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The Internet handbook for writers, researchers, and journalists

Author: Mary McGuire
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2000/2001 edView all editions and formats
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A reference guide designed to help writers, researchers, journalists, and students take full advantage of the resources that are available on the Internet; includes information on developing effective search strategies, generating leads and making contacts, citing online references, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary McGuire
ISBN: 1572305509 9781572305502
OCLC Number: 42863288
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ch. 1. Coming to Terms with Cyberspace --
Beyond the hype: What's really available on the Net? --
Internet tools: Keys to unlock the world of information --
Challenges and opportunities in electronic communications --
Ch. 2. Getting the Most Out of the Web --
WWW: An overview --
Browsers --
Navigating basics --
Portal sites --
Dancing with your browser: Other Internet applications --
Desktop videoconferencing --
Ch. 3. Search Strategies and Techniques --
Searching the Web for information --
Subject directories --
a bird's-eye view --
Focus on. UnCover Web --
Search engines --
the most comprehensive results --
Metasearch tools --
Starting pages for journalists --
a place to browse --
Comparing search tools --
Ch. 4. Beyond Search Engines: The Undiscovered Web --
Ch. 5. Beyond the Web: E-Mail; Finding Sources; Listservs, Newsgroups, and FAQs --
Electronic mail as a research tool --
Finding people and experts on the Net --
Listservs and newsgroups --
Conducting interviews online --
Getting the FAQs --
Ch. 6. Managing and Verifying Online Information --
Evaluating information resources --
Managing information overload --
How to organize a hotlist --
Focus on. Bookmark organizers and Net search assistant software --
Personalized news --
Managing e-mail overload --
Personal information managers --
Keeping up to date --
Ch. 7. Writing for the Web --
What is HTML? --
Basic HTML tags --
Focus on. Making a Web page yourself --
Web graphics --
HTML editor software --
Designing Web content --
How to write for the Web --
Putting your own Web pages online --
How to publicize your Web site --
Ch. 8. Technology: Beyond the Basics --
Getting connected --
High-speed modems --
Client/server computing --
the skinny --
Browser plug-ins --
Offline browsers --
Downloading software --
Compressed files --
Computer viruses --
Epilogue --
App. A. Resources on the Web --
App. B. Citing online sources --
App. C. Copyright issues --
App. D. Associated Press policy for using electronic services --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Mary McGuire [and others].
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