Sociology on the Web is directed at those who want to be able to access sociology Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality sociology Internet related resources likely to be useful for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages.
In addition to extensive coverage of topics relating to the efficient location of files and Web sites, Part III provides a substantial and annotated list of high quality resources likely to be of use to students of sociology.
The work is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users, and be of continuing use over the course of higher education studies.
Preface Part I: Web Resource 1. Introductory Glossary 2. Web Addresses: What's in a URL 3. Evaluating and Referencing Internet Resources Evaluation: Introduction Evaluation Criteria Referencing Internet Materials Resource Type Referencing Part II: Locating Internet Resources 4. Indexing the Internet: Subject Directories, Gateways and Search Engines Subject Directories and Gateways Search Engines and Indexing Search Engine Automated Indexing of the Web Main Search Engine Types 5. Search Engines: Standard Searches Search Engine Strategy Preparing Your Browser Basic Searches with Altavista Some Terminology Basic Searches Google Summary Remarks on Basic Searching 6. Search Engines: Advanced Searches Logical Operators Parentheses Google Advanced Search 7. Mailing Lists Introduction Locating Lists Basic Mailing List Command Settings Part III: Subject Directory 8. Sociology Internet Resources 9. Sociology Subject Directory Part IV: Sundry Matters 10. Compiling Web Pages: The Essentials Introduction Tools html or Hypertext Markup Language Page Layout Tables Margins Page Background Page Length Page Authorship/Dating Navigation and Hyperlinks Basic Considerations of Web Page/Web Site Design 11. Miscellaneous Computing Matters Keyboard Shortcuts Viruses Frames, Bookmarking, and URLS Clearing Your Tracks: Your PC and Personal Privacy Downloading, Installing and Uninstalling Software Creating a Folder Web References: Computers and Internet 12. Browser Features and Customisation Home Page Links Toolbar Buttons Adding the Google Toolbar to IE Saving Files with the Browser Bookmarks/Favorites Saving Bookmarks and Favorites 13. Glossary Index