Go beyond Google to mine big data and social media
Author Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to search the internet to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine these techniques to complete an information search on any subject. This fully updated 6th edition includes how to search beyond Google, leveraging big data in the search process, and how to search the social web. Readers will also find expert advice on how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and identifying experts. Whether it’s consumer advice, information for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or answers to questions on obscure topics, Find It Fast is the perfect resource for learning to hone one’s internet searching skills.
“A valuable reference work for anyone for anyone digging for information.” —Journalism Quarterly on previous edition
About The Author
Robert Berkman is the director and lead analyst for the information industry analyst firm Outsell Inc. and has more than 25 years of experience in the media and information industries. He is the author of several books, including Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals and The Skeptical Business Searcher, and the founder and editor of Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research, an international monthly journal for professional researchers. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts.