A Librarian's Guide to the Internet. Searching and by Jeanne Muller

By Jeanne Muller

Librarians continually behavior searches for his or her consumers and for themselves. but the web and expertise are regularly altering, leading to strain on librarians to maintain up to date with how most sensible to take advantage of the web. This advisor bargains recommendation on easy methods to use the net and the way to achieve the data required such a lot successfully. It covers for instance: how one can seek that allows you to in attaining the simplest effects (strategies, what to invite and examples) and reading effects (including examples). Importantly, not just does the e-book convey tips to use the net, however it additionally hyperlinks this to ideal customer support - the right way to train your consumers what you recognize and the way to correctly interpret what your shoppers want.

  • Helps a librarian bring ideal customer support with confidence
  • Provides sensible suggestions and hints
  • Written via a hugely revered and skilled practitioner

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All you need to do is type the URL in the appropriate location window. URL stands for uniform resource locator and specifies the Internet address of the electronic document. Every file on the Internet, no matter what its access protocol, has a unique URL which web browsers use to retrieve the file from the host computer and the directory in which it resides. This file is then displayed on your monitor. Any of these addresses can be typed into the location window of a web browser. Sometimes, even if I am not quite sure, I just type in an address that I think is correct.

Phrase searches are especially useful when searching for famous sayings or proper names. ‘OR’ searches Google supports the logical ‘OR’ operator. To retrieve pages that include either word A or word B, use an uppercase OR between terms. For example, to search for a vacation in either London or Paris, just type: vacation london OR paris Google Search Domain restrict If you know the website you want to search but aren’t sure where the information is located within that site, you can use Google to search only that domain.

They are more likely to be well-maintained and upgraded when necessary. 44 Search engines, directories and gateways Basic search engine strategies Most search engines usually require the same basic search techniques as outlined below and the examples given are generally applicable to them all. A typical example may look like this: Sometimes, you want to make sure that a search engine finds pages that have all the words you enter, not just some of them. The + symbol lets you do this: +windows+98+bugs Only pages that contain both words would appear in your results.

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