Discover What's Online: Why You Should be Online, and How to Get There

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This book is the only title of its kind to cover commercial online services, in addition to the World Wide Web and Internet. The unique content shows readers the unlimited possibilities for using online resources for work, school, play, and more.
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Overview

This book is the only title of its kind to cover commercial online services, in addition to the World Wide Web and Internet. The unique content shows readers the unlimited possibilities for using online resources for work, school, play, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761505037
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 7.95 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I Discover the Online World

Chapter 1 Why Should I Get Online?

What Does "Online" Mean?
What Does the Online World Offer?
How Online Services Compare to the Internet
Looking at Who Should Get Online
Looking at Who Should Not Get Online
Examining Online Risks to Children
What's Next

Chapter 2 What Do I Need to Get Online

Understanding the Components Needed to Connect Online
Communications Software
Configuring an Internet Connection
Installing Internet Access for Windows 3.x
What's Next

Part II The Internet and World Wide Web

Chapter 3 Browsing the Internet and Web

What Is the Internet?
Services on the Internet
Getting Started on the World Wide Web
What's Next

Chapter 4 Using Online Tools

Your Maiden Voyage on the Internet
Using Your Web Browser
Encountering Different Web Page Elements
Using Other Internet Services
What's Next

Chapter 5 Getting Access to Internet Service Providers

Emerging World of Internet Service Providers
Deciding on an Online or Internet Service Provider
Changing ISPs
Finding Online or Internet Access Providers
What's Next

Part III Commercial Online Services

Chapter 6 America Online

AOL Today
AOL Features
AOL's Communication and Interaction Services
Summary

Chapter 7 CompuServe

An Overview of CompuServe
Using E-mail with CompuServe
CompuServe's Internet Connection
Summary

Chapter 8 Prodigy and Other Online Services

Prodigy
Other Online Services
What's Next

Chapter 9 Choosing a Service or Provider

Online Services Feature Set
Online Services Checklist
What's Next

Part IV Putting the Online World to Work

Chapter 10 Searching for Information Online

About Online Searching
How the Internet Differs from Commercial Online Services
Using Search Tools on the Internet
Using Internet Search Engines
Using Metasearch Engines
Finding FTP Files
Finding Newsgroups
Finding People Using the Internet
Finding People Using Commercial Services
Remembering Your Searches
Searching for Online Shopping
Finding Software and Computers
Where to Search for . . .
Summary

Chapter 11 Online Activity Primer

Locating People
Buying and Selling Online
Planning a Trip Online
Finding a Job Online
Summary

Chapter 12 Understanding Online Security and Ethics

What Kind of Personal Information is Available Online?
Dealing with Viruses and Hackers
Online Scams
Understanding Privacy Issues and Rights
Protecting You and Your Family While Online
Summary

Index

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