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The highly anticipated new edition of Phil Bradley’s essential guide to internet search (formerly titled The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook) is here. This no-nonsense handbook will give you ...

The highly anticipated new edition of Phil Bradley’s essential guide to internet search (formerly titled The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook) is here. This no-nonsense handbook will give you the tools to find the information that you need more quickly and effectively than ever before.

Since the last edition was published internet search has changed dramatically, with both the amount of information to be found online and the diversity of tools to unlock it expanding exponentially. This new edition, rewritten from scratch, gives readers the information and guidance they need to choose the right search tools and strategies for each information need. From searching social media effectively to tracking down an expert or a news story, and from searching by image to searching multimedia, Bradley introduces the best search engines and tools and explains how to get the most out of them. Whether you are a casual searcher or an expert information retriever, you will find information on a wide variety of search engines that you’ve never tried before and lists of tools and resources that will make you an even better searcher than you already are.

Key topics include:

- An introduction to the internet
- An introduction to search engines
- The Google experience
- Other free-text search engines
- Directory- and category-based search engines
- Multi- and meta-search engines
- Social media search engines
- Visual searching
- Finding people
- People-based resources
- Academic and other specialized search engines
- News-based search engines
- Multimedia search engines
- Sample searches with hints and tips on better searching
- Search utilities and resources to make life easier
- The future of search.

Readership: This book will be an invaluable guide for anyone searching the internet for information, whether you are taking your first steps or are becoming more expert. Those teaching others how to search the internet efficiently will find suggestions and strategies and an eloquent rebuttal of the claim that ‘it’s all on Google’.

August 2013; 224pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-605-3; £49.95

http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=6053

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  • 1. EXPERT INTERNET SEARCHING 4th edition
  • 2. What is it? An essential guide to internet search that will give you the tools to find the information that you need more quickly and effectively than ever before. This is the fully-updated 4th edition of the book that was formerly titled The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook.
  • 3. Who is it for? Anyone searching the internet for information, whether you are taking your first steps or are becoming more expert. Those teaching others how to search the internet efficiently will find suggestions and strategies and an eloquent rebuttal of the claim that “it’ s all on Google”
  • 4. What does it contain? Whether you are a casual or expert searcher, you will find information on a wide variety of search engines that you’ve never tried before and lists of tools and resources that will make you an even better searcher than you already are.
  • 5. Who was it written by? Phil Bradley, who is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant and conference speaker specialising in search. He has worked with a number of search engine companies to help them improve their products, and has a widely read blog on internet search.
  • 6. WHAT TO EXPECT chapter-by-chapter
  • 7. 1. An introduction to the internet The opening chapter contains a discussion of the internet with the main focus on the way search has infiltrated almost every area of the time we spend on the internet
  • 8. THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE click here to browse a PDF of the chapter
  • 9. 2. An introduction to search engines This chapter provides an overview of the different types of search engine and give information on how they collect their data, how they return it to you and the advantages and disadvantages they have.
  • 10. 3. The Google experience This chapter explores Google the search engine and the company itself and consider its strengths and weaknesses.
  • 11. 4. Other free-text search engines This chapter consider some of the other search engines including Bing, Yahoo! Search, Blekko, DuckDuckGo and Polyfetch and looks at their strengths and weaknesses.
  • 12. 5. Directory- and category-based search engines This chapter looks at both directory based search engines (like Yahoo! Directory) and category-based search engines (like iSeek), investigates why they are useful and shows where you can find them.
  • 13. 6. Multi- and meta-search engines This chapter looks at the advantages and disadvantages of multi-search engines (which search many other search engines from one page) and meta-search engines (which pass on a query to other search engines and de-duplicate the results).
  • 14. 7. Social media search engines This chapter looks at social media search engines that provide searchers with information not provided by traditional search engines. Social media search engines investigated include Socialmention, Facebook Graph Search and Lanyrd.
  • 15. 8. Visual searching This chapter looks at search engines that allow you to see the websites themselves directly in search results (rather than having to click a link) and also investigates image search engines like Google Image Search and Flickr.
  • 16. 9. Finding people This chapter looks at the different approaches that can be used to try and identify and find specific people on the internet including using standard search engines, people finders and social media tools such as Friends Reunited.
  • 17. 10. People-based resources This chapter looks at the strengths and weaknesses of searchable resources which have been created and written by individuals including Wikipedia, question-and-answer websites and wikis.
  • 18. 11. Academic and other specialized search engines This chapter gives a brief overview of the kinds of search engines you can expect to find out of the thousands of speciality search engines available including Academic, INFOMIME, LexisWeb, Science.gov, BananaSlug, FindHow and MillionShort.
  • 19. 12. News-based search engines This chapter investigates all the tools that you can use to find newsworthy information on the internet including general search engines, specialized news search engines, traditional media resources and news curation tools.
  • 20. 13. Mutlimedia search engines This chapter suggest some search engines that you can use to retrieve video on the internet including general search engines, video- specific search engines, educational video search engines and audio search engines.
  • 21. 14. Hints & tips on better searching with sample search examples This chapter provides “walk throughs” of how actual searches can be solved e.g. You recall a book about the American Civil War but can remember the title or author. You can remember the cover is mauve and has a photograph of a cannon on the front.
  • 22. 15. Search utilities and resources to make life easier This chapter looks at some of the tools available that make search easier including Boounce, CloudMagic, Greasemonkey, RSS and WebSite- Watchers.
  • 23. 16. The future of search This chapter looks at the future of search, particularly in relation to an increase in the content that we produce, the greater importance of the role of the individual in search and mobile search becoming increasingly important.
  • 24. IF YOU WANT TO ORDER THE BOOK...
  • 25. Click here to order the book from the Facet Publishing website Customers in the US and Canada can click here to order from the American Library Association Remember, you can browse a free sample chapter first by clicking here The book is out now!