Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Let a general Reference Librarian at the Library of Congress show you the best ways to find the information you need. With all the changes in information storage and retrieval, anyone doing research today may feel unsure of the most efficient ways to use the library. Through clear explanations of nine fundamental methods of searching, Thomas Mann provides an overview of little known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists. These techniques can be applied profitably to almost any area of research, from discovering business records or government documents to unearthing manuscripts in archives or finding genealogical Web sites on line. Chapters explain how to take advantage of controlled vocabularies, browse library shelves systematically, construct keyword searches, use published bibliographies, and even make personal contacts with knowledgeable people. Throughout, Mann enlivens his advice with real world examples, positing along the way some energetic and reasoned arguments against those theorists who have prematurely announced the demise of print. Against the trendy but mistaken assumption that "everything" can be found on the Internet, Mann asserts the lasting value of physical libraries and time tested research strategies, while acknowledging the complementary applications of computer technology. All formats--including books, journals, newspapers, microforms, audiovisual materials, primary documents, bibliographic databases, and digital libraries on the World Wide Web--are considered for their unique advantages, as well as for their limitations. Required reading for students, scholars, information seeking professionals, and laypersons, The Oxford Guide to Library Research offers a rich, inclusive overview of the field, one that can save its readers countless hours in the search for information.
Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2008-10-29
Googlepedia® Third Edition The all-encompassing book about everything Google. Not only will you learn advanced search techniques, but you also will learn how to master Google’s web and software tools. It’s all inside! Google Chrome Google’s new web browser Google Gadgets create your own gadgets Google Gears turn web applications into desktop applications Android use Google’s phone Blogger create your own personal blog Gmail Google’s web-based email service Google Web Search the most popular search on the Internet Google AdSense put profit-making ads on their own website Google AdWords buy keyword advertising on the Google site Google Product Search find hot deals without ever leaving your office chair Google Calendar a web-based scheduling and public calendar service Google Desktop search documents and emails on your PC’s hard drive Google Docs create and share web-based word processing and spreadsheet documents Google Earth a fun way to view 3D maps of any location on Earth YouTube view and share videos over the Web Google Groups a collection of user-created message forums Google Maps maps, satellite images, and driving directions for any location GOOGLE MAY BE THE INTERNET’S MOST POPULAR SEARCH SITE, BUT IT’S ALSO MORE THAN JUST SIMPLE WEB SEARCHES. • Use Google developer tools and APIs • Create MySpace and Facebook applications with OpenSocial • Use Google Gears to turn web-based applications into desktop applications • Use Google to search for news headlines, scholarly articles, and the best prices on the Web • Read and respond to blog postings and create your own blogs with Blogger • View the latest viral videos with YouTube • Use Android, the new Google phone • Use Google with the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch • Create maps and driving directions with Google Maps • Use Google’s free web-based email service Gmail • Create your own custom Google Maps mashups—and put customized Google search on your own website Michael Miller has written more than 80 nonfiction how-to books, including Que’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, YouTube for Business, and Photopedia: The Ultimate Digital Photography Resource. Category: Internet Covers: Google User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed. User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love. With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
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