The Joy of Search: A Google Insider’s Guide to Going Beyond the Basics (The MIT Press)

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How to be a terrific on-line searcher, demonstrated with step-by-step searches for solutions to a sequence of intriguing questions (for instance, “Is that plant poisonous?”).

We all understand how to lookup one thing on-line by typing phrases right into a search engine. We do that so usually that we’ve got made the most well-known search engine a verb: we Google it―“Japan population” or “Nobel Peace Prize” or “poison ivy” or no matter we wish to know. But figuring out how to Google one thing does not make us search consultants; there’s way more we will do to entry the huge collective data obtainable on-line. In The Joy of Search, Daniel Russell exhibits us how to be nice on-line researchers. We haven’t got to be pc geeks or a scholar looking for obscure information; we simply want to know some fundamental strategies. Russell demonstrates these strategies with step-by-step searches for solutions to a sequence of intriguing questions―from “what is the wrong side of a towel?” to “what is the most likely way you will die?” Along the method, readers will uncover important instruments for efficient on-line searches―and study some fascinating information and fascinating tales.

Russell explains how to body search queries so they’ll yield data and describes the greatest methods to use such sources as Google Earth, Google Scholar, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia. He exhibits when to put search phrases in double quotes, how to use the operator (*), why metadata is necessary, and the way to triangulate data from a number of sources. By the finish of this partaking journey of discovering, readers may have the definitive reply to why the greatest on-line searches contain greater than typing a couple of phrases into Google.

Publisher‏:‎The MIT Press; Illustrated version (September 24, 2019)
Language‏:‎English
Hardcover‏:‎336 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0262042878
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0262042871
Item Weight‏:‎1.7 kilos
Dimensions‏:‎6 x 1.13 x 9 inches

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