For a good general overview of the Internet, read The Internet for Dummies, 5th Edition, by John Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young (IDG Books, 1995). It's available in almost every bookstore, library, mall, and airport.
If you are just getting started, you use Windows 95, and you don't have an Internet account, get Dummies 101: The Internet for Windows 95, by Margaret Levine Young and Hy Bender (IDG Books, 1996). It comes with software to sign up for an account with AT&T WorldNet, as well as step by step instructions for how to use it. If you use Windows 98, get The Internet For Windows 98 For Dummies (by John, Margy, Carol Baroudi, and Margy's husband Jordan Young) or Dummies 101: The Internet for Windows 98.
Non-Windows 95 people may want to get The Internet for Dummies, 5th Edition, Starter Kit Edition, by John Levine, Carol Baroudi, Margaret Levine Young, and Hy Bender (IDG Books). The book comes with software to sign you up for an Internet account (U.S. only).
If you use Netscape, get Dummies 101: Netscape Navigator or Dummies 101: Netscape Communicator.
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