Student's Guide to the Internet (1998 MLA Updated Edition)

Student's Guide to the Internet (1998 MLA Updated Edition)

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This small, easy-to-read guide explains how to connect to the Internet through university computer systems, including those with PPP or SLIP connections suitable for full-graphical interface and also older text-only, time-sharing systems. It details through discussion and demonstrations the information students need to know to begin exploring the information superhighway. All major Internet protocols are covered, beginning with electronic mail and continuing with group communication mediums such as Usenet and MUSHes. The World Wide Web is emphasized, with research demonstrations and instruction in authoring Web pages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 2nd edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130965901
  • 9780130965905

Table of contents

Introduction: what is the Internet?; getting connected. Communicating with others: electronic mail; LISTSERVs - Internet discussion groups; Usenet newsgroups; real-time communication. Searching for information: World Wide Web; authoring World Wide Web pages; gopher; file transfer protocol (FTP); Telnet. Appendices: hints for searching the Internet; citing Internet sources; additional sources of information.show more