Articles and publications

Finding research information on the web: how to make the most of Google and other free search tools
Science Progress, Vol 96, No.1, March 2013, pp. 61-84, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/stl/sciprg/2013/00000096/00000001/
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Free search tools for finding research information
Covers five things you need to know about Google, advanced searching in Google, alternative web search tools, institutional repositories and specialist tools. February 2013.

Search Becomes Personal and Social
http://www.inforum.cz/sbornik/2012/48/ Presentation given at Inforum 2012, 23rd May 2012, Prague

Personalization, localization and semantic search really work?
http://www.inforum.cz/sbornik/2011/56/ Presentation given at Inforum 2011, 26th May 2011, Prague

Finding the Right Image on the Internet
Online Vol 34, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2010, pp 15-18

Social Media: Essential for Research, Marketing and Branding
Co-authored with Scott Brown
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol 37, No. 1, Oct/Nov 2010, pp 47-50, http://asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-10/OctNov10_Blakeman_Brown.pdf Full text PDF

What Search Engines Know About You
Online Vol 34, No. 5, Sep/Oct 2010, pp 46-48

Changing, Charging, Archiving
Online Vol 34, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2010, pp 45-48

The Year of the Tiger
Online Vol 34, No. 3, May/June 2010, pp 44-47

All Change on the Search Front
Online, Vol 34, No 2, Mar/Apr 2010, pp 44-47

Search Strategies for the Internet, 6th Edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, June 2006 ISBN: 1 904314 08 2. ISBN 13: 9781904314080 (Out of print)

Specialist Tools for Tackling the Hidden Web
http://www.inforum.cz/archiv/inforum2006/english/prispevek.php-prispevek=81.htm Presentation given at Inforum 2006, 24th May 2006, Prague

What's New in Search: Techniques and Technologies , http://www.inforum.cz/archiv/inforum2005/english/prispevek.php-prispevek=21.htm Presentation given at Inforum 2005, 26th May 2005, Prague.

Search Strategies for the Internet, 5th Edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, February 2004 ISBN 1 904314 05 8 (Out of print)

Search Strategies for the Internet, 4th Edition,
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, April 2002 ISBN 0 9527191 9 3 (Out of print).

Business information portals and vortals
Business Information Briefing, Issue number 95, 3 September 2001, Croner@CCH

Share prices on the Web
Business Information Briefing, Issue number 91, 1 May 2001, Croner@CCH

Search Strategies for the Internet, 3rd Edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, January 2001, ISBN 0-9527191-4-9 (Out of print)

Overview - Introductory chapter for The Business & Economy Internet Resource Handbook pp. 1-12, edited by Phil Bradley. The Library Association, London 2000. ISBN 1 85604 351 7

Terminology, Search Engines and Techniques
In Food Information on the Internet - An Essential Guide, 3rd Edition, pp 3-17, compiled by Leatherhead Food Research Association Limited and Karen Blakeman of RBA Information Services.
Published by Leatherhead Food RA Publishing, July 2000, ISBN 0-905748-54-9

Web site construction: issues of access
Business Information Review, Volume 16, No 4, December 1999 pp 171-177

Search Strategies for the Internet, 2nd Edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, November 1999, ISBN 0-9527191-4-2 (Out of print)

UKOLUG Quick Guide to Effective Use of the Internet
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by UKOLUG, 1999, ISBN 1-870254-12-0

Terminology, Search Engines and Techniques
In Food Information on the Internet - A Basic Guide, 2nd Edition, pp 3-14, compiled by Leatherhead Food Research Association and Karen Blakeman of RBA Information Services.
Published by Leatherhead Food RA, December 1998, ISBN 0-905748-91-3

Essential Web Search Techniques
Business Information Searcher, 1998, Vol 8, No 3, pp16-18

Advances in IT: Is History Repeating Itself?
In New Networks, Old Information: UKOLUG 98, 20th Birthday Conference, Manchester 14-16th July 1998, pp 13-19, Edited by C J Armstrong, R J Hartley, Published by UKOLUG 1998, ISBN 1 870254 11 2

Internet Access Technologies: Do the go-faster stripes work?
Business Information Searcher, 1998 Vol 8, No 1, pp 17-19

Search Strategies for the Internet
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, July 1998, ISBN 0 9527191 2 6 (Out of print)

Commerce on the Internet: how secure is it?
Business Information Searcher, 1977, Vol 7, No. 4, pp 14-17

