Internet Search Engines: Developing Research Skills for the Web

Formosa, Paul

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Publisher: Knowledge Books & Software
ISBN-13: 9781920696566
Series: Information Technology Series
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2003
The Internet has revolutionised the exchange of information. All too often, however, the problem is too much, rather than too little information, as a simple search may reveal tens of thousands of 'hits' for any given topic.

Internet Search Engines was developed to improve the standard of internet searching for content by students. Using the examples and exercises contained in this workbook, students will improve and refine their researching technique very quickly.

Topics covered include:
  • What is a search engine?
  • Why do I need a search engine?
  • Search techniques.
  • Keywords.
  • Syntax.
  • Boolean 'And','Or' and 'Not'.
  • Phrases.
  • Common errors.
  • Specialist search engines.
  • How to select a search engine.
  • Case studies for different search engines.
Internet Search Engines is a step-by-step guide to developing effective strategies for using the Internet as a research tool. Published as reproduceable masters the exercises can utalised as classroom or individual research projects.
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