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Internet today! : email, searching & the World Wide Web
Ackermann, Ernest.
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Chicago ; London : Fitzroy Dearborn, [1999]

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xv, 286 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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TK5105.888 .A258 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Webp. 1
The World Wide Webp. 2
Key Terms and Conceptsp. 9
The Internetp. 16
Explanation of Internet Domain Names and Addressesp. 21
Your Internet Connectionp. 23
Proper Network Etiquettep. 24
How the Internet Developedp. 25
Summaryp. 27
Exercisesp. 30
Chapter 2 Using a Web Browserp. 34
What to Expect from a Web Browserp. 35
Starting and Stopping the Web Browserp. 37
Exploring the Web Browser's Windowp. 38
Using the Right Mouse Buttonp. 45
Getting Around a Page and World Wide Webp. 46
Getting Helpp. 56
Saving, Printing, and Mailing Items from the WWWp. 57
Using Bookmarks to Keep Track of Resourcesp. 60
Setting Preferencesp. 66
Summaryp. 69
Exercisesp. 71
Chapter 3 The Basics of Electronic Mail and Using Netscape Emailp. 74
How Email Worksp. 76
Advantages and Limitations of Emailp. 78
Understanding Internet Email Addressesp. 80
Dissecting Email--Headers, Message Body, and Signaturep. 81
Finding Someone's Internet Email Addressp. 82
Email Etiquettep. 83
Working with Nontext Filesp. 84
Working with Netscape Mailp. 86
Summaryp. 104
Exercisesp. 106
Chapter 4 Finding Information on the Webp. 108
The First Step: Evaluating Your Information Needsp. 109
Choosing the Best Tool to Start Withp. 111
Directories and Virtual Librariesp. 113
Search Engines and Meta-Search Toolsp. 126
Intelligent Agentsp. 134
Summaryp. 135
Exercisesp. 136
Chapter 5 Search Strategies for Search Enginesp. 138
Search Engine Databasesp. 139
Search Features Common to Most Search Enginesp. 141
Output Features Common to Most Search Enginesp. 144
A Basic Search Strategy: The 10 Stepsp. 145
Summaryp. 164
Exercisesp. 165
Chapter 6 Writing Your Own Web Pagesp. 168
Description of a Web Pagep. 170
Viewing the Source Version of a Web Pagep. 172
Introduction to HTMLp. 173
Tools to Help Create Web Pagesp. 201
Style Guides--How to Do It Right, How to Do It for Impact, and How to Make It Portablep. 202
Putting Your Information on the WWWp. 205
Resources for More Information on Creating Web Pagesp. 206
Summaryp. 207
Exercisesp. 210
Chapter 7 Telnet, FTP, and Gopherp. 214
Telnetp. 215
FTPp. 223
Understanding the URL Format for FTPp. 224
Downloading a File by Anonymous FTPp. 225
Locating FTP Archives and Other Sites for Finding Softwarep. 229
Downloading and Working with Files from Software Archivesp. 230
Using an FTP Client Programp. 241
Gopherp. 243
Summaryp. 245
Exercisesp. 247
Chapter 8 Social Issues, Legal Issues, and Securityp. 254
Privacy and Civil Libertiesp. 256
Intellectual Property and Copyrightp. 264
Internet Securityp. 265
Summaryp. 268
Exercisesp. 270
Glossaryp. 274
Indexp. 282