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Chapter 3: Searching for Guinea Pig B: Case Study in Online Research
 

Summary: 2/10/2009
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Chapter 3: Searching for Guinea Pig B:
Case Study in Online Research
Getting Started with Online Research
Curiosity-driven research
Begins with a name or word
Too little information to begin an informed search with a search
engine
Searching for information on R. Buckminster Fuller
Google search on Buckminster AND Fuller
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Copyright 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Pearson Addison-Wesley
Google search on Buckminster AND Fuller
Returns at least 1,010,000 hits
Limiting to Buckminster AND Fuller AND biography
Reduces hit count to 123,000 -- still too many
Need to gather identifying information (possibly from another
source) for a more effective, focused search
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Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences