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Online searching : a guide to finding quality information efficiently and effectively / by Markey, Karen,author.; Knott, Cheryl,1954-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Online Searching puts aspiring librarians working in all types of institutions on the fast track to becoming expert searchers, the intermediaries who unite information users with trusted sources that satisfy their information needs"--The age of search -- Accessing quality information at the library website -- The reference interview -- Selecting a relevant database -- Presearch preparation -- Controlled vocabulary -- Free-text searching -- Web search engines -- Known-item searching -- Assessing research impact -- Search strategies -- Working with results -- Performing a technical reading of a database's search system -- Interacting with library users -- Online searching now and in the future.
Subjects: Electronic information resource searching.; Information retrieval.;
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Librarian's guide to online searching : cultivating database skills for research and instruction / by Brown, Christopher C.,1953-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction to library databases -- How databases work -- Controlled vocabularies -- The searcher's toolkit: part 1 -- The searcher's toolkit: part 2 -- Database interfaces: vendor features and variations -- Social science databases -- Government information databases -- Humanities databases -- Science, engineering, and medical databases -- Numerical and statistical databases -- From bibliographic databases to full text ebooks -- Web-scale discovery databases -- User behaviors and meeting information needs -- Evaluating databases -- Teaching other people about databases."An indispensable book for learning about databases"--
Subjects: Database searching.; Electronic information resource searching.;
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Online searching : a guide to finding quality information efficiently and effectively / by Markey, Karen,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Online searching in the age of the information explosion -- Accessing quality information at the library website -- The reference interview -- Selecting a relevant database -- Presearch preparation -- Controlled vocabulary for precision in subject searches of boolean systems -- Free text for recall in subject searches of boolean systems -- Free text for recall in subject searches of extended-boolean systems -- Known-item searching -- Assessing research impact -- Search strategies -- Displaying and assessing retrievals and responding tactically to the search system -- Performing a technical reading of a database's search system -- Interacting with library users -- Online searching now and in the future."Contains numerous illustrations and sample searches to explain complex concepts, questions and answers to reinforce key ideas, a sample database to show how online searching works, a technical reading to quickly master new search systems and databases, and a glossary to facilitate fast look-ups... Your go-to guidebook for becoming an expert searcher"--
Subjects: Electronic information resource searching.; Information retrieval.;
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Librarian's guide to online searching : cultivating database skills for research and instruction / by Bell, Suzanne S.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index.Introduction to library databases -- Database structure for everyone : records, fields, and indexes -- Searcher's toolkit. Part 1 -- Searcher's toolkit. Part 2 -- Social science databases -- Databases for science and medicine -- Bibliographic databases -- Humanities databases -- Numerical databases -- Focus on people -- Choosing the right resource for the question -- Evaluating databases -- Teaching other people about databases -- Database teaching opportunities.Bell shows you how to produce efficient, effective searches, using the commercial databases that are most readily available through libraries. You'll learn the ins and outs of working with online databases; the best tactics for effective research online; and the methods for conveying these search skills to others. Bell also discusses databases by discipline, including social science, science, medicine, and humanities, covering both bibliographic and numerical databases.
Subjects: Database searching.; Electronic information resource searching.; Information Retrieval.;
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How to find out anything : from extreme Google searches to scouring government documents, a guide to uncovering anything about everyone and everything / by MacLeod, Don,1955-;
"In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately--and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEOs' salaries to police records, you'll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you're looking for. You'll learn: - How to really tap into the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. - The scoop on vast yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. - How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). - How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. - How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to nonprofits and international companies"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Research; Information resources.; Electronic information resources.; Internet searching.; Electronic information resource searching.; Google.;
© c2012., Prentice Hall Press,
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Finding reliable information online : adventures of an information sleuth /
Includes bibliographical references and index.Drinking, an information story : finding reliable health information -- Five stars! Four girls and free brunch : finding reliable restaurant reviews -- The wisdom of a crowd of experts : finding reliable scholarly research -- Word of mouse : finding reliable travel information online -- The dog effect : finding reliable science information online.
