Web Search Strategies

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Web browsers of all levels can follow seven steps to finding information on the World Wide Web and the Internet thanks to Web Search Strategies. Learn to locate documents on the Web for virtually every topic of interest, how search engines and spiders work (including Infoseek, Lycos, WebCrawler, Yahoo, Virtual Library), and how to locate Internet resources including--WAIS databases and Usenet postings. The disk includes valuable HTML files for all URLs in the book, as well as Bookware, a searching utility, and ...
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Overview

Web browsers of all levels can follow seven steps to finding information on the World Wide Web and the Internet thanks to Web Search Strategies. Learn to locate documents on the Web for virtually every topic of interest, how search engines and spiders work (including Infoseek, Lycos, WebCrawler, Yahoo, Virtual Library), and how to locate Internet resources including--WAIS databases and Usenet postings. The disk includes valuable HTML files for all URLs in the book, as well as Bookware, a searching utility, and Web-O-Deck, a utility for organizing bookmarks.

This book presents a sure-fire, seven-step strategy for finding information on the World Wide Web and the Internet. This comprehensive approach to Web information retrieval empowers the reader to locate virtually every document on the Web that contains information on topics of interest, and shows how to locate important new documents that appear after the first search is completed. Disk contains HTML files for all URLs in the book and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558284708
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/19/1995
  • Edition description: BK&DISK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.15 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: C'mon. There Really Isn't Any Useful Information on the Web - Is There? 2
Ch. 1 Why It's So Hard to Find Information on the Web 13
Ch. 2 A Quick Survey of Web Search Tools 31
Ch. 3 Preparing Your Browser 69
Ch. 4 Locating Information: The Quick, Pinpointed Search 81
Ch. 5 Browsing for Information: Subject Trees 93
Ch. 6 Browsing for Information: Trailblazer Pages 113
Ch. 7 Constructing a Deep Search: Boolean Operators 131
Ch. 8 More Secrets of the Information Retrieval Masters 143
Ch. 9 Searching Open Text 153
Ch. 10 Searching Lycos 165
Ch. 11 Searching InfoSeek 177
Ch. 12 Searching Inktomi 189
Ch. 13 Searching excite NetSearch 195
Ch. 14 Searching WebCrawler 203
Ch. 15 Finding General-Interest Reference Information 207
Ch. 16 Finding Special-Interest Reference Information 233
Ch. 17 Finding Current News and Weather 257
Ch. 18 Finding Government Information 275
Ch. 19 Finding Stock Market and Investment Information 291
Ch. 20 Searching Periodicals 305
Ch. 21 Searching Library Databases 335
Ch. 22 Finding Software 347
Ch. 23 Finding People 357
Ch. 24 Finding Jobs 369
Ch. 25 Searching Usenet, Gopher, Telnet, and WAIS 383
Ch. 26 What's New Resources 393
Ch. 27 Searching for What's New 403
Ch. 28 Publishing Your Hotlist 411
Index 419
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