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Effective Information Retrieval from the Internet : An Advanced User's Guide - Alison Stacey

Effective Information Retrieval from the Internet

An Advanced User's Guide

Paperback Published: 14th August 2004
ISBN: 9781843340775
Number Of Pages: 324

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Effective Information Retrieval from the Internet discusses practical strategies which enable the advanced web user to locate information effectively and to form a precise evaluation of the accuracy of that information. Although the book provides a brief but thorough review of the technologies which are available for these purposes, most of the book concerns practical 'future-proof' techniques which are independent of changes in the tools available. For example, the book covers: how to retrieve salient information quickly; how to remove or compensate for bias; and tuition of novice Internet users.

  • Importantly, the book enables readers to develop strategies which will continue to be useful despite the rapidly-evolving state of the Internet and Internet technologies - it is not about technological tricks
  • Enables readers to be aware of and compensate for bias and errors which are ubiquitous on the Internet
  • Provides contemporary information on the deficiencies in web skills of novice users as well as practical techniques for teaching such users

Fundamentals of information retrieval on the Internet; Query choice: pinpointing information on the Internet; Query reformulation, automation and analysis; Assessing websites for accuracy and bias; Teaching Internet searching skills to novice users.

ISBN: 9781843340775
ISBN-10: 1843340771
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 14th August 2004
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46