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Extreme search

Information Today Inc. (ITI), KMWorld's parent company, has announced the publication of The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, Second Edition by Randolph Hock.

In this revised and expanded edition of his successful 2004 book, Hock presents an easy-to-use guide for researchers, librarians, teachers, students, writers and professionals in any field who rely on the Web as an information source. Hock provides tips and techniques for searching the Internet effectively and encourages readers to explore a range of useful and often overlooked Web information resources.

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics and resources relevant to Web searching, including copyright and fair use, Web source citation, keeping up-to-date and how to find information using metasearch engines, shortcuts, mashups, desktop search programs, groups, podcasts, blogs, alerting services and more. The book features detailed guidance on using leading search engines Google, Yahoo, Windows Live, and, along with more than 60 explanatory figures and tables, a glossary, URL list and an index. Hock provides regular updates to the book and links to more than 250 recommended sites online at "The Extreme Searcher's Web Page."

The book's chapters are:

  1. Basics for the Serious Searcher
  2. General Web Directories and Portals
  3. Specialized Directories
  4. Search Engines: The Basics
  5. Search Engines: The Specifics
  6. Groups, Newsgroups Forums and Their Relatives
  7. An Internet Reference Shelf
  8. Sights and Sounds: Finding Images, Audio and Video
  9. News Resources
  10. Finding Products Online
  11. Becoming Part of the Internet: Publishing.

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