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The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher Paperback – February 8, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0910965842 ISBN-10: 0910965846 Edition: Third Edition, Third edition

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  • Series: Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.; Third Edition, Third edition edition (February 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910965846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910965842
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Randolph Hock teaches customized courses on how to use the internet effectively through his company, Online Strategies. He is the author of The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines, The Traveler’s Web, and Yahoo! to the Max. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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Ran Hock divides his work time between writing and teaching. On the teaching side, he specializes in customized courses teaching people how to use the Internet effectively (through his one-person company, Online Strategies). His courses have been offered--in the U.S. and eleven other countries -- to companies, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, schools, universities, and associations. On the writing side, he has written The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook (now in its Third Edition, CyberAge Books, 2010), The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines (CyberAge Books, 1999, 2001), Yahoo! to the Max (CyberAge Books, 2005), and The Traveler's Web (CyberAge Books, 2007). He has also been a chemistry teacher, a librarian at two universities, and has held training and management positions with DIALOG Information Services and Knight-Ridder Information. He lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Pamela, and they have two sons, Matthew and Stephen, and one daughter, Elizabeth. One of Ran's passions is travel, and he hopes to someday also have time to return to his hobby of genealogy.

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This book is easy to read and very helpful.
D. Dolan
"The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook" is a treasure trove of information that belongs in any community library technology collection.
Midwest Book Review
This book is great if you dont know how to surf on the internet.
jimandj2010

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Steven B. on February 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
As the author points out in this book's introduction, Internet searching gets more difficult as the number of Web pages on the Internet increases. Finding what you want isn't simply a matter of entering the right keywords in a search engine. You need to know how to search and which search engine will work best for you. You need to know where to start on the Internet if the information you are searching for can be found without using a search engine or is found on what the author calls "the invisible Web," the part of the Internet that hasn't been mapped and indexed by search engines.

"The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook" is a practical-advice guide to Internet searching. The author looks at Web directories and search engines and tells you where to start when you are doing different kinds of research. There is also advice for conducting research in newsgroups and mailing lists, as well as a catalogue of online references such as encyclopedias and dictionaries. A chapter on news sources and online shopping Web sites rounds out the book.

If you are patient, you can get a lot of good advice from this book. I discovered, for example, that one search engine, AltaVista, permits "NEAR" searches for keywords within ten words of one another on Web pages. I didn't know this kind of search was available. I also discovered a handful of excellent directories and Web sites for conducting Internet research.

However, this book doesn't serve well as a reference. The headings are not particularly descriptive, which makes finding information difficult. The author does a good job of explaining each search engine's features, but the features are presented in long bulleted lists, which makes it hard to compare the search engines.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mary E. Bates on January 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
Wow. Ran Hock's done it again. I'm a jaded, long-time web researcher, but I opened up this book and wondered how I'd managed before now. Ran offers detailed descriptions of search engines and their key features, techniques for finding multimedia content, reviews of the major web directories, tips for searching news, and even a nice "Internet reference shelf." This book should be on every web searcher's desk.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 6, 2004
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Finding things on the massive database known as the internet can be quite the daunting task. Now in an updated and expanded third edition, "The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher" serves as a complete and comprehensive guide to using the internet to its fullest extent to help one find what they want the quickest way possible. Google and Yahoo are not the last line for finding things, and Randolph Hock hopes to help readers use more advanced techniques to make for quicker, more efficient searches. "The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook" is a treasure trove of information that belongs in any community library technology collection.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Alain B. Burrese TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 24, 2011
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Looking for something on the Internet and need more than the results you find with a quick Google or Bing search? If so, this might be just the book you are looking for. "The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide For The Serious Searcher" by Randolph Hock is touted as the essential guide for anyone who uses the internet for research - librarians, teachers, students, writers, business professionals, and others who need to search the web proficiently. The book provides strategies and tools (including search engines, portals, and social networks) for all major areas of internet content. The author explains how and when to go beyond the leading search engines and offers techniques for using Web 2.0 resources like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and more.

Here is the really great thing about this book. Hock has organized it very well, so you can easily find what you are looking for, and the book is also written for everyone. Don't worry, you don't need to be a computer geek to understand this book. In fact, it is written for the non techie or geek, and for anyone who just wants to use the internet and web to locate information. Again, the book is organized well. It starts with a detailed table of contents, then a listing of the figures and tables in the book, a foreword and then introduction that includes a brief overview of the chapters and some advice on proceeding. There is also a page about the web page that accompanies this book that you will most likely want to check out. I'm planning on using it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By foraminut on February 27, 2006
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This resource should be on every serious searcher's shelf next to Chris Sherman's book(s)and Find It Online. Gary Price updates his website to supplement the chapters in the written book, which is very helpful. Price takes a slightly different approach to Sherman, which helps to find resources which might not be self-apparent from Sherman's books. I can't imagine being without either this tool or those of Price's colleague (Sherman).
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