Internet Guide to Travel Health

Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9780789018243
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For persons traveling near or far, this useful, easy-to-consult guide identifies dependable Web sites that feature advice, tips, and accurate facts on health issues that can affect travel plans plus information about the latest life-threatening situations occurring throughout the world, such as disease outbreaks, epidemics, and natural disasters.

The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet

Author: Lillian R. Brazin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789015716
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn to identify Internet-based complementary/alternative medicine resources you can trust! This well-organized book takes a commonsense approach to getting the most out of the Internet when it comes to finding reliable information on complementary and alternative medicine. Author Lillian Brazin teaches classes on finding and evaluating health information on the Internet. In this book, she shares her years of experience in using and evaluating medical Internet sites to teach you to spot authoritative resources and avoid misinformation, sales pitches, and out-and-out quackery. In addition to showing you where to find the information you need, this book stresses the importance (the how and why) of working closely with your physician to get the best results from your complementary/alternative medical experience. More than 20 “screen shot” illustrations give you a preview of what to look for on various sites! The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet will show you how to separate the wheat from the chaff when confronted with hundreds of Web sites purporting to provide reliable information. This jargon-free book addresses vital questions, such as: How can I be certain that the information I find is correct? How can I locate a Web site that was recommended to me? How do I start out to research a particular health problem? What do Internet terms like .com, .edu, .gov, listservs, :), BTW, LOL, flames, “netiquette,” etc. mean? This book will also help you understand controversial “hot topics” that include: the Pilates exercise method that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis helped popularize in the 1960s is trendy again, with Pilates studios in most major cities supermarket supplements, such as St. John's wort, gingko biloba, and vitamins A-Z: how can I find out which, if any of them, are for me? the validity of celebrity endorsements for supplements and alternative therapies While providing you with the skills to find the information you seek, this book reflects the author's cautious perspective. The Internet can be frightening and overwhelming because there is so much information to sift through, digest, and evaluate. The Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the Internet (first in the new Internet Guides to Consumer Health Care series from The Haworth Information Press) will help you identify Internet resources for complementary and alternative medicine that you can trust.

Evolving Internet Reference Resources

Author: Rita Pellen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135800995
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Save time and avoid trouble as you search the Internet for reliable resources Evolving Internet Reference Resources provides both beginning and experienced researchers with a comprehensive overview of the key information sources available online in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This invaluable book is your guide to the best free and subscription-based Internet sites and services for 26 diverse subject areas, including law, psychology, rhetoric, LGBT studies, health and medicine, engineering, Asian studies, and computer science. Experts in specific areas review Web sites, meta sites, indexing and abstracting services, directories, portals, databases, and blogs for their accessibility and usability, saving you valuable time and effort in your search for the best academic research and reference resources on the Web. Evolving Internet Reference Resources is your pathfinder for all levels of research in crucial areas of academic and general interest. The book will lead you through the almost overwhelming volume of information available online to help you steer clear of unreliable, untrustworthy, and slipshod material as you search for dictionaries, glossaries, bibliographies, images, book reviews, career information, fieldwork opportunities, biographical sources, timelines and chronologies, audio and video clips, interactive maps, online collections, and much more. Topics covered in Evolving Internet Reference Resources include: significant developments in the availability of art images on the Web how Internet resources have transformed rhetoric, composition, and poetry why free Web sites can sometimes be unreliable organizational strategies for librarians how commercial publishers have acquired some of the best LGBT online resources the potential for Internet resources to enhance social activism in Latin America new approaches taken by librarians in creating online information government agency Web sites online versions of college guides the development of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology the virtual reference shelf available to nursing students and faculty ESL (English as a Second Language) Web sites Evolving Internet Reference Resources is an essential tool for all librarians (academic, school, special, and public), library science faculty, and faculty and students in a wide variety of disciplines.

