Internet Research

ISBN-10: 1133190383

ISBN-13: 9781133190387

Edition: 6th 2012

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Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical, user-friendly book by the Illustrated Series. Designed to meet the needs of users from a broad range of experience levels, this book provides essential information about Internet Research, including topics on search toolbars, searching the social web, intelligent search agents, and finding, evaluating, and citing online sources!
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Donald I. Barker (M.B.A., Eastern Washington University) has authored, coauthored, and contributed to thirty-five cutting-edge textbooks, many bestsellers, on subjects ranging from computer operating systems and expert systems to Internet research and social media marketing. He pioneered the "hybrid" college textbook, combining the power of the Internet with the convenience of paper to deliver the most up-to-date learning experience possible, along with devising the process for putting textbook ancillary materials online. In addition, Don was instrumental in establishing the lucrative practice of packaging student versions of software with textbooks. As an assistant professor of information systems at Gonzaga University, he was honored as the winner of the Best Theoretical Paper Award by the International Business Schools Computer Users Group Annual North American Conference and received several Jepson Scholarship Awards for notable publications in the field of artificial intelligence. As senior editor of PC AI Magazine, he wrote popular columns for the magazine and Before commencing his academic career, Don was a business development specialist for the Small Business Development Center in Spokane, Washington, receiving the award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to Small Business. In addition, he was the sales manager for the largest consumer electronics retailer in Spokane. Today, Don continues to push the technology envelope by authoring trailblazing textbooks, as well as developing and teaching innovative online courses. For more information about Don, visit:

Melissa S. Barker is a marketing and public relations professional, specializing in social media marketing and search engine marketing. She designed and implemented a social media marketing campaign for the Virtual Private Library, a popular subject directory, which included the production of a widely viewed five-star rated promotional YouTube video called, "The Virtual Private Library and the Deep Web," as well as a feature article, "Top 10 Internet Search Tips." She lives Washington State.

Katherine Pinard has over 20 years of experience writing and editing books about computer concepts, applications, and technology. She has co-authored or contributed to ten books published by Cengage Learning and has edited over 50 titles for the company.

Searching the Internet Effectively
Understanding Internet Search Tools
Creating an Internet Research Strategy
Identifying the Right Keywords
Performing a Basic Search
Adding Keywords
Phrase Searching
Understanding Evaluative Criteria
Evaluating Web Pages
Citing Online Resources
Constructing Complex Searches
Understanding Boolean Operators
Narrowing the Search with the AND Operator
Expanding the Search with the OR Operator
Restricting Queries with the AND NOT Operator
Use Multiple Boolean Operators
Searching with Filters
Combining Boolean Operators and Filters
Using Advanced Search Operators
Using Metasearch Engines
Finding Specialty Information
Understanding Specialty Information
Finding People and Places
Locating Businesses
Searching Periodical Databases
Finding Government Information
Finding Online Reference Sources
Browsing a Subject Guide
Searching a Subject Guide
Using a Specialized Search Engine
Searching the Social Web
Understanding social media search
Searching social networks
Navigating the blogosphere
Scanning microblogs
Searching video & photo sharing sites
Searching Social News Sites & Article Directories
Finding solutions with Q&A sites
Using Social Media Meta Search Engines
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