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Title:
The Internet handbook for writers, researchers, and journalists
Author:
McGuire, Mary, 1956-
Edition:
2000/2001 edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Guilford Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781572305502
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Written specifically for writers, researchers, journalists, and students, this handy resource helps novice and experienced computer users take full advantage of Internet and World Wide Web capabilities. Bursting with helpful graphics, sample web pages, and hints and tips in the margins, the book demonstrates how to: *Develop and trouble-shoot effective Internet search strategies *Avoid unnecessary library trips *Generate leads and make contacts by posting queries to mailing lists *Cite online references appropriately, and steer clear of copyright trouble *Access hundreds of newspapers around the world in a matter of seconds *Communicate by e-mail to cut down on irritating phone tag--and expenses! *Write effectively for publication online The book also provides focused descriptions of specific Internet applications and technologies, as well as insight on current Internet trends. Bonus features include the full Associated Press Policy for Using Electronic Services, a comprehensive glossary of terms, and numerous lists of professional and general interest Web sites.


Author Notes

Mary McGuire is Associate Professor of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Linda Stilborne is an Ottawa-based educator, Internet technology consultant, and writer.

Melinda McAdams is Knight Chair Professor of Journalism at the University of Florida.

Laurel Hyatt is a freelance journalist whose work on computer-assisted reporting has received extensive coverage in specialized journals such as Scan .


Reviews 1

Choice Review

McGuire and her editorial team of educators and journalists have made the 2000/2001 edition a major revision. The fine author/topical index reflects the profound changes in the Internet since the original release (1997). Eliminated or reduced are references to such older topics as DejaNews, FTP, gophers, Infoseek, newsgroups, OpenText, and terminal emulation. This edition is impressive in its coverage of the latest tools and trends, including Blackboard.com, Fast Search, e-commerce, portals, MP3, and Real Video. It provides a good introduction for writers or journalists unsophisticated in using the Web as well as a useful resource guide to the technology, standard practices, and information resources for more advanced Web users. A Web site begun with the last edition continues to keep the resources up-to-date. Other printed sources intended to assist journalists and writers researching on the Web and publishing online are Nora Paul's Computer-Assisted Research: A Guide to Tapping Online Information for Journalists (4th ed., 1999), Christopher Callahan's Journalist's Guide to the Internet (1999), and Brant Houston's Computer-Assisted Reporting (2nd ed., 1999). For journalists, many comprehensive portal sites list professional and information-gathering sources: WebSites for Journalists , Resources for Journalists , and Power Reporting . A worthwhile addition to undergraduate libraries seeking to assist journalism and creative writing students with Internet resources and practices. G. B. Thompson; Siena College


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Coming to Terms with Cyberspace
2 Getting the Most Out of the Web
3 Search Strategies and Techniques
4 Beyond Search Engines: The Undiscovered Web
5 Beyond the Web: Finding Sources, More E-mail, Listservs, Newsgroups, and FAQs
6 Managing and Verifying Online Information
7 Writing for the Web
8 Technology Basics
Epilogue
Appendix
Glossary
Index