How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything

Penguin, 07.08.2012 - 272 Seiten
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In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age.

Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn:

•How to really tap 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,, 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 non-profits and international companies.

Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.

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Nutzerbericht  - JessieP73 - LibraryThing

Good, practical information about conducting research. Honestly, I found it more useful than a good chunk of my reference course, mostly because it was coming from that more practical point of view. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

There are a lot of interesting tools that the Mr. MacLeod assembles and describes that can help one track down information - from the basics of Google to the specialty databases of the government ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


How to Think Like a Researcher
Google and the Deep Web
The Advanced Search TemplateGoogle Collections
A Reference Desk to Call Your Own
Finding People
Searching for a Specific Person Research Tools for Finding
Company and Business Research
Researching the Public Record
Pulling It All Together

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Autoren-Profil (2012)

Don MacLeod has been a law librarian for more than 20 years at four of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. Since 2001, MacLeod has regularly presented a seminar titled How to Find Out Anything for His research tips have been quoted in Real Simple, among other publications.

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