1999 Canadian Internet New User's Handbook


226 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-13-974957-8
DDC 004.67'8




Reviewed by Jeffrey Moon

Jeffrey Moon is head of the Documents Reference/Data Centre at Queen’s


This guide is one of the latest additions to the growing stable of
Canadian Internet handbooks and guides produced by Jim Carroll and Rick
Broadhead. In fact, these authors have at least eight Internet titles
currently in print.

The 1999 Canadian Internet New User’s Handbook is aimed at “normal,
average, everyday Canadians who simply want to know about the
Internet.” This audience won’t be disappointed. To start, neophyte
and “not-yet” users are taken on a cross-country tour of Canadian
Internet sites. The “whistle stops” on this tour are distinctly
Canadian in content and provide a good feel for the range of
information, resources, and services available on the Internet. The book
is full of informative sidebars, effective analogies, and informal,
jargon-free prose. Given the target audience, the appropriate bases are
covered: understanding the Internet, plugging in, Internet
communication, searching, and building a Web site. Sample screen images
suffer from small print, particularly in the “location” (URL) box;
fortunately, the authors provide a list of “cited sites” at the end
of each chapter. A glossary and detailed index are provided.


Carroll, Jim, and Rick Broadhead., “1999 Canadian Internet New User's Handbook,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2427.