Internet Power Searching, Second Edition: The Advanced Manual

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Become a power searcher with this advanced guide to finding information on the Internet.

Since the first edition was published, more search engines have been developed, more utilities have been created, and it has become even more difficult to find what you need quickly. This updated edition has been expanded to explain five types of search engines (free text, index- or directory-based, multi- or metasearch, natural-language, and resource or site-specific search engines) and how they can work for you. The most useful and popular engines—including AltaVista, HotBot, Yahoo!, Lycos, and Google—are covered in detail. Full explanations and examples of exploiting search tools through relevance ranking and search termchoices are offered.

The text is laid out for easy use during search sessions and includes helpful screenshots, sidebars, icons, and searching tips. Packed with practical guidance, chapters include “Finding Images, Sounds, and Multimedia Information” and “Forty Tips and Hints for Better and Quicker Searching.” You’ll also find recommendations for the most effective and reliable Internet tools, and advice on configuring popular browsers, and tips for the best use of software.

For librarians and others seek-ing to upgrade their search skills, this is the place to start.

Become a power searcher with this advanced guide to finding information on the Internet.

Since the first edition was published, more search engines have been developed, more utilities have been created, and it has become even more difficult to find what you need quickly. This updated edition has been expanded to explain five types of search engines (free text, index- or directory-based, multi- or metasearch, natural-language, and resource or site-specific search engines) and how they can work for you. The most useful and popular engines—including AltaVista, HotBot, Yahoo!, Lycos, and Google—are covered in detail. Full explanations and examples of exploiting search tools through relevance ranking and search termchoices are offered.

The text is laid out for easy use during search sessions and includes helpful screenshots, sidebars, icons, and searching tips. Packed with practical guidance, chapters include “Finding Images, Sounds, and Multimedia Information” and “Forty Tips and Hints for Better and Quicker Searching.” You’ll also find recommendations for the most effective and reliable Internet tools, and advice on configuring popular browsers, and tips for the best use of software.

For librarians and others seek-ing to upgrade their search skills, this is the place to start.



Phil Bradley

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.

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