Internet Power Searching: The Advanced Manual

Phil Bradley

Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1999
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Synopsis: Written for aspiring "power searchers", this manual introduces more advanced ways to find information on the Internet. Rather than simply discussing how to use search engines, Bradley explains that there are four types of search engines (free text, index- or directory-based, multi- or meta-, and resource or site specific search engines) -- and then shows how they can work for you. Full explanations -- and examples -- of exploiting search tools through relevance ranking and search term choices are offered. Clearly laid out for easy use during searching sessions, the text is packed with helpful screenshots, sidebars, icons, and searching tips. With recommendations for the most effective and reliable Internet tools, practical advice on configuring popular browsers, and tips for making the best use of software, this handbook is a must-have for librarians and patrons who search the Internet regularly.

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Designed to assist information professionals, this book succeeds on many levels. The introduction is a good overview of the Internet and how it can best be used. Bradley then goes into detail about the various types of search engines, other database resources, virtual libraries, intelligent agents, Usenet newsgroups, and mailing lists. He includes some sample searches, discusses the commercial aspects of the Internet, and describes what he sees as its future developments. Especially helpful are the last two chapters, which include "Thirty tips and hints for better and quicker searching" and "Sources for further help and assistance." The URLs mentioned are printed in bold type at the end of each chapter for easy access, and also listed in an appendix. Interesting "DID YOU KNOW?" facts and "HINTS AND TIPS" can be found in the sidebars. The writing is clear and easy to understand. Librarians will use the wealth of resources in this book for a long time to come.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA

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