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EXPERT INTERNET SEARCHING 5E
Título:
EXPERT INTERNET SEARCHING 5E
Subtítulo:
Autor:
BRADLEY, P
Editorial:
FACET
Año de edición:
2017
ISBN:
978-1-78330-247-5
Páginas:
248
79,95 €

 

Sinopsis

In an environment where increasing amounts of information (and fake news) flood the internet on websites and social media, the information professional's job is getting harder. It is important that they are skilled at finding and using the appropriate information and assisting users in working out what information they need and the best way of getting it. Expert Internet Searching provides library and information professionals with in-depth practical information on how to search the internet quickly and effectively to help their users and make their lives easier.

Now fully revised for its fifth edition, this book covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines. This edition has been updated to include current trends in search, such as social media search, fake news, and discussion of the authority and validity of search results. It will ensure that information professionals, whether complete beginners or more experienced, are able to work efficiently to obtain accurate information in a timely fashion.

Key topics covered include:

an introduction to the internet and search engines
the Google experience and a discussion of its disadvantages
directory, clustering and similarity search engines
visual and image search engines
specialized search engines incorporating academic search and services for children
academic and other specialized search engines
news-based search engines including traditional media resources and a discussion of fake news
social media search engines
hints and tips on better searching.
This book will be useful reading for any information professional who is seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of the search process and the search industry. It provides a vital guide to the basics in search, but will also help experienced professionals stay up to date with the latest trends and information in the industry.



1. An introduction to the internet

Introduction
An overview of the internet
What the internet is and is not
Search engines
Failing resources
The information mix
Summary
2. An introduction to search engines

Introduction
Search engine criteria
Free-text search engines
Data collection
Relevance ranking
Index- or directory-based search engines
Multi- and meta-search engines
Visual search engines
Hidden, invisible, deep and dark web search engines
Multimedia search engines
Social media search engines
Other search engines
Summary
3. The world according to Google ?

Introduction
The Google experience
Google search: the basics
Boolean operators
Phrase searching
Narrowing your search results
Suggestions and searches related to
Advanced search functionality
Other search functions
'One-trick ponies'
The knowledge graph and carousel
URL modifiers
Putting it all together
Other Google search tools
The disadvantages of Google
Summary
4. Other free-text search engines

Introduction
Bing
DuckDuckGo
Yandex
Other free-text search engines
What to look for when exploring a new free-text search engine
Summary
5. Directory, clustering and similarity search engines

Introduction
Directory-based search engines
Clustering search engines
Similarity search engines
Summary
6. Multi- and meta-search engines

Introduction
Multi-search engines
Meta-search engines
Summary
7. Social media search engines

Introduction
General social media engines
Searching Twitter
Hashtags
Searching Facebook
Summary
8. Visual and image search engines

Introduction
Some visual search engines
Major Image search engines
Reverse image searching
Creative Commons image searching
Other image search engines
Summary
9. People-based resources

Introduction
Standard search engines
E-mail search engines
People finders
Social media tools
Finding people that you don't know
A search engine vanishing act
Summary
10. News-based search engines

Introduction
General search engines
Specialised news search engines
Newspapers and traditional media resources
News curation tools
Fake news
Evaluating the news
Summary
11. Multimedia search engines

Introduction
Traditional search engines
Video-specific search engines
Educational video search engines
Audio search engines
Podcast search engines
Summary
12. Specialised search engines

Introduction
Academic search engines
Search engines for children
Other specialised search engines
Summary
13. Hints, tips and the future

Domain names, URLs and web pages
Get the most out of your browser
Searching
Finding confidential information
Other resources to test your searching skills
Mobile search
The future of search