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.
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