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  1. Adrian W. Bowman1,
  2. Ewan Crawford1,
  3. James Currall1,
  4. Stuart G. Young2

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a14018

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Bowman, A. W., Crawford, E., Currall, J. and Young, S. G. 2005. Internet. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


The internet (lower case i) is the world's biggest computer network connecting millions of computers worldwide. The Internet (upper case I) is a term describing what can be done over the internet. It opens up new vistas for academics, the business community, and the general public, providing easier access to information and faster means of communication.


  • software;
  • e-mail;
  • file transfer;
  • World Wide Web;
  • browser;
  • search engine;
  • intranet;
  • clinical trial management