How to use the Internet to find the prostate cancer information you want
(Even if you don't own a computer)
With some tips for veterans too
The sheer amount of information on the Internet and the Web can overwhelm some people and cause them to give up.
Even using a search engine can be daunting. For example, when I put "prostate cancer" (without the quotes) into the Google search engine on 7/27/01, it gave me
about 418,000 pages to select from.
Is it any wonder so many people give up?
How to survive it
Because I now live my life with Phoenix5 and on the Net and searching the Web, I gave a talk to our local (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) support group on this very subject. For the talk, I created a 10-page primer (with graphics) for them to follow along and then take home. It covered not only the basics but tips on how to narrow a search so you don't have to wade through 418,000 pages and can stand a better chance of finding what you want.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 - Introduction and table of contents
(by the page)
2 - Q&A about the Net, the Web and access
3 - Example of a Web page (a local library)
4 - Navigation, links and a search engine
5 - Example: a search for prostate cancer
6 - 441,000 Hits? How to narrow the search
7 - How to narrow it again, with an example
8 - Example of a page found and explained
9 - Finding the item down in the page
10 - Navigating & more searching tips
PDF DOCUMENT FOR PRINTING
The original primer is available for printing as a PDF document. Graphics are larger in the primer. Permission is granted to reproduce providing the document remains intact. Click here to view but see below to save.
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