New Research Techniques
The online world has opened up dozens of avenues for finding reliable answers to research questions. While the Web provides super-fast access to reliable academic and commercial sources, some of the best resources for research don't appear in Web search results. A great deal of information is contained in subscription and library databases. Students learn about some of the new research techniques and tools that are available for online searching in this compelling and straightforward presentation. Among the topics covered are browser tools and search engine toolbars, browser add-ons, Web mashups, e-mail and text alerts, RSS feeds and readers, Boolean operators, and refining research results
* Reviews *Collection Review: Digital and Information Literacy
"The books are well laid out with a clean design template, sidebars and relevant illustrations. The information on advanced searching, how search engines work, and types of websites will be new to many students...a great resource when introducing research projects, or to have available in the tech lab. RECOMMENDED."
--Library Media Connection
Series Review: Digital and Information Literacy, Set 3
"This third set in the Digital and Information Literacy series goes beyond the basics to explore the newest digital media. Though each title is a broad overview of a sometimes-complex subject, the detail is significant--probably about as much as middle-school students will be willing to tackle. Touches of blue enhance the clean design, and each book includes a section called "Myths and Facts" as well as a list of 10 questions to ask an expert."