Internet Searching

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Nonfiction | Tags: , |

Final papers are on the horizon, so I thought I’d share with our readers the titles of some of our newest research guides that help people learn how to find credible sources of information on their topic.

The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers
by Bruce Ballenger

“An appealing alternative to traditional research texts, “The Curious Researcher” stands apart for its motivational tone, its conversational style, and its conviction that research writing can be full of rewarding discoveries. Offering a wide variety of examples from writers, this popular guide shows that good research and lively writing do not have to be mutually exclusive.” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics). This guide helps people learn about the process of research, including how to research online.

The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher
by Randolph Hock

“Like athletes, Internet searchers need to keep up with changes in the game. In this update of the 2007 edition, Internet trainer Hock covers strategies and tools (including search engines, directories, and the latest social networks) for exploring all major content areas. Amateurs will appreciate Hock’s easy-to-follow tips, while power searchers will find new ideas and resources for searching, evaluating, and citing content on the web and the “deep” internet beyond Google. The guide includes an internet chronology, glossary, list of the URLS mentioned, and supporting website” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics).

Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching
by Suzanne S. Bell

“To succeed as searchers, all librarians require both a basic idea of how databases are put together, and a repository of concepts and techniques to draw upon. With such essentials well in hand, the searcher can plunge into almost any database that comes along and master its intricacies (and idiosyncrasies) in relatively short order. Bell’s conversational style, coupled with her Searcher’s Toolbox, promises increased flexibility and adaptability. This book will prove a handy guide for librarians in every conceivable information environment and across all levels of experience” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics). Though geared towards librarians, this book provides invaluable information on how to performs searches in both search engines and online databases that anyone can use.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider

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