ERIC Number: ED382226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Internet Compendium: Subject Guides to Health and Science Resources.
Rosenfeld, Louis; And Others
This guide describes and evaluates the Internet's health and science resources by subject. It offers information on a multitude of listservs; Usenet newsgroups; forums; electronic journals; topical mailing lists; text archives; Freenets; bulletin boards; FAQs; newsletters; real-time chats; databases; and library catalogs. From alternative medicine to virtual reality technology and applications, nearly every branch of scientific study as well as numerous related topics of interest is covered. Internet users can draw upon this resource to find up-to-the-minute information about a wide range of subjects, including: aerospace; AIDS information; animal rights; biology; biomedical ethics; computer science; environmental studies; high energy astrophysics; science grant listings; mathematics; nursing; veterinary science; genetics; archaeology; and more. The volume is divided into easy-to-use, fully indexed subject guides that allow access to exact topics and provides a critical analysis of the content. Information is provided on everything the novice Internet user needs to know to get started: navigating traditionally with Telnet; FTP (File Transfer Protocol); ways of efficiently searching with Gopher, World Wide Web; and looking for information with Archie, Veronica, Jumpstation, and WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers). (Author/MAS)
Descriptors: Health, Indexes, Internet, Online Searching, Resource Materials, Sciences, Telecommunications
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 ($75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related guide on humanities, see IR 055 520. For related guide on social sciences, business, and law, see ED 380 143.