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With both conceptual and step-by-step lessons, this book teaches students the strategies and skills required to use the Internet as a valuable research tool. Updated for currency, this title includes information about search toolbars and the latest advances in intelligent search agents, as well as finding, evaluating, and citing online sources.

Table of Contents

The Illustrated Series Visionp. iii
Prefacep. iv
Read This Before You Beginp. x
Searching the Internet Effectivelyp. 1
Understanding Internet Search Toolsp. 2
Creating an Internet Research Strategyp. 4
Identifying the Right Keywordsp. 6
Performing a Basic Searchp. 8
Why do search results vary with different search engines?
Adding Keywordsp. 10
Arranging keywords
Phrase Searchingp. 12
Other ways to search using phrases
Analyzing Search Resultsp. 14
Citing Online Resourcesp. 16
Copyright and plagiarism
Concepts Reviewp. 18
Skills Reviewp. 19
Independent Challengesp. 20
Visual Workshopp. 22
Constructing Complex Searchesp. 23
Understanding Boolean Operatorsp. 24
Keep a search diary
Where have you heard this before?
Narrowing a Search with the AND Operatorp. 26
Using the plus sign: +
Expanding a Search with the OR Operatorp. 28
Restricting a Search with the AND NOT Operatorp. 30
More on the AND NOT operator
Using Multiple Boolean Operatorsp. 32
Using multiple Boolean operators in basic and advanced search forms
Planning a complex search
Searching with Filtersp. 34
Filtering domains in the URL
Combining Boolean Operators and Filtersp. 36
Using the search text boxes on an advanced search page
Using Metasearch Enginesp. 38
Maximizing metasearching
Concepts Reviewp. 40
Skills Reviewp. 42
Independent Challengesp. 44
Visual Workshopp. 46
Browsing Subject Guidesp. 47
Understanding Subject Guidesp. 48
Browsing a Subject Guidep. 50
Distributed subject guides
Searching a Subject Guidep. 52
Navigating a Subject Guidep. 54
Tapping Trailblazer Pagesp. 56
Using a Specialized Search Enginep. 58
How do you find a specialized search engine?
Understanding Evaluative Criteriap. 60
Are there any objective Web pages?
Evaluating a Web Pagep. 62
Concepts Reviewp. 64
Skills Reviewp. 66
Independent Challengesp. 67
Visual Workshopp. 70
Finding Specialty Informationp. 71
Understanding Specialty Informationp. 72
Visible and invisible Web
Finding People and Placesp. 74
Finding places
Locating Businessesp. 76
Searching Periodical Databasesp. 78
Where to find online periodicals
Finding Government Informationp. 80
Finding Online Reference Sourcesp. 82
Online reference sources about the Internet
Finding Mailing Lists and Newsgroupsp. 84
Searching with an Intelligent Agentp. 86
Concepts Reviewp. 88
Skills Reviewp. 90
Independent Challengesp. 92
Visual Workshopp. 94
Data Files Listp. 95
Glossaryp. 97
Indexp. 101
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