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Health on the information superhighway.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 1996.ISBN:
  • 0632040726
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 025.0661 20
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Connecting to the Network -- 3. Health-Related Resources -- 4. Libraries and Related Resources -- 5. Commercial Uses of the Net -- 6. Electronic Publishing -- 7. Distributed Teaching Resources -- 8. Setting Up an On-Line Service -- 9. Telnet: Logging into Computer Systems -- 10. Downloading Files: ftp -- 11. Electronic Mail (Email) -- 12. Electronic Mail Lists -- 13. USENET Newsgroups -- 14. Netiquette -- 15. Gopher -- 16. The World Wide Web -- 17. Uniform Resource Locators -- 18. Searching for Information: Indexes and Resource Lists.
Summary: A vast amount of health and care information is available on the Internet. In order to realise the enormous potential for learning, collaboration and communication, we must know how to access and use this valuable resource. Health on the Internet is an essential guide to the Internet for all health care professionals who want to update their knowledge and expertise. It provides a detailed introduction to the Internet and its information systems, how to connect, find a resource and bring it one's own desktop. The book gives guidance on understanding and using the World Wide Web and includes up-to-date details on information systems from a wide range of institutions including the World Health Organisation. The book is organised into chapters based on either concepts or utilities. It offers practical advice for any user, explaining how to use a Uniform Resource Locator, send an email or download a file. It also focuses specifically on health, illustrating health care resources and nursing information systems including NURSE, NIGHTINGALE and MIDWIFE.
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Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Two Week Loan Two Week Loan College Lane Learning Resources Centre Main Shelves 025.0661 ANT (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 440356517X
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

1. Introduction -- 2. Connecting to the Network -- 3. Health-Related Resources -- 4. Libraries and Related Resources -- 5. Commercial Uses of the Net -- 6. Electronic Publishing -- 7. Distributed Teaching Resources -- 8. Setting Up an On-Line Service -- 9. Telnet: Logging into Computer Systems -- 10. Downloading Files: ftp -- 11. Electronic Mail (Email) -- 12. Electronic Mail Lists -- 13. USENET Newsgroups -- 14. Netiquette -- 15. Gopher -- 16. The World Wide Web -- 17. Uniform Resource Locators -- 18. Searching for Information: Indexes and Resource Lists.

A vast amount of health and care information is available on the Internet. In order to realise the enormous potential for learning, collaboration and communication, we must know how to access and use this valuable resource. Health on the Internet is an essential guide to the Internet for all health care professionals who want to update their knowledge and expertise. It provides a detailed introduction to the Internet and its information systems, how to connect, find a resource and bring it one's own desktop. The book gives guidance on understanding and using the World Wide Web and includes up-to-date details on information systems from a wide range of institutions including the World Health Organisation. The book is organised into chapters based on either concepts or utilities. It offers practical advice for any user, explaining how to use a Uniform Resource Locator, send an email or download a file. It also focuses specifically on health, illustrating health care resources and nursing information systems including NURSE, NIGHTINGALE and MIDWIFE.