Web Search Savvy Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research

Web Search Savvy Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research

by Barbara G. Friedman, Friedman
     
 

Writing for students and researchers in journalism and mass communications, Friedman (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) provides guidance for both beginning searcher and Web geek with a concise and well-explained reference on making maximum use of online information. She lays out basic search engine strategies to narrow results and avoid advertising, and outlines… See more details below

Overview

Writing for students and researchers in journalism and mass communications, Friedman (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) provides guidance for both beginning searcher and Web geek with a concise and well-explained reference on making maximum use of online information. She lays out basic search engine strategies to narrow results and avoid advertising, and outlines how to use more creative information-finding strategies, identify free sources, evaluate the integrity of data found online, and protect the privacy of both researcher and those researched. Illustrated with many screen shots. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805838596
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/29/2004
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Getting started1
Ch. 2When seconds count : search engine strategies19
Ch. 3Skipping the middleman : alternate ways to find information43
Ch. 4Staying connected : mailing lists, newsletters, newsgroups, and Web logs61
Ch. 5Finding out about people99
Ch. 6Finding and using databases131
Ch. 7Evaluating the information you find155
Ch. 8What's next?168
App. AFinding people173
App. BInternet domains and country codes177

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