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Credo Reference: Contemporary World Issues

Credo Reference- Contemporary World Issues

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Contemporary World Issues Reference Handbooks

Information Overload? The Contemporary World Issues Reference Handbook series is a great gateway through which to begin your research.

The library has a large collection of this series online and in print. You can access the online versions either through the Library Catalog or through Credo Reference.

• Thematic essay and topical entry formats
• Extensive resources for further research
• Coverage of critical issues facing America and the world

• Exhaustive introductory essay
• Chronology of key events, movements, and legislation
• Biographies of important individuals
• Directory of important private organizations and government agencies
• Annotated guide to print and nonprint resources
• Extensive statistical resources in tabular and graph form

Example of a Reference Handbook - Table of Contents

The Internet and Society - Table of Contents

  • 1 Background and History
    • What the Internet and an Intranet Are—and the Internet’s Colorful History
      • What the Internet Is
      • What an Intranet Is
      • The Colorful History of the Internet and Its Increasingly Problematic Future
    • How the Internet Works
      • The General Nature of the Internet
      • Gaining Access
      • Ways to Communicate
      • Publishing on the World Wide Web
      • Creating a Website and Getting a Domain Name Address
      • Navigating the World Wide Web
    • Future Development of the Internet
      • Online Voting and VoIP Long-Distance Telephoning
      • Beating Jetlag with Redefined Internet Videoconferencing
      • Indulging in the Need for Speed with New and Improved Wireless Networks
      • Growing Podcasting
      • Turning to the Web to Watch Television
      • Dual-Core Multi-Processing and 64-Bit Computing
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
    • Internet Users’ Concerns about Privacy, Security, and Trust
      • Concerns about Privacy
      • Concerns about Security
      • Concerns about Trust
    • An Overview of Internet Crimes
      • Internet Crimes Resulting in Harm to Property
      • Internet Crimes Resulting in Harm to Persons
      • Technical Nonoffenses
      • Internet Criminal Liability: Four Elements
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • 3 Worldwide Perspective
    • Cultural Adaptation Factors Influencing the Digital Divide
      • Geographical Factors
      • Socioeconomic Status, Gender, and Life Stage Factors
    • Legal Jurisdictional Adaptation Factors
      • A U.S. Noncomplex Legal Jurisdiction Case in Point
      • The Electronic Frontier and Frontier Justice
    • Governments and Internet-Related Crimes
      • The United States
      • Canada
      • The United Kingdom
      • International Developments: The Convention on Cyber-Crime
    • Culture and the Digital Divide
      • An International Incident
    • Cultural Property and Personal Access
      • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection
      • Censorship of Certain Websites
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • 4 Chronology
    • The Setting
    • The Creative Beginning: The 1970s
    • The Growing-up Years: The 1980s
    • The Booming 1990s
    • Fear of a High-Tech Meltdown: 2001 to the Present
  • 5 Biographical Sketches
    • Tim Bray
    • Sergey Brin and Larry Page
    • Tim Burners-Lee
    • Vinton Cerf
    • Stephen Cook
    • Shawn Fanning
    • David Filo and Jerry Yang
    • William H. Gates
    • James Gosling
    • Steve Jobs
    • Johan Johansen
    • Mers Kutt
    • Mafiaboy
    • Kevin Mitnick
    • Pierre Omidyar
    • Dennis Ritchie
    • Dmitry Sklyarov
    • Ken Thompson
    • Ray Tomlinson
    • Steve Wozniak
    • References
  • 6 Data and Documents
    • Internet Legislation in the U.S.
      • 18 U.S.C.
      • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
      • Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA)
      • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999 (Financial Services Modernization Act)
      • Trademark Law, Patent Law, and the U.S. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999
      • USA Patriot Act of 2001 and Patriot Act II
      • Homeland Security Act of 2002
      • Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2002
      • PROTECT Act of 2003, COPPA of 1998, and CIPA of 2000
      • CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
      • Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2005/2001
    • A Sampling of Recent Internet Crime Cases
      • Russian Computer Hacker Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
      • Creator of Melissa Computer Virus Sentenced to Twenty Months in Federal Prison
      • Disgruntled Philadelphia Phillies Fan Charged with Hacking into Computers Triggering Spam E-Mail Attacks
      • Los Angeles, California, Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in International Computer Hacking and Internet Fraud Scheme
      • U.S. Charges Hacker with Illegally Accessing New York Times Computer Network
      • Justice Department Sues to Halt Alleged Internet Tax Scam
      • Internet Pharmacy Operator Receives 51-Month Prison Sentence
      • First Criminal Defendants Plead Guilty in Peer-to-Peer Copyright Piracy Crackdown
      • Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Prosecution of Major International Spam Operation
      • Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges
    • Data Regarding Internet Use and Prevalence Worldwide
    • References
  • 7 Directory of Organizations
    • Government Agencies
    • Independent Organizations
    • Academic Degrees in Internet Security
  • 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
    • Books
    • Internet-Related Journals and Magazines
      • Journals
      • Magazines
    • Online Newspapers, Scholarly and Literary Journals, and E-Zines
      • URLs of Selected Online Newspapers
      • URLs of Selected Scholarly and Literary Journals
      • URLs of Selected E-Zines
    • Websites
      • Websites of Companies Offering Antivirus Software
      • Websites of Companies Offering Firewalls
      • Websites of Companies Offering Intrusion Detection Systems
      • Websites Related to Sexual Assault, Cyber Pornography, and Cyber Child Pornography
      • Websites Related to Internet Periodicals and Journals
      • Internet-Related Audios, Documentaries, and Films
  • Glossary
  • About the Author

Copyright © 2007 by ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Sample Titles

Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook

Adoption: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

American Families in Crisis: A Reference Handbook

Animal Rights: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook

Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Climate Change: A Reference Handbook

Conflicts over Natural Resources: A Reference Handbook

Corporate Crime: A Reference Handbook

DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook

Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Education in Crisis: A Reference Handbook

Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook

Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

Environmental Justice: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Euthanasia: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Food Safety: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Forest Fires: A Reference Handbook

Gangs: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Genetic Engineering: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Genocide: A Reference Handbook

Global Organized Crime: A Reference Handbook

Global Refugee Crisis: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Globalization: A Reference Handbook

Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook

Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Identity Theft: A Reference Handbook

Illegal Immigration: A Reference Handbook

Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook

Intellectual Property: A Reference Handbook

International Environmental Disputes: A Reference Handbook

Invasion of Privacy: A Reference Handbook

Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook

Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook

Mainline Christians and U.S. Public Policy: A Reference Handbook

Mental Health in America: A Reference Handbook

Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook

Modern Piracy: A Reference Handbook

Modern Sports Ethics: A Reference Handbook

Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

New Slavery: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Obesity: A Reference Handbook

Policing in America: A Reference Handbook

Punishment in America: A Reference Handbook

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook

Rich and Poor in America: A Reference Handbook

Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook

Sentencing: A Reference Handbook

Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook

Sexual Health: A Reference Handbook

Space and Security: A Reference Handbook

Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook

The Internet and Society: A Reference Handbook

The United Nations System: A Reference Handbook

U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook

U.S. Homeland Security: A Reference Handbook

U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook

U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

U.S. Social Security: A Reference Handbook

U.S. Trade Issues: A Reference Handbook

Waste Management: A Reference Handbook

Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook

World Population: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition