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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc. (December 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910965668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910965668
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,940,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Berkman teaches courses on research methods and media ethics at the New School University. He is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, including the European Journalism Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands, and Web Search University. He is the past director of secondary research for The Winters Group, a market research firm, and has been the editor of such journals as The Information Advisor and What to Buy for Business. He is the author of Find It Fast: How to Find Information on Any Subject, The Art of Being Well Informed, Find It Online, Finding Business Research on the Web, and Finding Market Research on the Web. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 10, 2005
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In The Skeptical Business Searcher: The Information Advisor's Guide To Evaluating Web Data, Sites, And Sources, business information expert Robert Berkman identifies the tools and methods for evaluating no-cost online information sources in a fine guide internet researchers will find essential to understanding business site values. Researchers will learn how to gain access to everything from company histories and corporate earnings data to SEC filings and public records of all kinds --and how to recognize the underlying bias and misinformation potentials of any source.
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Just a quick note to previous readers of Find it Fast: How to Uncover Expert Information on Any Subject (HarperCollins, 5th ed. 2000).

I am currently working on a revision that will be available no later than January 2015. It will be fully revised and include several new sections, including how to analyze social media sites, ranging from Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn and more for quality effective research as well as the role of big data and social analytics.

For more information, or to get an early release of the book, just drop me a note at robertberkman@gmail.com...

Thanks!
Bob

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