Web Search Savvy Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research

Web Search Savvy Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research

by Barbara G. Friedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805838597

ISBN-13: 9780805838596

Pub. Date: 07/29/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Web Search Savvy: Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research provides readers of all skill levels with efficient search strategies for locating, retrieving, and evaluating information on the Internet. Utilizing her experience as a reporter working on deadline, author Barbara G. Friedman offers the most effective methods for finding useful and trustworthy data online

Overview

Web Search Savvy: Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research provides readers of all skill levels with efficient search strategies for locating, retrieving, and evaluating information on the Internet. Utilizing her experience as a reporter working on deadline, author Barbara G. Friedman offers the most effective methods for finding useful and trustworthy data online, and presents these techniques in a straightforward, user-friendly manner. Anyone who uses the Internet for research will find much of value here, including techniques that harness the power of advanced searches to optimize search results, avoid advertising clutter, and locate low- or no-cost databases. Screen captures and diagrams illustrate the steps, rationale, and results to accompany various search strategies. Responding to the increasingly "corporatized" Internet environment, this book emphasizes techniques that make the Web work for individuals rather than for advertisers, such as choosing the most appropriate search engine for the job and tweaking its advanced options to narrow a search and optimize results; identifying cost-free sources of online data; using creative approaches to locate information; evaluating the integrity of online data; and protecting the privacy of the researchers and the researched. Web Search Savvy is an essential resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in journalism and mass communications, and it offers practical and useful guidance for anyone researching information online.

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

Prefacevii
Chapter 1Getting Started1
Chapter 2When Seconds Count: Search Engine Strategies19
Chapter 3Skipping the Middleman: Alternate Ways to Find Information43
Chapter 4Staying Connected: Mailing Lists, Newsletters, Newsgroups, and Web Logs61
Chapter 5Finding out About People99
Chapter 6Finding and Using Databases131
Chapter 7Evaluating the Information you Find155
Chapter 8What's Next?168
Appendix AFinding People173
Appendix BInternet Domains and Country Codes177
Appendix CUseful Web Sites185
Appendix DGlossary of Terms197
Screen Capture Information201
Illustrations and Figures213
Author Index217
Subject Index221

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