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With concise reviews and an easy-to-read design, Internet Directory For Dummies takes the hassle out of Web surfing by listing the best sites on the World Wide Web. Net-savvy author Brad Hill shows you the best sites for news, sports, entertainment, shopping, and much more. And to make your Web browsing even easier, the bonus CD contains the URLs for every Web site reviewed in this book, so you're only a double-click away from the best info on ...
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Overview

With concise reviews and an easy-to-read design, Internet Directory For Dummies takes the hassle out of Web surfing by listing the best sites on the World Wide Web. Net-savvy author Brad Hill shows you the best sites for news, sports, entertainment, shopping, and much more. And to make your Web browsing even easier, the bonus CD contains the URLs for every Web site reviewed in this book, so you're only a double-click away from the best info on the Net!

Inside, find helpful advice that lets you

  • Search for cool Web sites with the informative Micons (mini icons)
  • Discover funny and unusual corners of the Web
  • Find Internet resources that are fun and safe for the whole family
  • Discover the best places to go for information on sports
  • Access information on your favorite hobbies and pastimes
  • Get up-to-the-minute news and weather from around the world
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764505881
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/19/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The World on a Platter

Who Are You?
How to Read This Book
Part I: News
Part II: Entertainment
Part III: Learning and Resources
Part IV: Sports and Leisure
Part V: Services
Part VI: Interactive Fun
Part VII: Internet and Computer Help
Part VIII: Off the Beaten Path
Part IX: The Part of Tens
Micons (Mini Icons) Used in This Book
Hey, Write a Letter!

Part I: News

Financial News
Financial Headlines and Wire Services
Financial Newspapers and Magazines
Magazines
Online Editions of Printed Magazines
News E-Zines
Newspapers
Online Newspapers
Online Newsstands
Pushed News
Television and Radio News
Weather
Wire Services and Daily Updates

Part II: Entertainment

Comic Books and Strips
Culture

Art and Culture Publications
Mixed Media
Online Museums
Entertainment News and Gossip
Entertainment News
Entertainment Publications
Internet Broadcasts
Literature

Authors
Book Reviews and News
Literary Magazines
Movies
Movie Databases, Directories, and Reviews
Screen Classics and Cults
Studios
Music
Directories of Music on the Web
General Music and News Sites
Music Publications
Personalities
Television

Networks
Television Schedules and Guides
Various and Sundry TV Sites
Theater

Part III: Learning and Resources

Global Cultures
Global Culture Presentations
Global Culture Resource Directories
Health
Alternative and Holistic Health
Mainstream and Medical Health
History
Homework Sites
Politics

About Politics
Government Pages
Reference
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias and Atlases
Religion and Spirit
Christian Sites
New Age Sites
Other Religious Sites
Science
Science Learning and Resources
Science Publications
Social Issues
Environment
Gender and Sexuality Issues
Minorities
Not-for-Profit Organizations

Part IV: Sports and Leisure

Family Sites
Family Activity Sites
Family Resources
Parenting
Fashion
Designers
Fashion Magazines
General Fashion Sites
Hobbies
Home, Garden, and Kitchen

Cooking
Gardening
House and Home
Outdoor Recreation
Pets
Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football (American)
General Sports News
Travel
Destination Guides
Travel Publications

Part V: Services

Classifieds and Job Search Services
Education Services
Financial Services

Financial Advice and Information
Online Brokerages
Stock Quote and Portfolio Services
Phone Books and E-Mail Directories
Regional Directories
Shopping

Clothes
Department Stores
Flowers and Gifts
Miscellaneous Internet Shopping
Music and Books
Online Malls
Travel Services
Miscellaneous Travel Services
Online Reservations and Tickets

Part VI: Interactive Fun

Audio and Video Multimedia Sites
Contests, Puzzles, and Tests
Games
Humor and Comedy
Kid Sites

Information for the Young Mind
Kids' Games and Activities
Kids' Personal Sites
Meeting Places
Chatting Only
General Communities and Directories
Message Boards Only
Web-Based Entertainment

Part VII: Internet and Computer Help

Directories
General Web Directories
Specialized Internet Directories
Downloads
Search Engines
Technology News

Tech Headlines & News
Tech Publications

Part VIII: Off the Beaten Path

"Cool Pick" Sites
New and Recently Found
Personal Sites
Quirky Sites

Part IX: The Part of Tens

Ten Tips for Trolling the Web
Look Before You Link
Bookmark Now!
If One Browser Window Is Good, Then Five Must Be Better
Disregard Most Search Results
Learn the Value of Cache
Use <Gasp!> Identical Passwords
Conserve Bandwidth
Guard Personal Information
Bookmark Directory Pages
Remember Reload
Ten Reasons to Create Your Own Web Site
The Original Reason
Because It's There
Interactive Family Albums
Go into Business
Share a Hobby
Make an Electronic Résumé

Appendix A: A Surfer's Guide to the Internet

Acquainting Yourself with the Internet and the World Wide Web
The Internet
The World Wide Web
Getting Online
The Internet Community
Newsgroups
Mailing lists
Chatting
Software
Web browsers
Plug-ins
E-mail programs

Appendix B: About the CD

System Requirements
What Do I Do First with the CD-ROM?
Windows
Macintosh
Using the Directory Links
What Else Is on the CD-ROM
Internet Tools
Multimedia Tools
Utilities
Fun Stuff
How Shareware Works
If You've Got Problems (Of the CD Kind)

Index

IDG Books Worldwide Inc., End-User License Agreement

Installation Instructions

Book Registration Information

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