Subjects: Internet searching.; Electronic information resource searching.; Computer network resources; Information behavior.;
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MLA guide to digital literacy / by Carillo, Ellen C.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148)."Offers techniques for assessing the credibility and reliability of online sources of information and understanding types of bias, fake news, disinformation, bots, and algorithms. Gives guidance on how to search the internet effectively, avoid clickbait, and judge one's own biases. Contains readings from outside sources and exercises and student activities"--What is digital literacy? -- Understanding filters and algorithms, bots, and visual manipulation -- Understanding online searches -- Conducting online research -- Go to the (primary) source! -- Surveying the conversation by reading laterally -- Exploring the credibility of sources -- Working with your sources -- Additional strategies and resources -- Customizing your Online experience -- Appendix: Sample lessons plans.
Subjects: Information literacy; Electronic information resource literacy; Internet searching; Research;
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MLA Guide to Digital Literacy / by Carillo, Ellen C.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-159).What is digital literacy? -- Understanding filters and algorithms, bots, and visual manipulation -- Understanding online searches -- Conducting online research -- Go to the (primary) source! -- Surveying the conversation by reading laterally -- Exploring the credibility of sources -- Working with your sources -- Additional strategies and resources -- Composing in digital spaces -- Customizing your online experience -- Appendix: Sample lesson plans."The second edition of this best-selling classroom guide helps students understand why digital literacy is a crucial skill for their education, future careers, and participation in democracy. Offering practical guidance for assessing information online, this guide provides students with the tools to locate reliable sources among the clickbait and viral videos that pervade the web. The guide's hands-on activities, germane readings, and lesson plans give students strategies for reading and analyzing data visualizations; finding and evaluating credible sources; learning how to spot fake news; fact-checking; crafting a research question; effectively conducting searches on Google and on library catalogs and databases; finding peer-reviewed publications; evaluating primary sources; and understanding disinformation and misinformation, filter bubbles, propaganda, and satire in a variety of sources--including websites, social media posts, infographics, videos, and more (on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube)" --
Subjects: Information literacy; Electronic information resource literacy; Internet searching; Research;
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Web of deceit : misinformation and manipulation in the age of social media / by Mintz, Anne P.;
Skilled researchers, journalists, and subject experts have come together in this follow-up to Web of Deception to reveal important lessons for staying safe and retaining privacy online. In the wake of the social media popularity boom-epitomized by MySpace, eBay, and Craigslist and accelerating with Facebook and Twitter-the success of internet con artists and thieves has been quick to follow. Manipulators have been provided with the tools and targets to perpetrate hoaxes and con games on an ever larger scale. An invaluable guide to safe internet usage, this resource explains the importance of guarding privacy and identity online, spotting misinformation, avoiding charity scams, and evaluating websites.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Internet fraud.; Electronic information resource literacy.; Computer network resources; Internet searching.;
© c2012., CyberAge Books,
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The shallows [sound recording] : [what the Internet is doing to our brains] / by Carr, Nicholas G.,1959-; Garcia, Paul Michael.nrt; Blackstone Audiobooks.;
Read by Paul Michael Garcia.Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence.The watchdog and the thief -- Hal and me -- The vital paths -- A digression on what the brain thinks about when it thinks about itself -- Tools of the mind -- The deepening page -- A digression on Lee De Forest and his amazing audion -- A medium of the most general nature -- The very image of a book -- The juggler's brain -- A digression on the buoyancy of IQ scores -- The church of Google -- Search, memory -- A digression on the writing of this book -- A thing like me -- Human elements.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Compact discs.; Attention.; Internet.; Neuropsychology.; Thinking.; Neuropsychology.; Intellect.; Internet; Internet; Electronic information resource searching.;
© p2010., Blackstone Audio,
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