The Extreme Searcher s Internet Handbook

Author: Randolph Hock
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 0910965765
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

A guide to effectively searching the Internet covers such topics as search engines, directories, newsgroups, image resources, and reference resources.

Going Beyond Google Again

Author: Jane Devine
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9781555708986
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

The Invisible Web, also known as the Deep Web, is a huge repository of underutilized resources that can be richly rewarding to searchers who make the effort to find them. Since Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider explored the educational potentials of this realm in Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching, the information world has grown even more complex, with more participants, more content, more formats, and more means of access. Demonstrating why teaching the Invisible Web should be a requirement for information literacy education in the 21st century, here the authors expand on the teaching foundation provided in the first book and persuasively argue that the Invisible Web is still relevant not only to student research but also to everyday life. Intended for anyone who conducts research on the web, including students, teachers, information professionals, and general users, their book Defines the characteristics of the Invisible Web, both technologically and cognitively Provides a literature review of students’ information-seeking habits, concentrating on recent research Surveys the theory and practice of teaching the Invisible Web Shows ways to transform students into better researchers Highlights teaching resources such as graphics, videos, and tutorials Offers an assortment of tools, both public and proprietary, for trawling the Invisible Web Looks at the future of the Invisible Web, with thoughts on how changes in search technology will affect users, particularly students learning to conduct research

Competitive Intelligence Advantage

Author: Seena Sharp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470538651
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical introduction to the necessity of competitive intelligence for smarter business decisions-from a leading CI expert and speaker In Competitive Intelligence Advantage, Seena Sharp, founder of one of the first Competitive Intelligence firms in the US, provides her expert analysis on the issues and benefits of CI for today's businesses. CI is critical for making smarter business decisions and reducing risks when formulating strategies, leading to more profits and fewer mistakes. This is a practical guide that explains what CI is, why data is not intelligence, why competitor intelligence is a weak sibling to competitive intelligence, when to use it, how to find the most useful information and turn it into actual intelligence, and how to present findings in the most convincing manner. Importantly, Sharp argues that businesses would benefit from shifting their perspective on CI from viewing it as a cost to viewing it as an investment that saves money and provides immediate value. Author Seena Sharp is a noted CI expert who established Sharp Market Intelligence in 1979 Addresses all the most common myths and misconceptions about CI Includes more than sixty examples of when to use CI Completely explains the ins and outs of CI, and why your company will act faster and more aggressively with CI Competitive intelligence is a management tool that is misunderstood and underestimated, yet results in numerous benefits. If you are a senior level executive or operate a business-and you aren't tapping the power of CI to improve your decision making-you are missing a potent advantage.

Computer Science Illuminated

Author: Director Surgical Pathology and Associate Professor School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Madison Agnes G Loeffler
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284055924
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre:

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Fully revised and updated, the Sixth Edition of the best-selling text Computer Science Illuminated retains the accessibility and in-depth coverage of previous editions, while incorporating all-new material on cutting-edge issues in computer science. Authored by the award-winning Nell Dale and John Lewis, Computer Science Illuminated s unique and innovative layered approach moves through the levels of computing from an organized, language-neutral perspective. Designed for the introductory computing and computer science course, this student-friendly Sixth Edition provides students with a solid foundation for further study, and offers non-majors a complete introduction to computing. Key Features of the Sixth Edition include: Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more Completely revised sections on HTML and CSS Updates regarding Top Level Domains, Social Networks, and Google Analytics All-new section on Internet management, including ICANN control and net neutrality New design, including fully revised figures and tables New and updated Did You Know callouts are included in the chapter margins New and revised Ethical Issues and Biographies throughout emphasize the history and breadth of computing Available in our customizable PUBLISH platform A collection of programming language chapters are available as low-cost bundling options. Available chapters include: Java, C++, Python, Alice, SQL, VB.NET, RUBY, Perl, Pascal, and JavaScript. With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2"

The Internet Book of Life

Author: Irene E. McDermott
Publisher: CyberAge Books
ISBN: 0910965897
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

