An essential guide for anyone who conducts research on the internet including librarians, teachers, students, business professionals, and writers this fully revised handbook details what users must know to take full advantage of internet search tools and resources.
From the latest online tools to the new and enhanced services offered by standbys Google and Yahoo!, the major search engines and their myriad of possibilities are thoroughly discussed. This revamped edition also features chapters on popular social networking sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn as well as a collection of up-to-date screenshots for visual reference.
For those with little to moderate searching experience, friendly, easy-to-follow guidelines to the world of Web research are provided, while experienced searchers will discover new perspectives on content and techniques. A link to the "Extreme Searcher's Web Page" featuring additional resources, updates, and news is also included.
‘’Hock's clear and useful guide will help anyone interested in going beyond Google, explaining when, why, and how best to use various search tools and other web resources.’’ -Library Journal
‘’The author retains his clear writing style, nice glossary, and handy surfing tips. ... should be required reading for librarians, online professionals, and anyone else who wants to get the most out of the internet. Recommended.’’ -Choice
‘’Should be required reading for librarians, online professionals, and anyone else who wants to get the most out of the Internet. ... This resource is really what every searcher should know--a valuable addition for any library.’’ -Choice