Psychology on the Web: A Student Guide is directed at those who want to be able to access psychology Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality psychology related Internet resources likely to be useful for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages.
Whilst the author has drawn on a large volume of technical literature, it is written on the basis of practical experience acquired over many years of using Internet resources in the context of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences covering a wide range of topic specialisms, and in informing academic staff. 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 psychology.
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.
Table of Contents
PART I: WEB RESOURCES.
1. Introductory Glossary.
2. Web Addresses: What’s in an URL.
3. Evaluating and Referencing Internet Resources.
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.
Basic Searches Google.
Summary Remarks on Basic Searching.
6. Search Engines: Advanced Searches.
Google Advanced Search.
7. Mailing Lists.
Basic Mailing List Command Settings.
PART III: SUBJECT DIRECTORY.
8. Psychology Internet Resources.
9. Psychology Subject Directory.
PART IV: SUNDRY MATTERS.
10. Compiling Web Pages: The Essentials.
html or Hypertext Markup Language.
Navigation and Hyperlinks.
Basic Considerations of Web Page/Web Site Design.
11. Miscellaneous Computing Matters.
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.
Links Toolbar Buttons.
Adding the Google Toolbar to IE.
Saving Files with the Browser.
Saving Bookmarks and Favorites.