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Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques.
Unit A: SEARCHING THE INTERNET EFFECTIVELY. Understanding Internet Search Tools. Creating an Internet Research Strategy. Identifying the Right Keywords. Performing a Basic Search . Adding Keywords. Phrase Searching . Understanding Evaluative Criteria . Evaluating Web Pages. Citing Online Resources. Unit B: CONSTRUCTING COMPLEX SEARCHES. Understanding Boolean Operators . Narrowing the Search with the AND Operator. Expanding the Search with the OR Operator. Restricting Queries with the AND NOT Operator. Use Multiple Boolean Operators. Searching with Filters . Combining Boolean Operators and Filters. Using Advanced Search Operators. Using Metasearch Engines. Unit C: FINDING SPECIALTY INFORMATION. Understanding Specialty Information. Finding People and Places. Locating Businesses. Searching Periodical Databases. Finding Government Information. Finding Online Reference Sources. Browsing a Subject Guide. Searching a Subject Guide. Using a Specialized Search Engine. Unit D: SEARCHING THE SOCIAL WEB. Understanding social media search. Searching social networks. Navigating the blogosphere. Scanning microblogs . Searching video & photo sharing sites. Searching Social News Sites & Article Directories . Finding solutions with Q&A sites. Using Social Media Meta Search Engines.
Posted April 18, 2011
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