Welcome to The Joy of Search
So... you think you know how to search? Perhaps you do, but lots of people aren't great at using a search engine. They type in a few keywords, click search, and feel a sense of accomplishment.
But there's much more than that to power online searching. And that's what this book is all about.
The Joy of Search is a collection of 17 stories that all start with an interesting question, and then show how to find a good answer to that question by using online research tools.
Each chapter starts with a Research Question (for instance, "Do lakes in Africa sometimes explode?"), and then I tell the story of how I found an answer to the question. Along the way, you'll learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. I'll show you the hows, the tricks, and the things you need to know to be a power searcher.