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Super Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers

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Super Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers

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Super Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers by Mary Ellen Bates ISBN: 0-910965-54-4 Published: 2001 Pages: 275 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95 Available from: CyberAge Books, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055; 609/654-6266; www.infotoday.com.

Yes, these "Super Searcher" books are addictive. Maybe that's why we are in this industry-for the love of the quest and knowledge on how to find things. It doesn't even matter if we are interested in that exact subject area right now, the techniques and tips are stored away for future use.

In this book, expert searcher Mary Ellen Bates conducted 15 interviews with super business researchers from around the world. Some of the difficulties of global research become clear right from the outset-the researchers chosen had to be able to converse in English, because that is the only language the author can understand. And in finding the researchers, one quickly realizes that it is not possible to be familiar with "global" resources. One becomes familiar with resources within a region or industry, and then develops contacts to help with questions pertaining to other parts of the globe. …

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