See below for examples of research results, including searches for Neolithic ceremonies, reasons for nineteenth-century insane asylums, and Native American basketry, along with finding the best investment apps, Bodie–American gold rush ghost town, whitewater rafting, creating stained glass, and more. There is no limit to the subjects waiting to be explored in this world… !
What you see in this image, which can be found HERE, is a small, partial map of how information travels on the Internet.
A display of the whole Internet resembles images of galaxies.
When you go researching for information on Google, among other search engines, this diagram represents a few of the billions of paths your question is likely to take before an answer is found.
That this happens almost at the speed of light, or so it seems. We get results in seconds.
What we don’t always get–or even often get initially–is the right answer.
Yet we want answers. We want to understand unfamiliar things. Sometimes it is an assignment or connected with our job, and sometimes it is a burning desire to understand something unfamiliar. Our motivation can be frustrated by the sea of material Google sends back to us.
Unless you know how to formulate a query in a specific way, a successful way, you are going to get far too much information for your purpose, too much to even begin to explore.
What I Can Do For You
I have been a professional information researcher for over twenty years–and on average visit 20,000 websites a year, probably more. If there’s one thing I know—and love doing—it’s finding things out.
The services I offer here vary according to the level of research you are interested in receiving, whether it is just a short list of links that match your query or extensive sources that expand your theme. But before I describe them, let me give you some reasons why having a professional do your research for you is an advantage:
- It reduces stress in finding the right phrases to get the best research results, including using quotation marks, hyphens, tabs, and the asterisk to represent a “wildcard” when you are not sure of the full wording.
- You are assured of proper citations.
- You are not trapped by fraudulent information or fake news because you can trust the integrity of the information you receive.
- You get a coherent overview of the subject.
You receive the information you need to either create the summary, document, or video on your own or you can request I work up summaries for you. Once you select an option, I will contact you immediately via email to discuss which topic or inquiry you have. The turnaround is 24 hours for the Basic and Extended services, and three days maximum for the Summary.
(You can also query me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Why consider this? For one thing, you get a lot more detail than you would from Alexa…:-) and sometimes it is just easier to let someone ELSE do it… !