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Expert Internet Searching, Fourth Edition
Phil Bradley
Item Number: 978-1-85604-605-3
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $95.00
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288 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-605-3
Year Published: 2013

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Formerly titled The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook, Bradley's bestseller is a no-nonsense guide to the tools for finding the right information more quickly and effectively than ever before. Benefiting casual searchers and expert information retrievers alike, this new edition has been rewritten from scratch, offering readers the information and guidance they need to choose the right search tools and strategies for each information query. Bradley introduces the best search engines and tools and explains how to get the most out of them, providing information that will make readers even better searchers than they already are. Among the topics covered:
  • An introduction to the internet and search engines
  • The Google experience and other free-text search engines
  • Directory- and category-based search engines
  • Multi- and meta-search engines
  • Social media search engines
  • Visual searching
  • Finding people
  • People-based resources
  • Academic and other specialized search engines
  • News-based search engines
  • Multimedia search engines;  
  • Sample searches with hints and tips on better searching, plus search utilities and resources to make life easier
  • A look at the future of search

About the Author

Phil Bradley is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant, and conference speaker specializing in search. He is one of Microsoft's "Search Champs," providing them with feedback on their developments in search technology. He creates and designs webpages, and also trains and writes on all aspects of search and the internet with a column in Update magazine. His other publications include How to Use Web 2.0 in Your Library.

"Students think they know how to search. You know it’s far more complex than they know. No matter how skilled you are, the latest edition of Phil Bradley’s Expert Internet Searching needs to be on your professional shelf … The index is a guide in itself to the realms beyond Google."
— The School Librarian’s Workshop

”Aimed at librarians, it could equally be of interest to any avid searcher … I will certainly be investigating some new resources, thanks to reading this."
— Australian Library Journal

"After reading this book you will no longer have to worry about finding the correct terminology to have an engaging discussion about Internet searching with your colleagues. There is something here for everyone, and Bradley is sure to pique your interest with this title by keeping it simple, engaging and relevant."
— Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

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