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Sociology on the Web

A Student Guide, 1st Edition

By Stuart Stein


208 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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


Google Advanced Search

7. Mailing Lists


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



html or Hypertext Markup Language

Page Layout



Page Background

Page Length

Page Authorship/Dating

Navigation and Hyperlinks

Basic Considerations of Web Page/Web Site Design

11. Miscellaneous Computing Matters

Keyboard Shortcuts


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


Saving Bookmarks and Favorites

13. Glossary


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General