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Online Searching

A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively

Karen Markey

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Rowman & Littlefield
04 February 2019
Online Searching puts aspiring librarians on the fast track to becoming expert searchers who unite users with trusted sources of information that satisfy their information needs. To unite users with such sources, master this seven-step online searching process:

1. Determining what the user really wants in the reference interview 2. Identifying sources that are likely to produce relevant information for the user's query 3. Determining whether the user seeks a known item or subject 4. Dividing the query into big ideas and combining them logically 5. Representing the query as input to the search system 6. Conducting the search and responding strategically 7. Displaying retrievals, assessing them, and responding tactically This second edition addresses the implications of new technical advances that affect expert intermediary searchers such as the library's everything search, the choice between classic and discovery OPACs, and the role of digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs) in known-item searching. It also advises expert searchers about how today's hot-button issues such as social media, fake news, and truth in the post-truth area figure into the searches they conduct for others and what they teach library users about online searching.

Online Searching contains numerous figures and sample searches to illustrate complex concepts, questions and answers to reinforce key ideas, a sample database to show how online searching works, a technical reading to familiarize yourself with new search systems and databases, and a glossary to facilitate quick look-ups. The e-book features enhanced video content. Online Searching is your go-to guidebook for becoming an expert searcher.
By:   Karen Markey
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Second Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 256mm,  Width: 182mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.070kg
ISBN:   9781538115077
ISBN 10:   1538115077
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   04 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karen Markey is a professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Her experience with online searching began with the earliest commercial systems, DIALOG, Orbit, and BRS, the first end-user systems, CD-ROMs and online catalogs, and includes today's open web search engines and proprietary systems for accessing databases of bibliographic records, abstracting & indexing entries, full texts, numeric data, and multimedia. Since joining the faculty at Michigan in 1987, she has taught online searching to thousands of students in her school's library and information science (LIS) program. Her research has been supported by the Council on Library Resources, Delmas Foundation (DF), Department of Education (DoED), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Science Foundation (NSF), and OCLC. She is the author of six books, more than a dozen major research reports, and over one hundred journal articles and conference proceedings papers.

Reviews for Online Searching: A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively

Extremely up-to-date, including tips on how to search not only authoritative sources but also how to sift through social media with their various degrees of trustworthiness. Markey's new edition teaches us how to approach reliable information as well as how to handle the fake news epidemic. -- Hermina Anghelescu, Professor & Interim Director, School of Information Sciences, Wayne State University Markey's clearly written and well-organized handbook pairs practical tactics with theoretical depth. The second edition of Online Searching is an excellent graduate-level textbook that will continue to be helpful to budding search experts once they enter professional practice. -- Cheryl Knott, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona


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