A simple and quick guide to exploring items on the internet. Helpful for very specific topics. Global issues, true research items and expansive topics, while somewhat covered, still leave you wondering whether there might be other sites out there. A first time surfer should buy this book. Experienced surfers don't need it.
(From The Information Advisor, July, 1998) Editor, Robert Berkman: This superb book, just published this month, is in our opinion currently the guide for effective searching online and the Net for beginners and advanced researchers alike-which is a pretty neat trick unto itself. Although really geared for the novice searcher, Basch has covered everything any searcher would need to know about conducting online research, from creating a research inquiry to choosing a database or Net search engine to evaluating the information. The scope is truly comprehensive, the advice unimpeachable, and the writing crystal clear and accessible and understandable for all. The professional searcher will find it useful because it pulls all of the current wisdom about searching in one place and covers so many online and Internet sources. Researching Online for Dummies is an absolute must for every information professional and researcher.
This book is a treasure. Reva Basch not only knows how to research online, she knows how people think, and how they frame questions. By definition, anyone who can read this review on amazon.com should own this book!!