"No matter what the goal might be, from financial management and vacation planning to finishing homework and keeping in touch, there are quality Web resources available for free that can help individuals and families-if they know where to look. But who has time to find and evaluate them? This comprehensive, handy guide offers an easy shortcut to all the websites, blogs, online tools, and mobile phone apps that help real people make wise decisions in many aspects of modern living. Each chapter addresses real-life family dilemmas such as how to fix a car, how to find the best price for baby diapers, and even how to find a clinical trial that might save a life. As the country climbs out of recession, this affordable handbook of free Web services is the lively, indispensable reference sure to find a home next to every household computer"--Provided by publisher.

Google Hacks

Author: Tara Calishain
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596004478
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Explains how to take advantage of Google's user interface, discussing how to filter results, use Google's special services, integrate Google applications into a Web site or Weblog, write information retrieval programs, and play games.

A Guide to Laboratory Investigations

Author: M. F. McGhee
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781846192104
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This work interprets normal and abnormal laboratory results for the range of tests that have become part of everyday clinical practice. This edition outlines new tests, including PSA velocity and free/total PSA, and coeliac serology, and discusses new guidelines on specific clinical conditions.

Warp Speed

Author: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Twentieth Century Fund
ISBN: STANFORD:36105022146869
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science

Did the coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal set a new low for American journalism? How has news gathering and reporting changed, and what effects has this had on the political and cultural landscape? In this insightful and thoughtful book, Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, two of America's leading press watchers, explore the new culture of news--what they call the new Mixed Media Culture--and show how it works.Warp Speed describes a world of news in which the speed of delivery is reducing the time for verification, sources are gaining more leverage over the news, and argument is overwhelming reporting. The press, forced to adhere to the demands of the bottom line and keep its audience, is straining more and more to find the Big Story to package as a form of entertainment, turning news stories into TV dramas; and turning history into a kind of Truman Show. As a result, the role of the press in a self-governing society is undermined.Grounded in extensive research, Warp Speed is informed by interviews and testimony from the principal journalists who covered this story and who covered the other great scandals of Washington politics. It offers detailed recommendations on how journalists can right their ship, such as using anonymous sources more responsibly and turning good journalism into good business.

Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services

Author: Andrew Walsh
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856048095
Release Date: 2012-08-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this provides you with the ultimate toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds. Jargon-free coverage of the background and context to mobile delivery will enable you to fully understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities, getting to grips with critical issues such as what sort of services users really want. Key topics covered include: • context including market penetration, range and functionality of devices • texting • apps vs. mobile websites • mobile information literacy vs. other information literacies • mobiles in teaching • linking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devices • E-books for mobiles • the future of mobile delivery. Readership: This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. It would also be invaluable for museum staff facing the same challenges. Library and information students and academics will find it a useful introduction to the topic.

The Extreme Searcher s Guide to Web Search Engines

Author: Randolph Hock
Publisher: Cyberage Books
ISBN: 0910965471
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Describes search strategies, explains how documents are pulled into engines's databases, and explores the special characteristics of such Internet search engines as AltaVista, Excite, Infoseek, Yahoo!, HotBot, and Lycos.

M Business

Author: O.C. Ferrell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9781259702419
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre:


Yahoo to the Max

Author: Randolph Hock
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 0910965692
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

In this "extreme searcher's guide," Randolph (Ran) Hock provides background, content, knowledge, techniques, and tips designed to help Web users take advantage of many of Yahoo!'s most valuable offerings--from its portal features to Yahoo! Groups to unique tools some users have yet to discover.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139472104
Release Date: 2008-07-07
Genre: Computers

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

The Advanced Internet Searcher s Handbook

Author: Phil Bradley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1856043800
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computer network resources

Despite all the hype about how easy the Internet is to use, and how almost anything can be found, unless the user is a skilled searcher, this is far from the case.

Real World Research Skills

Author: Peggy Garvin
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587331503
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

"Real World Research Skills" compiles basic advice, techniques, reference information, and resources to help working professionals find accurate information quickly--particularly information from the federal government.