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Contents Chapter One: The Internet Defined What Can You Find Out There? Where to Start? Terms to Know Working on the Web The Secrets of URLs Structure of a URL Understanding URLs and Domain Names Domain Levels URL Suffixes Dynamically Generated URLs Keeping Track of Valuable Resources Browser Bookmarks Toolbar Bookmarks Installing Toolbars Social Bookmarks More Tips for Online Researchers Chapter Two: Conducting Basic Searches Introduction to Search Engines How to Use Queries to Get Results The Basics on Basic Word Searches Single Keyword Searches Tips on Using Keywords in Basic Searches More Notes on Basic Searches Moving Beyond Basic Queries Wildcards Phrase Searches Common or "Stop" Words Using Boolean Operators Proximity Searches Other Special Operators Chapter Three: Conducting Advanced Searches Advanced Search Features Find Results Language File Format Date Numeric Range Occurrences Domain Usage Rights SafeSearch Page-Specific Search Topic-Specific Searches Country Subscriptions Advanced Searches Using Other Search Engines How to Use the Metasearch Engines Chapter Four: Evaluating Websites Domain Names The Website Home Page Website Sponsors Timeliness of the Information Gauging Objectivity Verifying the Reliability of Sources Websites That Require Registration Logging In to a Site Secure and Nonsecure Sites Chapter Five: The World of Hyperlinks Subject Directories Commercial Subject Directories Hyperlink Identification Shortcut Academic Subject Directories Webrings Chapter Six: Digging In: The Best Websites to Begin Your Research A Note about Libraries Suggested Online Resources Searchable Databases Encyclopedias Libraries and Archives Reference Sources Government Websites Business Genealogy Health and Medicine History Law Politics News Sources Religion and Spirituality Sciences Statistics Researching Primary Sources Historical Maps Chapter Seven: Searching for People and Places Searching for People Specialty Searches Paid-Search Websites Searching Public Records Finding Experts Searching Blogs Researching Places Maps as Research Travel Sites Virtual Tours Other Sources Chapter Eight: Accessing Special Search Areas Researching Current Events News Resources Online News RSS Feeds Feed Readers Subscribing to Individual RSS Feeds Subject Directory Feeds News Aggregator RSS Feeds Online Newsletters and Ezines Online Groups The Future of Current Events Accessing Academic Scholarship Accessing the Deep Web What Makes Up the Deep Web How to Use the Deep Web Chapter Nine: Searching for Images, Audio Files, and Video Files Introduction to Online Images Image Clarity: PPI and BBP File Size: Kb and MB Searching for Images How to Interpret Image Search Results Saving Online Images Copyrights and Fees Where to Look Search Engines That Handle Images Google and Yahoo! Advanced Image Search Commercial Websites for Online Image Searches Low- or No-Cost Online Image Searches Resources in the Online Audio and Video World Searching Online Archives and Collections Using Search Engines to Find Audio and Video Files Chapter Ten: Research Skills for Writers How to Do Market Research Market Research for a Book Proposal Market Research for Magazine Articles Publications for Writers and Publishers Organization and Association Resources Helpful Websites for Writers and Freelancers Background Research Tips for Writers Bringing People to Life Historical Background Chapter Eleven: Permissions and Copyright Issues The Doctrine of "Fair Use" How Fair Use Helps You Publishers' Generally Accepted Guidelines Regarding Fair Use Introduction to U.S. Copyright Law How Copyright Law Works Examples of Online Material and Copyright Status Permissions and How to Obtain Them How to Conduct an Informal Search for Copyright Status Locating the Copyright Owner and Requesting Permission Information You Need to Provide Specific Concerns Permissions for Images How to Cite Online Sources Chapter Twelve: Concluding Your Research How Do You Know When You Have Enough Research? How Long Should Research Take? Research Phases Tips for Tight Deadlines Ever Onward Glossary Index
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Computer network resources.
Web sites -- Directories.