Expert Internet Searching, Edition 5 (5th New edition)

Expert Internet Searching, Edition 5 (5th New edition)

By: Phil Bradley (author)Paperback

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In an environment where increasing amounts of information (and fake news) flood the internet on websites and social media, the information professional's job is getting harder. It is important that they are skilled at finding and using the appropriate information and assisting users in working out what information they need and the best way of getting it. Expert Internet Searching provides library and information professionals with in-depth practical information on how to search the internet quickly and effectively to help their users and make their lives easier. Now fully revised for its fifth edition, this book covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines. This edition has been updated to include current trends in search, such as social media search, fake news, and discussion of the authority and validity of search results. It will ensure that information professionals, whether complete beginners or more experienced, are able to work efficiently to obtain accurate information in a timely fashion. Key topics covered include: an introduction to the internet and search engines the Google experience and a discussion of its disadvantages directory, clustering and similarity search engines visual and image search engines specialized search engines incorporating academic search and services for children academic and other specialized search engines news-based search engines including traditional media resources and a discussion of fake news social media search engines hints and tips on better searching.

About Author

Phil Bradley is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant and conference speaker specializing in search. He has worked with a number of search engine companies to help them improve their products, and has a popular blog on internet search. He teaches internet search and social media skills to librarians and information professionals both within the UK and abroad. Phil was the CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) President for two years (2012-13). He also writes a column in the CILIP Update magazine and his previous titles with Facet Publishing include Social Media for Creative Libraries (2015).

Contents

List of figures Preface Acknowledgements 1. An introduction to the internet 2. An introduction to search engines 3. The world according to Google 4. Other free-text search engines 5. Directory, clustering and similarity search engines 6. Multi- and meta-search engines 7. Social media search engines 8. Visual and image search engines 9. People-based resources 10. News-based search engines 11. Multimedia search engines 12. Specialised search engines 13. Hints, tips and the future Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783302475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781783302475
  • ISBN10: 178330247X
  • edition: 5th New edition

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