This book looks at the basics of computer search and research. It explains the difference between search and research, how to search and how to organise the results of a search to turn them into research. It describes how search engines work, and how to get the best results from your search. There are tips for successful searches including how to spot plagiarism and how to acknowledge sources. Try This features give suggestions for practising search techniques, and there are fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.
Paul Mason has written more than 100 books for children, on topics ranging from extreme sports to urban myths. Notable titles include Money Doesn't Grow on Trees and From Armpits to Zits for teens, and Monster Hunter, a series of books on tracking down and dealing with vampires, werewolves, extra-terrestrials, and ghosts. An avid surfer, snowboarder, and mountain biker, Paul writes many sports titles and has also produced a website guide to ski resorts.