1. INTRODUCTION. What Is the Internet? The History of the Internet. Current Status of the Internet. The Future of the Internet. Implications of the Internet for You. Network Ethics. Privacy. 2. CONDUCTING RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET. Getting and Using an Internet Connection. Acceptable Use Policies. The Logic of Internet Structure. Common UNIX Commands. Research Basics. Research Goals. Areas of the Internet for Research. Weaknesses of the Internet for Research. Research Methods. Primary Research. Archival Research Issues. The Ethics of Data Collection. Ethics and the Internet Culture. Spamming. Research Collaboration. Data Analysis: A Creative Process. Fair Use, Copyright, and Attribution. Research Success Stories. 3. USING RESOURCES. Power Tools and Internet Research. Basics of Electronic Mail. Usenet. Internet Relay Chat (IRC). File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Telnet. Gopher. The World Wide Web (WWW). Applying the Tools. The Internet Treasure Hunt: Learning with the Net. RFCs: Getting More Technical Information. Entertainment and the Internet: Games and MUDs. Notes on Configuring TCP Manager and Windows 3.1 for a SLIP/PPP. Connection. Initial Software Installation. Troubleshooting. 4. THE EVER-MUTATING NET: KEEPING UP WITH CHANGES. Online Resources. Final Considerations: How to Protect Yourself from Online Hazards. Putting It All Together: Harnessing the Total Internet. 5. GLOSSARY. 6. REFERENCES. INDEX.Harris, Cheryl is the author of 'Internet Education A Guide to Doing Research on the Internet' with ISBN 9780534258511 and ISBN 0534258514.