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How to find out anything : from extreme Google searches to scouring government documents, a guide to uncovering anything about everyone and everything / Don MacLeod.

Book Book (2012.)
Description: x, 256 p. : port. ; 23 cm
Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2012.
6 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College. (Show all copies)
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  • ISBN: 9780735204676 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0735204675 (pbk.) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references, Internet website resources, and index.
Contents: How to Think Like a Researcher: The process of research ; Think like a detective ; Require proof ; Never give up. -- Google and the Deep Web: Google ; The deep web. -- The Ins and Outs of Google: the "advanced search" template ; Google collections ; Other Google tools. -- Why You Still Need a Library Card: Get to know your library ; Special collections libraries -- A Reference Desk to Call Your Own: Basic references ; Reference portals ; Finding additional reference resources. -- Associations: Types of associations ; Mining association information ; How to locate associations. -- Finding People: Searching for a specific person ; Research tools for finding people ; Searching for types of people ; Library resources ; Commercial services. -- Company and Business Research: Public companies ; Private companies ; International companies ; Nonprofit organizations ; Research guides. -- Researching the Public Record: About public records ; Types of public records ; Finding public record information ; Working with public records. -- Pulling it All Together.
Summary: In this book the author, a master researcher explains how to find what you are looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately, and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, it shows how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEOs' salaries to police records, you will learn little known tricks for discovering the exact information you are looking for. You will learn: How to really tap into the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. ; The scoop on vast yet little known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others ; How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use) ; How to find experts and other people with special knowledge ; How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to nonprofits and international companies.

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MacLeod, Don. "How to find out anything : from extreme Google searches to scouring government documents, a guide to uncovering anything about everyone and everything." New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2012.

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