Irreverent and fun to read, with a wealth of screen shots, this is a comprehensive guide to searches that make the most of the Web 2.0 environment: from improving basic search skills and evaluating search results to making the best use of search engines, both common and cuttingedge. Sauers reviews each Web 2.0 tool for reliability and appropriateness in different search tasks and shows you how best to organize thenm for quick access at the reference desk. You (and your patrons, once you show them how) will use Sauer's advanced and special search methods again and again, and Sauer's enthusiasm will have you running from the book to your computer every ten minutes. Exercises in each chapter will help you cement your knowledge into practical skills.… (more)
Here's a simple list of technologies and resources that searchers, including reference librarians, should know today that did not even exist in 2000:
Is this the way search will look in the future? Stay tunes. A lot has changed in the past nine years since my first book on search was published. Even if it doesn't look anything like these examples in another decade, one thing is certain: it will be different.