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Finding reliable information online : adventures of an information sleuth

Author: Leslie F Stebbins
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our information-saturated environment causes us to spend too much time searching, surfing and organizing the information in our lives. But finding reliable high quality information can be a problem. We are often so buried in information-- and strapped for time-- that we grab the search results without bothering to evaluate its quality. Stebbins shows you how to cut out unreliable information and find online  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie F Stebbins
ISBN: 9781442253926 1442253924 9781442253933 1442253932 1442253940 9781442253940
OCLC Number: 908990886
Description: xxv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Drinking, an information story : finding reliable health information --
Five stars! Four girls and free brunch : finding reliable restaurant reviews --
The wisdom of a crowd of experts : finding reliable scholarly research --
Word of mouse : finding reliable travel information online --
The dog effect : finding reliable science information online.
Responsibility: Leslie F. Stebbins.

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Our information-saturated environment causes us to spend too much time searching, surfing and organizing the information in our lives. But finding reliable high quality information can be a problem. We are often so buried in information-- and strapped for time-- that we grab the search results without bothering to evaluate its quality. Stebbins shows you how to cut out unreliable information and find online information you can rely on.

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This is a handy and entertaining guide for anyone trying to understand how to find reliable information online, whether it's through Google (or similar search engines), or by using topic-specific Read more...

 
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