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The Internet for Everyone: A Guide for Users and Providers
Richard Wiggins
McGraw-Hill, September 1994 [ISBN 0-07-067019-6 (paper), 0-07-067018-8 (hardcover)]
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    About the Author

    Richard Wiggins manages the Central Systems Services group in the Computer Laboratory at Michigan State University. He coordinates the deployment of MSU's campus-wide information system (CWIS) using Gopher and World-Wide Web. He has been active in the Gopher and WWW communities since early 1992, and organized the first Gopher Workshop in August 1992. He began working with computer networks in 1979 as a consultant helping users of the Merit network. Previously he has contributed to a book on the VM/C MS operating system and to Computer Language magazine and the Internet Letter. He moderates the Usenet News group comp.infosystems.announce.

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    About this Book

    Tap the wealth of information on the Internet with a book that explains how to connect to and navigate the Internet, and also tells you how to become an Internet information provider!

    This comprehensive new guide explains in simple language how to connect to the Internet, how Internet client/server applications such as NCSA Mosaic offer you a simple graphical interface for browsing the net, and how to use index tools such as Veronica a nd WAIS to ease your navigation.

    Besides offering complete information on finding and retrieving information via the Internet, this volume also tells you how to become an Internet information provider:

    Table of Contents

    Here is the Preface

    McGraw-Hill has granted permission for the following chapters to be viewed online. The online versions are for personal individual use, and are not for redistribution.

    You can view these chapters online via the World-Wide Web, using a browser such as NetScape, Mosaic, Cello, or Lynx. If you use a graphical browser (such as NetScape) you will see captured screen images in some examples. Whenever such images represent other online Internet resources, you can click on the image and go to the external online document. Similarly, references to online Internet resources that appear in the text are also shown as links; click on them to jump to the examples referenced. Be careful -- not all resources are available at all times.

    Footnotes appear in the text as hot links as well. A click on the highlighted footnote will take you to the footnote in question. Use the "Back" option to jump back to the main text of the chapter.

    Chapter 18: Electronic Publishing, Virtual Libraries, and the Internet via the Web

    Chapter 23: Building a Campus-Wide Information Service via the Web

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