The Internet for Writers

The Internet for Writers

by John Ralph

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Overview

Teach Yourself The Internet for Writers offers a comprehensive introduction to the Internet for all kinds of writers. It provides the technical detail essential to use the World Wide Web to its best advantage for conducting research,making contacts,and finding reference materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780658015939
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
What a writer gains from the Internetvii
What the Internet isviii
What this book is notix
1Overview of the Internet1
1.1Newsgroups1
1.2The World Wide Web12
1.3E-mail lists17
1.4Web communities21
1.5IRC24
1.6ICQ25
1.7File Transfer Protocol (FTP)26
1.8ISP forums27
Summary28
2Writing techniques29
2.1Newsgroups32
2.2The World Wide Web34
2.3E-mail lists36
2.4Newsletters40
2.5ISP forums43
Summary44
3Web search engines45
3.1Logical or Boolean operators46
3.2Various search engines and using them49
3.3When one engine just is not enough63
3.4General search tips67
Summary70
4Internet research71
4.1Reliable information73
4.2Newsgroups73
4.3Universities, dictionaries and encyclopaedias75
4.4FTP sites77
4.5Gutenberg83
4.6E-mail lists84
4.7Standard e-mail85
4.8Internet Relay Chat88
4.9CD-ROMs88
4.10Online newspapers91
Summary97
5Electronic publishing98
5.1Web pages99
5.2Ezines and magazines101
5.3Mass market magazines103
5.4Collaboration105
5.5Publishing108
5.6E-books114
5.7Printed books119
5.8Rights sales122
5.9Adobe Acrobat123
Summary125
6Serious matters126
6.1Sites offering work127
6.2Security130
6.3Copyright138
6.4Conclusion143
Summary147
Appendices
1How to get on the Internet148
What you need148
UK Internet Service Providers150
US Internet Service Providers155
E-mail accounts156
Software158
2Glossary162
3Newsletters, communities, mailing lists172
4Site lists187
Index211

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