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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761500636
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents


1 Getting Started

A Brief Internet Primer
Basic Hardware and Software
Connecting with Software
Internet Messenger: Target E-mail

2 Choosing a Service Provider

The Client-Server Model
Direct Internet Access
Indirect Internet Access
Commercial Online Services
In-House Connections
Internet Hardware and Software
Possible Internet Access Problems
Internet Access Checklist
Further Resources

3 Getting Ready for Research

What Areas Are the Best on the Internet for Research?
What Areas Are Not the Best on the Internet for Research?
Getting Ready for Research
The Tao of Good Research
The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Research
Technical Skills
The Advantages of Computers and the Internet
Online or Offline?
The Ethics of Research

4 Internet Research Tools

E-mail and Mailing Lists
Usenet Groups
Gopher, Veronica, and Jughead
World Wide Web Browsers
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Archie
Hytelnet and Telnet/Remote Log-in Resource Listings
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
News Scanning Services
Evaluating the Internet at the Washington Post

5 Keeping Up with the Internet FTP

An FTP Shopping List
The Net Changes Daily
Net Awareness
FTP Basics
Three Methods of FTP
FTP Command Line Examples
What's SimTel?
Summary of Basic FTP Commands Used in Examples
Credit Where Credit Is Due
FTP Examples with WS_FTP
Key FTP Sites for the Changing Internet
Massachusetts Institute of Technology--UsenetFAQs
SimTel Software Mirrors
Using FTP Without Direct Internet Access
MIT Treasure House
Filenames Can Be Misleading
John Iliff and His Window on the Internet FTP File

6 What is the Internet?

Present at Creation: Len Kleinrock, UCLA
Putting on the Net: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg
Remembering the Holocaust: William Connelly, U.S.
Tracking Alzheimer's on the Internet: Dr. J. Edward Jackson, UCSD
Network Cyberspace: George Lewis, NBC News
The Evolving Internet: Dan Tinker, University of Toronto
Sunrise on the Internet: William Graves, UNC
More Tips for Researchers
The Internet is Only a Tool

7 Netiquette

Be Nice to Other People
Be a Lifelong Learner
Give Back to the Net
Communicate Clearly
Conserve Network Resources
Behave Lawfully and Humanely

8 Focusing Your Aims

Outline Before You Start
Working Offline
Online Temptation: Don't Be an Information Pack Rat

9 Libraries on the Internet

The University of Michigan
National Libraries
Other Library Resources on the Internet
Research Library Organizations
Library Mailing Lists

10 Stop Signs on the Infobahn

Whose law applies?
The Long Arm of the Law
Citing Online References
Moral Rights
Neighboring Rights
Patent Law
Trade Secrets
Identity Hacking
Censoring the Internet
The Future of Law on the Internet
Finding It on the Internet

11 The E-mail Interview

Lurk and Research
Networking on the Net
Finding Family, Finding Friends
Why Conduct an E-mail Interview?
E-mail Success Stories
The Delphi Study: Academic E-mail

12 Finding the Right Information with Gopher

Gopher Basics
Gopher Client Software
WSGopher Toolbar Buttons
Gopher Bookmarks
Saving and Printing Files with Gopher
A Beginning Inventory of Gopher Bookmarks
Gopher Searches with Veronica
Gopher Searches with Jughead
UNIX Gopher Client Instructions
More Gopher Information
From Here

13 Researching on the World Wide Web

The Web is Easy to Use
Searching Indexes on the Web
Web Resources Organized by Subject
From Here

14 Government Resources on the Net

The U.S. Federal Government
U.S. State Government on the Net
International Government Sources

15 The Net for Everyone

The Internet and Scholars
Finding Electronic Journals Online
The Business of the Internet
Software Agents


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