Expert Internet Searching (Paperback)Phil Bradley (author)
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Since the last edition was published internet search has changed dramatically, with both the amount of information to be found online and the diversity of tools to unlock it expanding exponentially. This new edition, rewritten from scratch, gives readers the information and guidance they need to choose the right search tools and strategies for each information need. From searching social media effectively to tracking down an expert or a news story, and from searching by image to searching multimedia, Bradley introduces the best search engines and tools and explains how to get the most out of them. Whether you are a casual searcher or an expert information retriever, you will find information on a wide variety of search engines that you've never tried before and lists of tools and resources that will make you an even better searcher than you already are.
Key topics include: An introduction to the internetAn introduction to search enginesThe Google experienceOther free-text search enginesDirectory- and category-based search enginesMulti- and meta-search enginesSocial media search enginesVisual searchingFinding peoplePeople-based resourcesAcademic and other specialized search enginesNews-based search enginesMultimedia search engines Sample searches with hints and tips on better searchingSearch utilities and resources to make life easierThe future of search. Readership: This book will be an invaluable guide for anyone searching the internet for information, whether you are taking your first steps or are becoming more expert. Those teaching others how to search the internet efficiently will find suggestions and strategies and an eloquent rebuttal of the claim that `it's all on Google'.
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Competency - an attribute articulated in many information professional guidelines - is the Holy Grail that Phil Bradley's Expert Internet Searching offers its readers. While technology helps many of us earn our living, mastering search using Internet tools allows us to work more effectively and efficiently. Knowing the best resources to choose and how to use them effectively saves all of us time. Whether your focus is personal research or delivering awesome training, this book can contribute mightily to your success...Expert Internet Searching is a book that, if found on your bookshelf, may display worn page corners and multiple coffee stains from constant reference. -- Learned Publishing