Finding the information you need--or
want--on the Internet can sometimes be a challenge, at best. This
book outlines some "secrets" to successful surfing, and
does a good job of it.
As with most Complete Idiot's
Guides, this book is very easy to read and follow. Charts, tables,
screenshots of web sites, and summaries help readers find the
information they need quickly. A handy bullet list at the end of
each chapter, entitled "The Least You Need to Know", is
ideal for those of us who are looking for facts without the
Among the many topics explored, readers will
learn the difference between search engines and directories, how
to use wildcards and boolean searches, the ins and outs of the
major search engines, and more. This book is ripe with tips for
specific searches, such as finding people, email addresses,
personal web pages, financial and market information, jobs, sale
items, solutions to technical problems, graphics, homework help,
and a whole lot more. For those who have their own web pages,
there are tips on how to rank higher on search engines as well.
in all, this is a handy book for Internet beginners, and may
surprise those of us who already think they are doing just fine.