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Effective Internet Search: About the Book

Target Audiences

Originally written by two people with extensive experience teaching beginners at the college level, this book is unique in several ways, including the ease with which search beginners can understand it. That's partly because the book clearly explains certain essential underlying ideas about e-searching that all other books on the subject seem to take for granted, and partly because of the structural design of the book (continue reading).

At the same time, it also provides a solid learning experience for search experts. In effect, we cover the whole range from beginner to advanced searcher. Thus, we work from basic concepts such as indexing of data and search parameter types, to the most advanced features of today's search engines, e.g., regular expressions for complex pattern matching, and post-processing of search histories.

All searchers
  • Focused on you the searcher equipping you with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality and accuracy of your Internet searches.
  • Effective search techniques emphasized not computer hacking.
  • Appropriate for beginner to advanced-level searchers.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Thorough, yet not heavy reading.
  • Invaluable to get you faster, more accurate results thus saving you time.
  • Dynamically accessible providing extensive hyperlinking both internally within the book and externally to the Internet.
  • Always current.
  • Broad in perspective examining features of many search engines and search utilities from a generic point of view.
  • Uniquely organized to help you access material to suit your individual needs.
  • Developed by experienced teachers, using proven methods over many years.
Experienced searchers

So you already know how to search fairly well. Why should you read our book? What's in it for you?

Our book is chock full of:

  • tips and tricks
  • shortcuts
  • case studies
  • examples
  • search engine tutorials
  • latest research on searching
  • links to hundreds of excellent resources on the Internet

Our book also features:

  • A structured system to help you select the best search tool for each search you conduct.
  • Our own free Search Tool Guide to help you locate the information you want quickly and efficiently.
  • Information on less well-known search engines with advanced features like clustering and post-processing of findings to sift, retain and follow up on your search results.
  • Our unique Features Control Center to help you easily try out and compare dozens of search engine features with a few clicks of your mouse.

Whether novice or advanced searcher, you can improve your search skills, and this book will help you do it.


Special
users

This book may be of particular interest to certain user groups:

  • Teachers

  • Information specialists & librarians

  • Webmasters

  • Advertisers & sales affiliates

  • Search engine developers

Teachers

Please Contact us if you are interested in:

  • Creating a test bank for our book.

  • Extending book usage in course management systems such as WebCT or Blackboard.

  • Adding the above kinds of materials to our book website for both teacher and student use.

Information specialists & librarians

  • Our Discussion Topics page on this website includes subjects of interest beyond those covered in the book.

Webmasters

  • Chapter 1 discusses the inner workings of search engines.
  • Chapter 5 summarizes special interface tools, including register-at-search-end tools available from our featured search engines.

Search engine developers

  • Our Search Tool Guide acts at a meta level to those provided by individual search sites, integrating and cross-referencing materials from many search tools and search guides in one place.
  • Our Features Control Center provides a template of search engine features, which compares their attributes at multiple levels of abstraction. This not only provides a generic treatment of search engine functions, but is also useful to map one search engine against another.

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Effective Internet Search: E-Searching Made Easy!     Baylin Systems, Inc., 2006