Handbook of Consumer Behavior Tourism and the Internet

Author: Juline Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136429123
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Make the most of your online business resources The growing acceptance and use of the Internet as an increasingly valuable travel tool has tourism and hospitality businesses taking a critical look at their business-to-customer online environments while pondering such questions as, “How do I get people to visit my Web site?” “Is my Web site attracting the ’right’ kind of e-consumers?” and “How do I turn browsers into buyers?” The Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism, and the Internet analyzes the latest strategies involving Internet business applications that will help you attract—and keep—online travel customers. Researchers from the United States, Europe, and Asia present the latest findings you need to make the right decisions regarding long-term e-commerce development and planning. The Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism, and the Internet examines vital issues affecting the travel and tourism industry from an online perspective. This book analyzes the latest theory and research on general online buyer characteristics, the differences between online and offline consumer behavior, the differences between broadband and narrowband users, the online search process, quality and perception of lodging brands, and Web site design, maintenance, and development. Each section of the book includes a model/diagram that serves as an overview of the topic, followed by a thorough discussion on the topic from several sources. Each section ends with commentary on the areas where future research is needed. The book’s contributors use a variety of research methodologies ranging from qualitative data analyses using artificial neutral network analysis, to experimental design, non-parametric statistical tests, and structural equation modeling. Topics examined in the Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism, and the Internet include: the need for businesses to use internal examinations to determine and meet online consumer needs the emerging field of e-complaint behavior—consumers taking to the Web to voice complaints about travel services how to use e-tools to measure guest satisfaction how to measure consumer reaction to Web-based technology the Internet’s impact on decision making for travel products and how to use e-mail marketing, electronic customer relationship management (eCRM), Web positioning, and search engine placement The Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism, and the Internet is equally valuable as a classroom resource or professional reference, providing up-to-date material on Internet applications and their impact on consumers and e-commerce.

Writer s Market Online

Author: Kirsten Holm
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781582970493
Format: PDF
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Describes thousands of markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests; with information on submission requirements, pay scale, and freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.

Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415542722
Format: PDF
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Give your patrons access to the digital content they need Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an essential guide to the challenges of acquiring, licensing, and managing the electronic access and use of books and journals. Medical librarians working in a variety of settings, including academic health centers, hospital libraries, and government health associations, provide entry-level, mid-career, and experienced librarians with comprehensive information and advice on dealing with electronic resources. This invaluable resource examines a wide range of issues, including collection development, pricing, open access, licensing, remote access, statistics, publisher liability, and the Semantic Web. As healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, and students rely more and more on digital content, medical libraries spend more and more time dealing with the complexities surrounding the use of e-resources. Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries examines the issues they face everyday, including the shift from print to electronic materials, off-campus and cross-campus access, usage statistics, journal pricing, open-access publishing, licensing, collection development, and much more. Topics addressed in Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries include: how to negotiate consortial packages how to use an electronic resource management (ERM) system how to create a portal to share electronic resources how to consolidate costs and provide wide access how open access affects pricing how to establish and maintain access to licensed e-resources how to develop a combined e-journal Web page how off-campus students interact with a full-service document delivery option for electronic journals how to integrate e-resources into an online catalog how to apply emerging Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries and much more Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an invaluable professional guide for medical and academic librarians, and a helpful classroom resource for faculty and students in library schools.

Internet Guide to Travel Health

Author: Elizabeth Connor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135419582
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discover the best Web sites for you and your family’s well-being while traveling! The Internet Guide to Travel Health is your one-stop resource for when you need authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date information for preventing or dealing with illness and injury while traveling in the United States and abroad. For persons traveling near or far, this useful, easy-to-consult guide identifies dependable Web sites with advice, tips, and accurate facts on health issues that can affect your travel plans. You’ll save time and effort when researching the planning, preparation, and preventive measures necessary to stay healthy while traveling. In the Internet Guide to Travel Health, you will discover a wealth of information for maintaining your health and safety throughout your trip. This book offers you Web sites to keep you informed on the latest life-threatening situations occurring throughout the world, such as disease outbreaks, epidemics, and natural disasters. With Internet addresses for what health documents to keep with you at all times, how to find doctors and clinics at your destination, and even what to do in case of a death far from home, this informative guide helps you stay organized, even in an emergency. The Internet Guide to Travel Health provides you with reliable information on: elective and compulsory immunizations, vaccinations, and examinations safety concerns with specific modes of travel—automotive, railways, air travel, cruise ships travel recommendations and accommodations for people with disabilities, seniors, children, people with HIV, and pets specific diseases, conditions, and ailments that can affect travel or be encountered while traveling—from air rage and allergies to West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever interactive tools and real-time travel advice—driving distance calculators, air flight arrival/departure delays, and traffic reports In addition to the Web site listings, the Internet Guide to Travel Health provides numerous screen shots of key Internet resources and an understandable glossary of health- and Internet-related terms. With the myriad of health and safety risks associated with traveling both nationally and internationally, this book is essential for vacationers, business travelers, explorers, and health care professionals who want to stay informed and prepared.