Introduces a series of detailed, practical techniques that the novice or experienced Internet user can immediately put to use, in a thorough guide to online research, which covers such areas as creating efficient search strings and using online databases.
FIND THE INFO YOU'RE AFTERThe internet is a valuable research tool for anyone, but finding relevant, accurate information isn't always as easy as the click of a mouse. If you've found yourself at a dead end on the information superhighway, then let experienced researcher Maura Shaw show you the way.Shaw takes you through the techniques and tools you need to find information ranging from historical data to medical information to images and videos. Screen shots of different pages enable you to follow along as Shaw explains the process of finding information. Simple explanations of technical terms and step-by-step instruction help you learn how to:Use bookmarks effectivelyEvaluate websites for relevancy, accuracy, and currencyUse basic and advanced search features, such as Boolean operatorsLocate and access helpful reference websitesConduct market research to help with writing and publishingKnow when you have enough information to stop researchingDistinguish between types of search enginesWith the skills and knowledge found in this comprehensive guide, you'll be able to search the internet with speed and accuracy in no time, so you spend less time digging for information and more time putting it to good use.