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

By Jeanne Muller

Librarians continually behavior searches for his or her shoppers and for themselves. but the web and expertise are always altering, leading to strain on librarians to maintain up to date with how top to take advantage of the web. This advisor deals suggestion on the way to use the web and the way to realize the data required such a lot successfully. It covers for instance: the best way to seek with a purpose to in achieving the simplest effects (strategies, what to invite and examples) and studying effects (including examples). Importantly, not just does the ebook convey how you can use the net, however it additionally hyperlinks this to excellent customer support - tips to train your consumers what you recognize and the way to correctly interpret what your consumers want.

  • Helps a librarian carry excellent customer support with confidence
  • Provides useful assistance and hints
  • Written by way of a hugely revered and skilled practitioner

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Choosing keywords For best results, it’s important to choose your keywords wisely. Keep these tips in mind: 53 A Librarian’s Guide to the Internet 1 Try the obvious first. If you’re looking for information on Picasso, enter ‘Picasso’ rather than ‘painters’. 2 Use words likely to appear on a site with the information you want. ‘Luxury hotel Dubuque’ gets better results than ‘really nice places to spend the night in Dubuque’. 3 Make keywords as specific as possible. ‘Antique lead soldiers’ gets more relevant results than ‘old metal toys’.

Besides humans, Ask Jeeves also uses crawler-based technology to provide results to its users. These results come from the Teoma search engine which it owns and which is described below. AOL Search 8 AOL Search provides users with editorial listings that come from Google’s crawler-based index. Indeed, the same search on Google and AOL Search will come up with very similar matches. So, why would you use AOL Search? Primarily because you are an AOL user. The ‘internal’ version of AOL Search provides links to content only available within the AOL online service.

Start with a simple search. You can always refine it later. ■ Use quotation marks to perform a phrase search. For example, to search for the book ‘A Woman in White’, use quotations around the entire phrase in the right order. Being able to use quotation marks is search engine-specific and not all search engines offer this possibility. ) Here again, if you are comfortable with a particular search engine, get to know their particular search hints. Once you are used to it, it will become natural and you will not even think about adding quotation marks if you are looking for a particular phrase.

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