- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
If you're ready to actually find what you're looking for on the Internet, read Researching Online For Dummies, Second Edition. Lead author Reva Basch is the Mark McGwire of online research, and new co-author Mary Ellen Bates isn't far behind (Sammy Sosa?) In this book, they share their best techniques—and if your time's worth anything, the book will pay for itself on Day One.
You'll start with a clear-eyed guide to "thinking and working like a researcher"—in particular, focusing your search, planning where to look first, and understanding what you still might not be able to find on the Web—at least, not for free. The authors cover the usual suspects (Yahoo! and its ilk) but go far beyond them, introducing specialized search engines, "ready reference" sources, industry-specific mega-sites, online libraries, and "gated information services" (some of which charge a pretty penny, others are free as a bird).
Need to do a trademark or patent search? Get an independent briefing on a company? Track down the latest medical treatments and procedures? Research colleges, cars, vacations? Basch and Bates show you how. There's also a CD-ROM with demos of the best online research software, plus direct hyperlinks to all the sites mentioned in the book. Why keep wasting time, when you can become a research expert with Researching Online For Dummies, Second Edition?