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AuthorEdwards, Margaret J. A. author
TitleThe Internet for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals [electronic resource] / by Margaret J. A. Edwards
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2002
Edition Third Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0027-4
Descript XII, 138 p. 95 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

New and expanded to reflect changes on the Internet, especially the explosive growth of the World Wide Web, this best-selling book is primer to the Internet for those who have little or no computer experience and a time-saving guide to resources for the more experienced surfer. In plain language it describes the Internet, how it works, and how to use various Internet tools. In addition, it provides an extensive listing of health-related Internet resources accompanied by reviews and descriptions - not just URLs - of dozens of health-related topics. From the online "American Journal of Nursing" to the "Virtual Nursing Centre," this third edition contains hundreds of new sites, as well as an expanded section devoted to the use of search engines.ย The reader will find this directory a treasure trove of information resources available for health care professionals on the Internet. When you need to have up-to-the-minute information at your fingertips, when you need to know about the latest changes in health care reform - that's when you discover the real power of the Internet. It allows you to exchange information with peers around the world instantly, giving you the knowledge edge to keep your nursing or health care practice professional and progressive


CONTENT

1 Introduction -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Getting Connected -- 3 Web Browsersโ{128}{148}The View from the Screen -- II Internet-Based Communication -- 4 Using Electronic Mail (E-mail and Mailing Lists) -- 5 Newsgroups -- 6 Internet Chat -- III Internet-Based Information Access -- 7 Search Engines and Beyond -- 8 Search Strategies and Techniques -- 9 Using and Citing Inform ation from the Internet -- 10 The Future Is Now -- Appendix 1 Under the Hood -- The Gopher -- Gopher Searching -- Veronica and Jughead Searching -- Wais -- Appendix 2 Health-Related Internet Resources -- Profession Specific -- Health-Related Topics -- Online Journals -- Searchable Health-Related Literature Databases


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