- Series: Super Searchers series (Book 3)
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Information Today, Inc.; 1 edition (August 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0910965420
- ISBN-13: 978-0910965422
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,794,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Super Searchers on Wall Street: Top Investment Professionals Share Their Online Research Secrets (Super Searchers series) 1st Edition
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Ms. Kassel brings to bear her extensive research expertise, a Master's of Library Science educational background and her sensitivity to the wide range of research skill levels of her readers to create a book in a conversational Q&A interview format that is useful for researchers who quickly need reliable financial information.
The book is replete with insights, tools and tips from key financial executives that span a vast collection of resources. It ends with a comprehensive glossary of financial terms. And there's an added bonus: Super Searcher Power Tips and Wisdom are offered at the end of each chapter emphasizing crucial aids that will guide you during your pursuit for those definitive pieces of information.
Super Searchers on Wall Street can help you unlock the power of the Internet to answer financial research questions. This is one investment that will pay dividends!
The first thing these books do is to acquaint the reader with experts in the a particular subject field in this case investment including providing contact information for each person profiled. As you look at the people that have been profiled in this book as well as others that have been profiled in the other books in this series, you know that many of them are people that you are familiar with by reputation even if you have not had the opportunity to meet them or to hear them speak. The interview structure used for each profile allows the reader to gain an insight into how each of these ten information and investment professionals do their work,gain an understanding of their philosophy of customer service and how they attempt to stay current as their resources change.
It quickly becomes evident as you read the interviews that they all agree that search engines can not be relied upon to consistly retrieve precise, timely and relevant information needed to answer a query. The shortcomings of relying on the current search engines and their relevancy rankings are pointed by more than of the researchers profiled. This information alone makes the book a good buy to provide back-up information in justifying the value of what you for your organization. As the need for competitive intelligence as a way to stay competitive grows these searchers provide the reader with additional justification to continue to refine one's searching skills.
Several of the people profiled also stressed the need not to just rely on the Internet and commercial databases but that it is still equally as important to know what is still only being published in paper or on CD-ROMs. It is also stressed that you need to be aware of specialized libraries and to maintain an extensive network of people that you can contact for information.
Each Super Searcher provides three to four power tips and wisdom at the end of their interview. While they are all based on common sense they do serve as useful reminders that we do not have to reinvent the wheel in order to be successful.
There is a listing of 242 Web sites at the end of the book which were mentioned throughout the book and a glossary of terms. Amelia Kassel was able to make these Super Searchers seem human and approachable. The Super Searchers in turn not only shared their expertise, but shared with the readers the reasons why they use particular sources and how they tackle their information requests.
Information professionals who find themselves doing extensive searching for investment and economic infrmation will find this a good book to read and then to immediately craft new searching strategies. Not all of us will ever consider ourselves as Super Searchers but we have an opportunity to benfit from their wisdom and strive to become "Almost Super Searchers".
I agree with the other positive reviews I have read here, and will add that Amelia's style and technique of disseminating information through this work, is just as excellent as her gathering skills.
What is vitally important about the Super Searcher series, Wall Street in particular, is that they do not just share sources, but the learned knowledge of how to find them yourself. Amelia Kassel has to be, from my online experience and interaction with her, one of the sharpest info-pros in the business. We are fortunate to see her publishing.
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