By Barbara G. Friedman
This resource outlines research strategies and technologies for Internet users performing electronic searches. The text covers retrieving and analyzing information from the Internet and the Web. The project also includes guidance for making sense of the information gathered and the use of such resources as spreadsheets and database managers to configure and analyze data. Providing the best techniques to make search engines work for the user, this book's purpose is to make time online efficient and productive by showing the quickest, most effective ways to find and retrieve information. It will guide the user to online databases and other directories of information, with an emphasis on free sites rather than fee-based ones. The book is organized in a logical way to help the reader find information online, but it is not limited to search strategies-it's intended to maximize proficiency to minimize time online. Full of practical tips, the techniques described in this book are intended to restore a measure of control to computer users who share the belief that the Internet should be a marketplace of ideas for all people and not just a marketplace.