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Discovering the Internet 5th Edition

Jennifer Campbell

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DISCOVERING THE INTERNET, 5th Edition, provides a hands-on introduction to the latest Internet concepts and skills to help students become digitally literate computer users. Societal coverage makes this product unique, and with content on e-business, social media, and Internet technologies, students will receive basic and technical coverage of Internet concepts and skills.

Jennifer Campbell,

In addition to this fifth edition of Discovering the Internet, Jennifer T. Campbell is the author of the Cengage textbooks: Web Design: Introductory; Microsoft Expression Web: Introductory; Computer Literacy BASICS: Microsoft Office 2007 Companion; and Microsoft Office Quick Reference Pocket Guide, as well as a contributing author for Discovering Computers. Jennifer has been involved in computer textbook publishing as an editor, author, and marketing manager; she holds a B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary.
  • Offers extensive hands-on activities throughout the text that allow students to explore and apply the concepts taught in the book.
  • Increased focus on providing students with research skills, including suggestions for search topics to expand on concepts or find the most recent information about a topic.
  • Reinforces Internet concepts and skills with comprehensive end-of-chapter exercises that require critical thinking. New to this edition, the end-of-chapter exercises are device- and platform-independent, and are categorized into key critical thinking areas, such as Trends and Research.
  • Revised to make concepts and activities device- and platform-independent to be accessible to all students.
  • Contains seven chapters and one appendix that provide thorough coverage of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
  • Provides a broad understanding of the most up-to-date functions, Internet resources, and topics such as SEO, RWD, connectivity, social media, communication tools, and RSS.
  • Security topics include Big Data, monitoring your electronic profile, privacy, risks, and safeguards.
  • Researching the Internet coverage includes evaluating sources, respecting copyrights, and identifying fair use materials.

Discovering the Internet: Brief


1. Into the Internet.
2. Browsing the Web.
3. Searching the Web.
4. Communicating Online.
5. Getting More Out of the Internet.
6. Understanding Internet Technologies and Security.
7. Understanding E-Business.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Resource Web Site

ISBN: 9781285845425
Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids. This IR will include Chapter Reinforcement Exercises and Data Files for students, Figure Files, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Solutions to Exercises, Syllabus, and ExamView test banks.