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Online searching : a guide to finding quality information efficiently and effectively

Author: Karen Markey
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Online Searching puts aspiring librarians on the fast track to becoming expert searchers who unite library users with trusted sources of information to answer their questions - ushering them through this seven-step process: 1. Determining what the user really wants in the reference interview. 2. Identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user's query. 3. Dividing the query into big  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Markey
ISBN: 9781442238848 1442238844 9781442238855 1442238852
OCLC Number: 908071216
Description: xxv, 297 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Online searching in the age of the information explosion --
Accessing scholarly, professional, and educational information --
The reference interview for in-depth queries --
Selecting a relevant database --
Pre-search preparation --
Controlled vocabulary for precision in subject searches --
Free text searching for recall in subject searches --
Known-item searching --
Databases for assessing research impact --
Search strategies --
Displaying and assessing retrievals and responding tactically to the search system --
Performing a technical reading of a database and its search system --
Interacting with library users --
Online searching now and in the future.
Responsibility: Karen Markey.

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Online Searching is a complete guide for the aspiring expert searcher, explaining important online searching concepts and practices, demonstrating them visually in figures and videos, and inviting  Read more...

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