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Search Engines Handbook

Search Engines Handbook

by Ned L. Fielden, Lucy Kuntz
     
 

Few people realize that the search engines and directories they use have a direct impact on how information is accessed on the world wide web. An understanding of how search engines operate will make it easier to locate needed information.

This handbook looks at the way search engines are put together, how they run, and how they locate information and display it

Overview

Few people realize that the search engines and directories they use have a direct impact on how information is accessed on the world wide web. An understanding of how search engines operate will make it easier to locate needed information.

This handbook looks at the way search engines are put together, how they run, and how they locate information and display it. Section I provides an introduction, section II details how search engines work, section III gives information on where and how to do research on the Internet, section IV provides information about specific directories, section V provides information about specific search engines and section VI offers insights into the future of search engines. Practical suggestions provide a research platform.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
will make a worthy addition to any library
The Book Report
excellent...a wealth of information...valuable searching strategies and tips...well organized, clearly written, and extremely useful...recommended
VOYA
should be required reading...most worthwhile...fluent and readable...this handbook is an absolute gem
Explaining how search engines work and how they locate and display information, this introductory guide for high school age and up gives information on where and how to do research on the Internet, provides information about specific directories, describes the features of specific search engines, and offers insight into the future of search engines. Fielden is a reference librarian and coordinates electronic resources workshops at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. Kuntz holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of California. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786413089
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/20/2002
Pages:
115
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Ned L. Fielden, also the author of the acclaimed textbook Internet Research: Theory and Practice, 2d ed. (2001, "important"—Library Journal), coordinates database training workshops and is head of the Web committee at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. Lucy Kuntz holds a doctorate in library and information studies from the University of California, Berkeley. They live in Berkeley, California.

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