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Information sources and searching on the world wide web

Chowdhury, G. and Chowdhury, S. (2001) Information sources and searching on the world wide web. Facet Publishing. ISBN 1-85604-394-0

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Abstract

As the world wide web grows increasingly vast, more and more information sources are becoming available to information professionals: virtual libraries, e-journals, and bibliographic databases, to name but a few. Users of the web must not only be aware of what information is out there but also how they can find it quickly and retrieve the precise information they need. Learning about these sources and mastering information retrieval is essential for information professionals if they are to make the most of what the world wide web offers. This comprehensive companion volume to the authors' successful Searching CD-ROM and online information sources (2001) aims to give students and information professionals a thorough overview of the various information sources and services available on the web and the corresponding tools and techniques required to search and retrieve the information effectively. It adopts an evaluative approach that assesses in detail both the usefulness and quality of these sources and search facilities, equipping the reader with the confidence and knowledge to make optimum use of the web.