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Preface Introduction: Don't Google That, Do This Section I: Make It Work Chapter 1: Magazines and Newspapers in General-Interest Databases Chapter 2: Research Riches Chapter 3: Is There an Opp for That? Chapter 4: Dazzle Them with Statistics Chapter 5: Doing Good, Searching Well Chapter 6: Here's to Your Health Section II: How and Why It Works Chapter 7: Make It Work for You Chapter 8: The Elements of Search Chapter 9: A Map of the Information World Chapter 10: Browsing and Searching Chapter 11: Evaluating and Managing Search Results Chapter 12: Crowding out the Experts Appendix 1: Databases Accessible from State Libraries or other State Agencies Appendix 2: Encyclopedias and Other Reference Tools Freely Accessible on the Web Appendix 3: Freely Available Information Resources by Subject Index About the Author

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As a member of the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Information, Cheryl Knott teaches courses in online searching, government information, and other topics related to information access. She earned her PhD in library and information science at the University of Texas while working as a reference librarian at the Perry-Castaneda Library.


Cheryl Knott has created a well written, thorough, and accessible guide and using it leads to only one outcome -- a mastery of information resources on the Internet. -- C. Sean Burns, Assistant Professor, School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky
Using everyday language, humor, and real-life examples, this book explains how ordinary people can develop superior online searching skills. The tools, strategies, and step-by-step techniques are discussed in just enough detail to build the confidence of the readers without overwhelming them. -- Ericka J. Patillo, Lecturer, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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