8.9. Where to Learn More
Although this is the longest chapter in this book, we've covered only the tip of the search system iceberg. If this piqued your interest, you may want to delve further into the field of information retrieval. Three of our favorite texts are:
If you're looking for more immediate and practical advice, the most useful site for learning about search tools is, naturally, Searchtools.com (http://www.searchtools.com), Avi Rappoport's compendium of installation and configuration advice, product listings, and industry news. Another excellent source is Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch (http://www.searchenginewatch.com), which focuses on web-wide searching but is quite relevant to site-wide searching nonetheless.