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See below for a selection of the latest books from Internet searching category. Presented with a red border are the Internet searching books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Internet searching books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Google Search Secrets

Google Search Secrets

Author: Christa Burns, Michael P. Sauers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Google can be an incredibly powerful tool for research, but the top-of-the-page results are seldom the most beneficial to library users and students, and many of the search engine's most useful features are hidden behind its famously simple interface. Burns and Sauers reveal the secrets of effective Google searches in this invaluable resource showing how to get the most out of the service, with An overview of all the tool's search services, including Image, Maps, News, Blogs, Discussions, Scholar, Patents, and Books Ready-to-use instructions on how to go beyond the simple search box and top results to get library users the answers they need, fast Straightforward guidance on using filters to refine search results, with examples of common searches like images with Creative Commons licenses, news searches set for a date range or into an archive, and videos with closed captioning An explanation of the bibliography manager feature of Google Scholar, which allows students and researchers to build bibliographies with ease Tips for configuring Safe Search on workstations in children's departments and schools Copious screenshots walk readers through each topic step by step, making this a true how-to guide for everyone who uses Google.

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Surfing the Internet With Google Chrome

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Surfing the Internet With Google Chrome

Author: Scott La Counte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2020

The Joy of Search

The Joy of Search

Author: Daniel M. Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

How to be a great online searcher, demonstrated with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions (for example, Is that plant poisonous? ). We all know how to look up something online by typing words into a search engine. We do this so often that we have made the most famous search engine a verb: we Google it- Japan population or Nobel Peace Prize or poison ivy or whatever we want to know. But knowing how to Google something doesn't make us search experts; there's much more we can do to access the massive collective knowledge available online. In The Joy of Search, Daniel Russell shows us how to be great online researchers. We don't have to be computer geeks or a scholar searching out obscure facts; we just need to know some basic methods. Russell demonstrates these methods with step-by-step searches for answers to a series of intriguing questions-from what is the wrong side of a towel? to what is the most likely way you will die? Along the way, readers will discover essential tools for effective online searches-and learn some fascinating facts and interesting stories. Russell explains how to frame search queries so they will yield information and describes the best ways to use such resources as Google Earth, Google Scholar, Wikipedia, and Wikimedia. He shows when to put search terms in double quotes, how to use the operator (*), why metadata is important, and how to triangulate information from multiple sources. By the end of this engaging journey of discovering, readers will have the definitive answer to why the best online searches involve more than typing a few words into Google.

Searching Google For Seniors

Searching Google For Seniors

Author: Scott La Counte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2019

Algorithms of Oppression

Algorithms of Oppression

Author: Safiya Umoja Noble Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2018

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for black girls -what will you find? Big Booty and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in white girls, the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about why black women are so sassy or why black women are so angry presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century.

Algorithms of Oppression

Algorithms of Oppression

Author: Safiya Umoja Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2018

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for black girls -what will you find? Big Booty and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in white girls, the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about why black women are so sassy or why black women are so angry presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century.

The Digitally-Agile Researcher

The Digitally-Agile Researcher

Author: Natalia Kucirkova, Oliver Quinlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2017

What survival skills do academics need to become digitally agile and to establish an effective digital academic presence? The twenty-first century academic is an engaged researcher who connects, builds and sustains varied and global audiences interested in their research. In one handy book, this essential read contains comprehensive advice on developing and sustaining a unique mix of twenty-first century scholarly skills and digital competencies. From getting started with Twitter to more detailed advice on how to manage time when performing the roles of an academic blogger and forum moderator, this book provides real world case studies to illustrate how to integrate digital engagement with traditional scholarly work. With a range of helpful strategies, The Digitally-Agile Researcher is a credible and practical guide for academics at all stages of their career, doctoral students, early career researchers or experienced academics. 'The Digitally-Agile Researcher is an important and welcome contribution to a growing literature on academic scholarship in the digital age. The book should be read by faculty and administrators alike, as it lays out a clear roadmap of the digital opportunities and challenges that researchers face and they support they require. If there is any hope for the future of the contemporary university, it will come through the communities we forge in new scholarly practices and the ways in which we negotiate digital society. The Digitally-Agile Researcher will be instrumental in fostering those communities.' Karen Gregory, University of Edinburgh, UK

