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Discovering the Internet: Complete, 5th Edition

  • Jennifer Campbell
  • ISBN-10: 1285845404
  • ISBN-13: 9781285845401
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

DISCOVERING THE INTERNET: COMPLETE CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES, Fifth 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 book unique, and with content on e-business, social media, and technologies of the Internet, students will receive both basic and technical coverage of Internet concepts and skills.


  • 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.

  • 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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.

New to this edition

  • Screenshots, concepts, and hands-on exercises within the chapter have been made to be more device- and platform-independent to appear to a wide audience of students.
  • 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.
  • Many marginal elements include search terms to encourage students to research further to expand on concepts and find the latest about Internet tools and trends.
  • Additional topics include: VoIP, video calling, data caps, mobile hotspots, sharing information and webpages using connectivity tools, managing plug-ins and add-ons, Big Data, electronic profiles, Internet communications tools (FaceTime, Skype, texting), social research tools, mobile and third-party payment websites and apps, mobile security threats, and Consumer to Consumer e-business.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1285845420 | ISBN-13: 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.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero┬« Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980433 | ISBN-13: 9781285980430)