Facts in a Flash: A Research Guide : From Cruising the Stacks to Surfing the Net
Facts in a Flash A Research Guide From Cruising the Stacks to Surfing the Net Author:Ellen Metter With this one-of-a-kind reference, information expert Ellen Metter takes the frustration out of research projects with her own mix of humor, data and savvy research techniques. From libraries, newspapers and the Internet to scholars, experts and directories, Metter shows readers how to access hundreds of viable resources for virtually every subj... more »ect. Each easy chapter focuses on a different area, including government, current events, culture, law, business, history, and more, and outlines a variety of methods for obtaining a hard copy or microform of the research. And as an added value, Metter includes the "instant information" that other research guides lack such as addresses, phone numbers and e-mail discussion groups.« less
This comprehensive guide for research lists web sites, databases, publications, books etc. for doing research in just about every field of interest - government, law, cultures, science, history, anthropology, psychology. Although some of the web sites listed are out of date, those that are at least give you an idea of what is available online and what keywords to put into google. Without knowing this, you might now find some of the university library archives online, which don't always come up in search engines. Also valuable to know are some of the publications and databases in different fields. The book also gives hints for research, and (most useful) for gaining access to databases which normally are open only to subscribing institutions.