Fully utilize the Web for life's many challenges and rewardsNo matter what the goal might be, from financial management and vacation planning to finishing homework and keeping in touch, there are quality Web resources available for free that can help individuals and familiesâ€”if they know where to look. But who has time to find and evaluate them? This comprehensive, handy guide offers an easy shortcut to all the websites, blogs, online tools, and mobile phone apps that help real people make wise decisions in many aspects of modern living. Each chapter addresses real-life family dilemmas such as how to fix a car, how to find the best price for baby diapers, and even how to find a clinical trial that might save a life. As the country climbs out of recession, this affordable handbook of free Web services is the lively, indispensable reference sure to find a home next to every household computer.
Reviews"A great resource ... a conversational and clever style that makes for an enjoyable read. Recommended." â€”The Teaching Library/Public Services Quarterly, from a review of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide "Well written, informative, and entertaining ... All reference librarians should keep this book next to their computers." â€”The Electronic Library, from a review of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide â€œ... engaging, entertaining, and fun, unlike so many how-to books on this topic. There is something for everyoneâ€”it is simply an indispensable and wonderful reference tool. Its approach and the energy of the author can inspire even the most seasoned Internet user. The advice is simple, straightforward and always full of this librarians-can-do-anything attitude ... as good a start to the subject as any I have seen in some time.â€ â€”Ariadne, from a review of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide â€œItâ€™s not just a reference book of Good Web Sites ... [the author] gets at process, technique, understanding; the kinds of higher-level stuff that distinguishes our profession.â€ â€”Joseph Janes, Internet Librarian Columnist, American Libraries Magazine, from the foreword to The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide "Well written ... a welcome and valuable addition to any law library collection." â€”Legal Information Alert, from a review of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide
Author BiographyIrene E. McDermott is the author of The Librarian's Internet Survival Guide. She lives in Pasadena, California.