Biosciences on the Internet: A Student's Guide

Georges Dussart

  • 出版商: Wiley
  • 出版日期: 2002-04-29
  • 售價: $950
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$931
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 342
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0471498424
  • ISBN-13: 9780471498421
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The internet is becoming increasingly important as a reference tool, with many students using it as their first choice of resource material. However, as the scope of the internet grows, so does the need for a concise, accessible guide to help students access, manage and cirrectly cite online resource material. Biosciences on the Internet: A Student's Guide is aimed specifically at students in the biological sciences, providing them with practical information and support to help identify good, reliable information, and guidance in administering the organisation of their searches.

This simple guide will help bioscience students to access the information they need on the internet and help to make the most efficient and effective use of their time online. Starting with an overview of the origins and history of the internet, subsequent chapters look at accessing relevant websites, how to record and organise material, how to recognise copyright and pagiarism issues and how to evaluate and navigate round websites. Information is also given on how to construct personal websites.

This book will be invaluable to all undergraduate students within the biological sciences who are looking for a practical guide to using the internet in support of their course assignments.

Biosciences on the Internet: A Student's Guide:

  • is a friendly, comprehensive guide providing bioscience undergraduates with practical advice on sourcing, retrieving and utilising information on the internet
  • includes numerous images and illustration to help students grasp key concepts and navigate successfully through the text
  • offers a supplementary website, including relevant links

Table of Contents



Part 1 Teaching and learniing in relation to the internet

Approaching the internet

Getting access to the internet

Citation guidelines for the use of internet materials by students

Evaluation of software and web sites

Search Engines


Approaches to preparing a biosciences assignment

Pinching materials from the web

Websites which present the work of students

Part 2 Examples of searches


Examples of a university web site

A typical general search - the wreck of the Sea Empress

Searching a typical government site - mad cow disease

Using the web for bioscience shopping

Whaling - freedom of enquiry

Searching via research groups

Part 3 Final Destinations

An eclectic list of web sites

Websites for the school syllabus


Appendix: Getting the Computer Going