Confidentiality on the Web: how vulnerable are you?
Business Information Searcher, 1997 Vol 7, No. 2, pp 15-17

Intelligent Agents: search tools of the future?
Business Information Searcher, 1997 Vol 7, No. 1, pp 16-18

Technology, Search Engines and Techniques
In Food Information on the Internet - A Basic Guide, pp 2-13, compiled by Leatherhead Food Research Association and Karen Blakeman of RBA Information Services.
Published by Leatherhead Food RA, June 1997

Business Information on the Internet, 2nd Edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, January 1997, ISBN 0 9527191 1 8 (Out of print)

Technical Requirements
In The Online Manual: a practical guide to business databases, 6th edition, 1997, pp 37-48. Edited by Louise Amor. Learned Information, Oxford UK. ISBN 1-900871-35-1

Business Information on the Internet
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published by RBA Information Services, January 1996, ISBN 0 9527191 0 X (Out of print)

Technical Requirements
In The Online Manual: a practical guide to business databases, 5th edition, 1996, pp 33-44. Edited by Louise Amor. Learned Information, Oxford UK.

Essentials for the modern information professional
Information World Review 109, Dec 1995, p 39

Internet unravels mysteries of the East
A review of Internet Securities
Information World Review 108, Nov 1995, p 31

Technical Requirements
In The Online Manual: a practical guide to business databases, 4th edition, 1995, pp 33-43. Edited by Sue Allcock, Linda Whitby. Learned Information, Oxford UK. ISBN 0-904933-93-8

The smarter way to search?
A review of TRW SmartCharts
Information World Review 100, Feb 1995, p 16

Technical Requirements
In The Online Manual: a practical guide to business databases, 3rd edition, 1994, pp 31-40. Edited by Sue Allcock, Judith Osborne. Learned Information, Oxford UK. ISBN 0-904933-90-3

'Get Yer Red Hot Bomber': The effect of political change on the defence industry in Eastern Europe (part of the Search Strategies series)
Online & CDROM Review, 1993, Vol 17, No5, pp 306-309

Telecommunications & Information Work, 3rd edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published: RBA Information Services, November 1993 (Out of print)

Interview with Reva Basch
In Secrets of the Super Searchers, Chapter 2. Karen Blakeman: Making a Difference, pp 21-30
Author: Reva Basch
Published by Eight Bit Books, 1993, ISBN 0-910965-12-9

Telecommunications & Information Work, 2nd edition
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published: RBA Information Services, May 1993 (Out of print)

Business Information Provision Under Changing Economic Conditions: A survey undertaken on behalf of the UK Business Information Network.
Authors: Lesley Pace, Karen Blakeman, David Bawden Published by City University, London and the Business Information Network, London. October 1992

Business Information Services: networking through Europe
In The Common Market for Information. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Institute of Information Scientists, Bedford, June 1992. edited by Monica Blake. Taylor Graham, London 1992. ISBN: 0 947568 56 5

Which Data Network: 5000 vs BT Dialplus
IT Link, 1992, Jul/Aug. Vol 5 No. 2, pp 3-6

Telecommunication Update
In Database 2000. UKOLUG State-of-the-Art Conference 1992, Guildford 6th-8th April, pp.1-9. Edited by C J Armstrong, R J Hartley. Published by Learned Information, Oxford. ISBN: 0 904933 82 2

Technology Overview
In Handbook of Special Librarianship and Information Work, 6th Edition, pp 377-412
Edited by Patti Dossett, Published by Aslib 1992, ISBN 0-85142-269-1

Telecommunications & Information Work
Author: Karen Blakeman
Published: RBA Information Services, October 1991 (Out of print)

IT Strategies for Information Management
Authors: David Bawden and Karen Blakeman
Published by Butterworths and the Institute of Information Scientists, 1990, ISBN 0-408-00810-5

Going Automated: Implementing and using information technology in special libraries and information units
Authors: David Bawden and Karen Blakeman
Published by Aslib, 1990, ISBN 0-85142-264-0.

Using a Microcomputer for Routine Reporting and Administration
In Proceedings of the AIOPI 13th Annual Conference, Harrogate 1986, pp 4-6. AIOPI 1986. ISBN: 0 9509165 6 0

Practice Note: The selection and implementation of a computerised information retrieval system in a small information unit.
Journal of Information Science: Principles & Practice, 1985, Vol 11, No 4, pp187-193

Electronic Mail
Karen Blakeman, Mary Boyd AIOPI Information Technology Working Party Review no. 2, August 1984.