Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Find Out Anything

How To Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, A Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything
by Don MacLeod
Prentice Hall Press, 243 pgs. Non-fiction

For many of us, the prospect of doing research is a daunting one. Where to begin? This book is a good resource for just about anyone, whether its a high school student starting his or her first real paper or the more seasoned information searcher looking to kick up his skills a notch. This book is concise, covering a number of different aspects of information searching. It covers aspects of information such as deep web resources, some more advanced Google searching techniques, the continuing importance of libraries (Hurrah!) and sources of information on associations, businesses and public records. While each subject is not reviewed exhaustively, this is a good resource to get some good tips and tools for begining serious research. I particularly liked the fact that online resources mentioned in each chapter are listed for quick reference. I would recommend this for everyone who wants or needs to seriously dig for information online.


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