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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary A. Curran, RN, PhD (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
Description: This book is directed toward meeting the Internet needs of the working professional nurse.
Purpose: The authors have compiled and described a large and varied list of professional sites. In addition, the authors created a World Wide Web browser file that can directly access the site of choice, put it on a computer disk (for Macintosh and/or Windows), and packaged it with the book.
Audience: Although the book is written for nurses, it does contain resources and information that may be useful to other healthcare providers.
Features: The content is divided into three parts: basic information (introduction, terminology, definitions, caveats, tips, guides, etc.); a cross-referenced subject index of sites (World Wide Web, Listservs, Gophers, Usenet, Telnet); and an annotated alphabetical listing of the sites. Helpful displays and figures included with these sections enhance the content. The graphics speed identification of the different types of sites mentioned in the book and make the resources easy to use.
Assessment: The content is not structured for the total neophyte nor a reader unwilling to invest time learning beyond what is covered in the book. For individuals with a basic familiarity with the Internet and a desire to use their time efficiently, this book offers unique and efficient answers.