Distance students search the web, don't they? Librarians search the web too.... This book will definitely be on my bookshelf once it's released. Tara Calishain of ResearchBuzz has a new book called Web Search Garage coming out around August.
In her most recent ResearchBuzz Extra newsletter she writes,
Web Search Garage is my attempt to articulate the principles that I use to solve search problems, in addition to tricks to using search engines better and pointers to resources. It was an interesting task, doing lots of searching, going through very slowly to figure out how I was doing what I did, and articulating steps in things like the Principle of Onions and the Principle of the Reinvented Wheel and the Principle of Mass similar.
Prentice-Hall's initial page about the book is available at http://www.phptr.com/calishain and the Amazon page is at http://microurl.com/43313128 . If you're an editor or reporter and you'd like a galley copy in advance of publication, please reply to this newsletter with your name, postal address, and editorial affiliation and I'll pass it on to the PR people. If you're a professor who would like an evaluation copy for a course, please send your name, postal address, college affiliation, and course ideas and I'll hook you up with the Pearson Education guy.
I'm trying to get some excerpts to put online, and I'll have more announcements on that as it gets closer to shelftime.
Way to go, Tara!