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5th Edition

Expert Internet Searching

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ISBN 9781783302475
Published March 31, 2019 by Facet Publishing
248 Pages


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Book Description

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.


Table of Contents

1. An introduction to the internet  2. An introduction to search engines  3. The world according to Google  4. Other free-text search engines  5. Directory, clustering and similarity search engines  6. Multi- and meta-search engines  7. Social media search engines  8. Visual and image search engines  9. People-based resources  10. News-based search engines  11. Multimedia search engines  12. Specialised search engines  13. Hints, tips and the future


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Phil Bradley is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant and conference speaker specializing in search. He has worked with a number of search engine companies to help them improve their products, and has a popular blog on internet search. He teaches internet search and social media skills to librarians and information professionals both within the UK and abroad. Phil was the CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) President for two years (2012–13). He also writes a column in the CILIP Update magazine and his previous titles with Facet Publishing include Social Media for Creative Libraries (2015).