expect from each search engine is discussed, and instructions for assembling queries and using search engine add-ons are also included.

"A very useful and illuminating guide to searching the Web-one that anyone who does any significant amount of data-mining on the Internet should find a place for on their shelf of essential books." -HR Today

Author Biography: Randolph Hock is the principal of Online Strategies, a company that specializes in creating and delivering customized courses for effective Web use for consulting firms, small corporations, universities, and associations. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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This handbook to Web research provides information on the most common search tools, including Alta Vista, Excite, Fast Search, Google, HotBot, Lycos, Northern Light, and Yahoo. It explains how they work, evaluates their performance, and outlines their strengths, weaknesses, and special features. It also offers advice on conducting efficient and thorough searches. Hock trains researchers in using the Web. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910965477
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.61(d)

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