Internet power searching : the advanced manual /

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Author / Creator:Bradley, Phil, 1959-
Imprint:New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1999.
Description:xv, 232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Internet searching.
Internet searching.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes index.
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Bradley, an Internet consultant in Britain, offers a practical guide on searching the Internet. He discusses the differences in search engines, the attractiveness of intelligent agents, the quality of virtual libraries, and the usefulness of discussion lists. His writing style--clear, precise, and a joy to read--is repeated at his Web site , which also contains much useful information about Internet searching. Although the book is billed as an "advanced manual," one need only know how to type in a URL to use it effectively. Librarians and information professionals will appreciate some of the explanations, but others may trip over the library jargon even though the intended audience is "everyone who needs to find information quickly." In his conclusion, Bradley assembles 30 tips for better searching that range from URL guessing to the use of the Netscape "find" feature. The British version has the title The Advanced Internet Searcher's Handbook (London, 1999). Although a bit pricey and containing fewer search illustrations than Shirley Duglin Kennedy's Best Bet Internet (CH, Jan'99), this book complements others in the field. Recommended for public and academic libraries of all levels. K. Condic; Oakland University

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