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Inland Empire (Hybrid): Super Sleuthing: Internet Research Secrets Everyone Should Know

April 23, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Super Sleuthing: Internet Research Secrets Everyone Should Know
By Geri Spieler

How do you start your research process? What words do you use to find information? Do you know how to gauge when a website is genuine? In this workshop we will introduce the methods that combine the main topics of “Online Research Methods” that are designed to include several methodologies to equip you with the skills and tools to prepare you to find real information and be able to discern it is reliable.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to create better keyword and word-phrase Google searches using search strings
  • How to avoid “Disambiguation.”
  • What is the “Deep Web” and how can it help the research process.
  • List of Deep Web search engines and databases.
  • What is the difference between search engines, metasearch engines, directors, and portals and how can it help my research?
  • How to avoid “Filter Bubbles.”
  • What are invisible Web sites and why can’t we use them?
  • Is people-search ethical? How can we use it for our purposes?

Geri Spieler is an author, journalist, investigative reporter, and former research director for Gartner. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, Huffington Post, and TruthDig, an award-winning investigative reporting website.

Her creative nonfiction book, Taking Aim at the President, The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford, (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press) has been optioned for a movie. Her latest book, San Francisco Values: Common Ground For Getting America Back on Track, was published by Palmetto Publishing Group in July 2019. Her new book of historical fiction, Regina of Warsaw is based on her grandmother who escaped Russian pogroms at the turn of the century.

Geri is the president of the California Writers Club San Francisco Peninsula branch, winner of the Louise Boggess award, member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Authors Guild, Women’s National Book Association, the Internet Society, and Book Critics Circle.


April 23, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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