ERIC Number: ED440667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Searching and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Second Edition.
Ackermann, Ernest; Hartman, Karen
This book presents information specialists--researchers, librarians, and students who work with information--with an accessible approach to finding information on the World Wide Web and the Internet. Each of the chapters contains one or more step-by-step activities to demonstrate fundamental skills and concepts. The book has an accompanying Web site at http://www.webliminal.com/search-web.html and a diskette that contains HTML versions of all the exercises from the end of the chapters. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web"; (2) "Browser Essentials"; (3) "Managing and Using Information from the Internet and the Web"; (4) "Using the World Wide Web for Research"; (5) "Directories and Virtual Libraries"; (6) "Search Strategies for Search Engines"; (7) "Using Search Engines"; (8) "Specialized Databases"; (9) "Searching Library Catalogs"; (10) "FTP: Searching Archives, Downloading Files"; (11) "Finding Email Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Maps"; (12) "Searching Email Discussion Group Archives and Usenet Newsgroup Archives"; (13) "Evaluating Information Found on the WWW"; (14) "Citing Web and Internet Resources"; and (15) "Putting It All Together: A Sample Research Project." Appendices include an annotated list of selected search tools, information on selected directories and virtual libraries; ways to stay current; and a discussion of privacy and security on the Internet and the Web. Includes a glossary and an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Internet, Online Searching, Online Systems, World Wide Web
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