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ERIC Number: ED426711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 463
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Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-887902-26-0
Searching and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Ackerman, Ernest; Hartman, Karen
This book focuses on formulating Internet search strategies, understanding how to form search expressions, critically evaluating information, and citing resources. It is written for users who are acquainted with the fundamental operations of a personal computer, as well as those with more online experience. The book is arranged so that the information presented is reinforced and built on in subsequent chapters, and is organized as follows. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web--techniques and intricacies of using a Web browser, keeping track of information with bookmarks, while chapter 3 gives and introduction to research skills and tools on the Web. Chapter 4 covers directories and virtual libraries. Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 discuss search strategies and tools--search engines, meta-search engines, specialized databases, and library catalogs. Chapters 9, 10, and 11 focus on other resources for information--FTP (file transfer protocol) archives, white pages services, email discussion groups, and Usenet news archives. Chapter 12 covers evaluating information found on the Internet and the Web, chapter 13 shows how to cite information for research and the final chapter 14 presents two sample research projects for putting it all together. Each chapter includes several activities, a summary, and suggested exercises and projects. A glossary of terms is provided, and appendices contain an annotated list of search engines, meta-search engines, and virtual libraries, charts comparing search engines, and an annotated list of services and Web sites. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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