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Equip yourself with Internet Research knowledge using this practical, user-friendly book by the Illustrated Series. Designed to meet the needs of users from a broad range of experience levels, this book provides essential information about Internet Research, including topics on search toolbars, searching the social web, intelligent search agents, and finding, evaluating, and citing online sources!
UNIT A: SEARCHING THE INTERNET EFFECTIVELY. Understanding Internet Search Tools. Using a search toolbar. Creating an Internet Research Strategy. Identifying the Right Keywords. Performing a Basic Search. Why do search results vary with different search engines? Adding Keywords Arranging keywords. Using Phrase Searching. Other ways to search using phrases. Analyzing Search. Understanding Evaluative Criteria. Understanding Wikipedia. Evaluating a Web Page. Considering what others say about Web pages. Evaluating bias. Citing Online Resources. Copyright and plagiarism. UNIT B: CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX SEARCHES. Understanding Boolean Operators. Remembering Boolean logic. Narrowing a Search with the AND Operator. Using the plus sign. Keeping a search diary. Expanding a Search with the OR Operator. Restricting a Search with the NOT Operator. Using Multiple Boolean Operators. Using multiple Boolean operators instead of advanced search forms. Searching with Filters. Filtering domains in the URL. Combining Boolean Operators and Filters. Using the search text boxes on an advanced search page. Using Advanced Search Operators. Using Metasearch. Maximizing metasearching. UNIT C: FINDING SPECIALTY INFORMATION. Understanding Subject Guides. Using a Subject Guide. Understanding distributed subject guides. Understanding the Deep Web. Comparing the visible and invisible Web. Searching Periodical. Finding Places. Finding People and Businesses. Finding personal email addresses and telephone numbers. Using a Specialized Search Engine. Finding a specialized search engine. Finding Online Reference. Finding Government Information. Finding state and provincial government sites. UNIT D: SEARCHING THE SOCIAL WEB. Understanding Social Media Searches. Recognize the wisdom of the crowd. Searching Social Networks. Finding discussion groups or forums. Navigating the Blogosphere. Understanding RSS. Scanning Microblogs. Understanding Enterprise Social Software. Searching Video Sites. Using YouTube's Advanced Filters. Searching Photo Sharing Sites. Understanding copyrights and licenses. Searching Social News Sites and Article Directories. Social bookmarking sites. Finding Answers with Q & A Sites. Understanding a Wiki. Using Social Media Search Engines. Understanding Social Media Dashboards.
Posted April 18, 2011
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