HARNESSING THE POWER OF GOOGLE: WHAT EVERY RESEARCHER SHOULD KNOWBook - 20170628
This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine.
• Shows users how get to the specific information they need more quickly through the most effective use of Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Books
• Teaches power-searching techniques that are unknown to most Internet users
• Includes sidebars that demonstrate specific applications of the "Three Googles" to academic research questions
• Written by an active reference technology librarian with three decades of experience, and who helps undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as public policy, international studies, statistics, and government information on a daily basis
Disagreeing with some fellow reference librarians, Brown argues that Google is extremely valuable in the academic research process, but users need to understand what is being searched, how to constrain searches to academically relevant resources, how to evaluate what they find on the Web, and how to cite what they find. He explains such matters as how Google works, power searching for primary sources using Google Web, Google Scholar and scholarly content, Google as a complement to library tools, and case studies in academic research. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)