Google: The Missing Manual

by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest

O'Reilly, May, 2004.
Paperback, 299 pages.
ISBN: 0596006136

Google: The Missing Manual by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest Learning how to search effectively is important these days because, with the advent of search engines, like the popular Google website, people can quickly access financial information, business news, health resources and much more. Google: The Missing Manual helps beginners learn the basics of using Google, and it also reveals some of the special, unique features Google offers. Surfers can learn skills like searching within specific domains, changing the number of search results and tracking UPS and FedEx packages. Some of Google's newer tools like Froogle, a shopping search engine, and Google News, a searchable collection of news stories from thousands of news sources, are also discussed. A chapter is also provided which covers Google's Toolbar and Deskbar tools for surfers who want to move Google's search to their browser or desktop. This is an excellent guide for novice web surfers eager to use Google's powerful search technology. The numerous screen shots, examples and tips will quickly turn any beginner into an expert Google user.

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This review was published in the July-August, 2004 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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