July 26, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | email@example.com
Get up to speed on the latest Internet search techniques to augment your reporting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, in the Bloomberg Room.
The class will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. The class is free for National Press Club members and $15 for non-members. Register here.
Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the information you need is out there in the wild west of the Internet, but you just can’t find it?
Studies show that searchers are unsuccessful 50 percent of the time. Increase your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and the National Press Club. This session will cover:
Google and Beyond - Learn how to use efficiently the world’s most popular search engine and other search tools.
Surface web vs. Deep web - The majority of online content is not searchable by standard search engines. Learn how to access this hidden vein of information.
Think like a librarian - Research librarians develop an intuitive sense of where to go for certain types of searches. We’ll discuss typical jumping off points for various types of requests.