The hidden web : finding quality information on the net /

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Author / Creator:Henninger, Maureen, 1940-
Imprint:Sydney : UNSW Press, 2003.
Description:275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Research -- Methodology.
Research -- Computer network resources.
Research -- Computer network resources.
Research -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-266) and index.
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Henninger provides an excellent model for books written about finding and accessing information on the Internet. She briefly addresses the history of the Internet, protocols, domains, uniform resource locators (URLs), and browsers. She offers a good base for understanding how documents are classified and indexed. This overview is helpful in taking readers beyond surfing to finding resources that are authoritative and valuable. Henninger spends time covering search syntax and Boolean language to help users develop searches that will expand or narrow results. Perhaps the biggest benefit of this book is the exposure of the "invisible Web" of databases and search engines that can be used for free or for fee. Once again, search techniques are reinforced with examples, and users can try exercises on their own. Tabular material in the chapters provide addresses to Web sites, search engines, and digital libraries, which should be bookmarked for future reference. Everyone can use this road map to get off the beaten path of Internet searches. It is hard to imagine anyone who would not benefit from this book. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All levels. R. F. Conklin SUNY College at Cortland

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