Chapter 8 The Internet and the World Wide Web. Learning Objectives. Discuss how the Internet evolved and what it is like today. Identify the various types of individuals, companies, and organizations involved in the Internet community and explain their purposes.
The Internet and the World Wide Web
Discuss how the Internet evolved and what it is like today.
Identify the various types of individuals, companies, and organizations involved in the Internet community and explain their purposes.
Describe device and connection options for connecting to the Internet, as well as some considerations to keep in mind when selecting an ISP.
Understand how to effectively search for information on the Internet and how to properly cite Internet resources.
List several useful things that can be done using the Internet, in addition to basic browsing and e-mail.
Discuss censorship and privacy and how they are related to Internet use.
Use phrase searching (more than one keyword)
Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
Use multiple search sites
Use appropriate keywords
Use synonyms (different words that mean the same thing)
Use variant word forms (variations of your keywords, alternate spellings, etc.)
Use wildcards (such as * to search for keyword patterns)
Use field searches (searches limited to a particular characteristic, such as page title, page text, URL, or domain)
To avoid plagiarism, proper citation procedures should be used for all Internet content used in a paper, book, or on a Web site
Plagiarism is discussed in more detail in Chapter 16
The Web is a useful tool for locating product and corporate information, as well as governmental information and publications
Evolution of the Internet
Getting Set Up to Use the Internet
Searching the Internet
Beyond Browsing and E-Mail
Censorship and Privacy Issues