The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook

Medford, NJ (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, Third Edition by award-winning author and internet trainer Randolph Ran Hock.

The revised edition covers strategies and tools for searching all major areas of internet content, emphasizing the effective use of search engines, directories, portals, and social networks. Readers with little to moderate searching experience appreciate the authors clear and helpful style, while seasoned searchers discover new ideas, techniques, and resources.

This book is written as a guide for researchers, students, writers, librarians, teachers, and others, covering what serious users need to know to take full advantage of internet tools and resources, the author said. It assumes that you already know the basics, you frequently use the internet, and you know how to use your browser. my aim is to provide a lot that is new and useful.

The books chapters are:

1. Basics for the Serious Searcher

2. Directories and Portals

3. Search Engines: The Basics

4. Search Engines: The Specifics

5. Discussion Groups, Forums, Newsgroups, and Their Relatives

6. An Internet Reference Shelf

7. Sights and Sounds: Finding Images, Audio, and Video

8. News Resources

9. Finding Products Online

10. Your Own Place on the Web: Participating and Publishing

To be really good at searching means keeping up with all the changes, said Marydee Ojala, editor of ONLINE Magazine. No one is better qualified to help you do this than Ran Hock. His fierce determination to spread his knowledge of search techniques resulted in this book. His understanding of the fluidity of internet research resulted in a third edition.

The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook, Third Edition covers a wide range of topics and resources relevant to web searching, including copyright and fair use, shortcuts, mashups, desktop search programs, podcasts, blogs, metasearch engines, and newsgroups. It provides in-depth guidance on using leading search engines Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and, and introduces lesser known tools designed to find information in specific disciplines.

The book also features numerous expert tips, 60-plus explanatory figures and tables, and an extensive glossary of search terminology. As a reader bonus, The Extreme Searchers Web Page features links to more than 250 recommended resources, author updates, and more.

Praise for The Extreme Searchers Internet Handbook

[Hocks] clear and useful guide will help anyone interested in going beyond Google, explaining when, why, and how best to use various search tools and other web resources.

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