12. Databases

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) What is a database? From the user perspective a database is oft en a large amount of information, collected in a closed system. As a user…

11. The Invisible Web

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) The Invisible Web is hard to define. Several similar concepts are used for its designation. The Invisible Web was coined by a researcher in 1994 for…

9. Assessment and Source Criticism

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Several problems present themselves when searching on the Net. One that is becoming increasingly bigger is information overload; you become overloaded with information and perhaps you…

8. Search Technique

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Good and bad search words When you use search engines the distillation of good search words often constitutes the key to a successful search. Words that…

7. Search Strategies

(This is originally a chapter from the book Efficient information searching on the web.) Different types of information seeking There are many types of information seeking. It could concern: Hunting for specific information, perhaps a single fact. Collecting of information…