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Searching and Researching on the Internet and World Wide Web

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Searching and Researching on the Internet and World Wide Web

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Searching and Researching on the Internet and World Wide Web. By Ernest Ackermann and Karen Hartman. Franklin, Beedle &Associates, Inc., 8536 SW St. Helens Drive, Suite D, Wilsonville, OR 97070 (http://www.fbeedle.com). 1998. 477 pp. ISBN 1-887902-26-0. Softcover, $29.95 (includes floppy disk and CD-ROM).

Finding exactly what you want on the World Wide Web can be a real challenge. Today many busy teachers don't have time to "surf' for what they need. Figuring out how to search effectively and what search engine to use add to the dilemma. Searching and Researching on the Internet and World Wide Web is a complete resource for educators wanting to expand their knowledge in this area.

While written as a textbook for college-level Internet courses, this book could be used as a self-tutorial or by in-service teachers or librarians. The author assumes you have a knowledge of computers as well as the ability to use applications and to access the Internet so that you can work through the exercises provided in the book. The book covers several general areas, including creating successful search strategies, evaluating information, and citing resources found on the Internet. Step-by-step instructions take you through the material and appropriate exercises at the end of chapters will test your understanding. The platform for the exercises and sample screen shots is Windows. Netscape Navigator 4.0 is the browser used throughout. …

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