Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook

Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook

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by Randolph Hock, Gary Price
     
 
A guide for anyone who makes use of the Internet for research, including librarians, teachers, students, business researchers, and writers, this book details what serious users have to know to fully take advantage of Internet search tools and resources. Newsgroups, image resources, and reference resources are covered, as are the major tools-search engines, directories

Overview

A guide for anyone who makes use of the Internet for research, including librarians, teachers, students, business researchers, and writers, this book details what serious users have to know to fully take advantage of Internet search tools and resources. Newsgroups, image resources, and reference resources are covered, as are the major tools-search engines, directories, and portals-and strategies needed to access these resources. For those with little to moderate searching experience, friendly, easy-to-follow guidelines to the world of Internet research are provided. For experienced searchers, new perspectives on content and techniques are discussed.


About the Author:
Randolph Hock is the owner of Online Strategies, a company that trains Internet researchers and creates and presents courses on searching the web for professional associations, government agencies, schools, and businesses. He is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, a frequent contributor and columnist for professional publications, including Online and The CyberSkeptic's Guide to Internet Research, and is active in the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). He has held management and training positions with DIALOG and Knight-Ridder Information Services, has been a reference librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was the first Data Services Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Vienna, Viginia.

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Library Journal
Hock has been dubbed the Mario Andretti of web surfing; his clear and useful guide will help anyone interested in going beyond Google, explaining when, why, and how best to use various search tools and other web resources. Chapters on creating an Internet reference shelf, finding multimedia content, and using specialized directories are particularly helpful; a brief discussion of publishing an online resource, a glossary, and a URL list round out the title. Appropriate for both circulating collections and librarians training their customers on Internet search strategies. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910965682
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.60(d)

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