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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 Vision||p. iii|
|Read This Before You Begin||p. x|
|Searching the Internet Effectively||p. 1|
|Understanding Internet Search Tools||p. 2|
|Creating an Internet Research Strategy||p. 4|
|Identifying the Right Keywords||p. 6|
|Performing a Basic Search||p. 8|
|Why do search results vary with different search engines?|
|Adding Keywords||p. 10|
|Phrase Searching||p. 12|
|Other ways to search using phrases|
|Analyzing Search Results||p. 14|
|Citing Online Resources||p. 16|
|Copyright and plagiarism|
|Concepts Review||p. 18|
|Skills Review||p. 19|
|Independent Challenges||p. 20|
|Visual Workshop||p. 22|
|Constructing Complex Searches||p. 23|
|Understanding Boolean Operators||p. 24|
|Keep a search diary|
|Where have you heard this before?|
|Narrowing a Search with the AND Operator||p. 26|
|Using the plus sign: +|
|Expanding a Search with the OR Operator||p. 28|
|Restricting a Search with the AND NOT Operator||p. 30|
|More on the AND NOT operator|
|Using Multiple Boolean Operators||p. 32|
|Using multiple Boolean operators in basic and advanced search forms|
|Planning a complex search|
|Searching with Filters||p. 34|
|Filtering domains in the URL|
|Combining Boolean Operators and Filters||p. 36|
|Using the search text boxes on an advanced search page|
|Using Metasearch Engines||p. 38|
|Concepts Review||p. 40|
|Skills Review||p. 42|
|Independent Challenges||p. 44|
|Visual Workshop||p. 46|
|Browsing Subject Guides||p. 47|
|Understanding Subject Guides||p. 48|
|Browsing a Subject Guide||p. 50|
|Distributed subject guides|
|Searching a Subject Guide||p. 52|
|Navigating a Subject Guide||p. 54|
|Tapping Trailblazer Pages||p. 56|
|Using a Specialized Search Engine||p. 58|
|How do you find a specialized search engine?|
|Understanding Evaluative Criteria||p. 60|
|Are there any objective Web pages?|
|Evaluating a Web Page||p. 62|
|Concepts Review||p. 64|
|Skills Review||p. 66|
|Independent Challenges||p. 67|
|Visual Workshop||p. 70|
|Finding Specialty Information||p. 71|
|Understanding Specialty Information||p. 72|
|Visible and invisible Web|
|Finding People and Places||p. 74|
|Locating Businesses||p. 76|
|Searching Periodical Databases||p. 78|
|Where to find online periodicals|
|Finding Government Information||p. 80|
|Finding Online Reference Sources||p. 82|
|Online reference sources about the Internet|
|Finding Mailing Lists and Newsgroups||p. 84|
|Searching with an Intelligent Agent||p. 86|
|Concepts Review||p. 88|
|Skills Review||p. 90|
|Independent Challenges||p. 92|
|Visual Workshop||p. 94|
|Data Files List||p. 95|
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