Apache Solr

Apache Solr

Author: Dikshant Shahi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2015

Build an enterprise search engine using Apache Solr: index and search documents; ingest data from varied sources; apply various text processing techniques; utilize different search capabilities; and customize Solr to retrieve the desired results. Apache Solr: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Search explains each essential concept-backed by practical and industry examples--to help you attain expert-level knowledge. The book, which assumes a basic knowledge of Java, starts with an introduction to Solr, followed by steps to setting it up, indexing your first set of documents, and searching them. It then introduces you to information retrieval and its implementation in Apache Solr; this will help you understand your search problem, decide the approach to build an effective solution, and use various metrics to evaluate the results. The book next covers the schema design and techniques to build a text analysis chain for cleansing, normalizing and enriching your documents and addressing different types of search queries. It describes various popular matching techniques which are generally applied to improve the precision and recall of searches. You will learn the end-to-end process of data ingestion from varied sources, metadata extraction, pre-processing and transformation of content, various search components, query parsers and other advanced search capabilities. After covering out-of-the-box features, Solr expert Dikshant Shahi dives into ways you can customize Solr for your business and its specific requirements, along with ways to plug in your own components. Most important, you will learn about implementations for Solr scoring, factors affecting the document score, and tuning the score for the application at hand. The book explains why textual scoring is not sufficient for practical ranking of documents and ways to integrate real-world factors for contributing to the document ranking. You'll see how to influence user experience by providing suggestions and recommendations. You'll also see integration of Solr with important related technologies such as OpenNLP and Tika. Additionally, you will learn about scaling Solr using SolrCloud. This book concludes with coverage of semantic search capabilities, which is crucial for taking the search experience to the next level. By the end of Apache Solr, you will be proficient in designing and developing your search engine.

What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us

What the Plus!: Google+ for the Rest of Us

Author: Guy Kawasaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2012

Learn how to master Google+-the world's fastest-growing social-media service Attract followers. Engage enchanting people. Promote your brand. The former Chief Evangelist for Apple knows a superior product when he sees one, and he sees one in Google+. Hands down. In What the Plus!, Guy Kawasaki explains how to get started, create an enchanting profile, optimize for social searches, share posts and photos, conduct hangouts, and gain followers. We didn't expect over 100 million people to join Google+ so quickly. If we had, we might have written a tutorial like this one. Lucky for us, Guy has written this wonderful introduction to Google+. Highly recommended! -Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Social, Google What the Plus! is the G+ motherlode! Guy's book will make you fall madly in love with Google+ and never look back! -Mari Smith, author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day People ask me why I like Google+ better. I struggle to find the words, but Guy Kawasaki not only figured it out but shows you how to get the most out of this new social network. -Robert Scoble, Rackspace Videoblogger Brimming with tips for optimizing the Google+ experience, the author explains how to get started, find people, search by interests, manage circles (segmented relationships with family, colleagues, etc.) and streams (the flow of posts that you see), and hang out in groups for classes, press conferences, and other purposes. -Kirkus Reviews PACKED WITH SCREENSHOTS THAT TAKE YOU STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE GOOGLE+ EXPERIENCE

Next Generation Search Engines

Next Generation Search Engines

Author: Christophe Jouis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Next Generation Search Engines: Advanced Models for Information Retrieval is intended for scientists and decision-makers who wish to gain working knowledge about search in order to evaluate available solutions and to dialogue with software and data providers. The book aims to provide readers with a better idea of the new trends in applied research.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Author: Harry Henderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2012

The New iSearch, You Search, We All Learn to Research

The New iSearch, You Search, We All Learn to Research

Author: Donna Duncan, Laura Lockhart, Lisa Ham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2011

Today's students will become tomorrow's knowledge workers. How can librarians and teachers help children develop the critical thinking and information problem-solving skills they will need to be confident and flexible users of information in the 21st century? This unique manual adapts the innovative and effective iSearch research process for grades three through eight. Here is a blueprint for helping students formulate questions leading them to personal discoveries, as well as strategies for teaching them to fashion those discoveries into information of their own. In addition to the educational theory behind the unique iSearch information seeking process, the authors provide lesson-plans, techniques, and tools for making the information search process an adventure for students. Easy-to-use lessons tied to current technology applications demonstrate on-line teacher/librarian collaboration, online research tools and Web 2.0 resources. You get great tips for incorporating on-line journals, notetaking tools, graphic organisers and online products and presentations. The final chapter focuses on authentic assessment. There are examples and links to formative assessment tools and rubrics that will let you and your students know they're doing a good job. There's even a companion wiki site with easily reproducible handouts, electronic student products created using the iSearch process, and an opportunity to join the discussion on the digital iSearch. Tech savvy students disconnected from teachers become more motivated by these instruction methods. Using this effective guide, you'll be able to use the iSearch methods to help your students develop the crucial search skills called for in the American Association of School Librarian's Standards for the 21st Century Learner and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).