Tips for Using the Internet
Stepping stones through the information swamp
The amount of information on the Internet can be overwhelming, but there are ways of managing your way through the chaos.
This unit provides you with tips about what the Internet is, how to navigate it, and how to judge the accuracy of the information you find.
A Network of Networks
A Brief History of the Internet
Types of Internet Protocols
There's more to the Internet than the World Wide Web FTP, gopher and telnet
Email, newgroups and chat
Multimedia Information Protocol
Hypertext transfer protocol a.k.a. 'The Web'
Browsers and Navigation
MS Internet Explorer and Netscape
Internet Search Services
Search engines, search directories, and meta-search engines
Evaluating Internet Information
'dot com,' 'dot gov' suffixes and country codes explained
GALILEO vs. the Web
GALILEO is found on the Web, but it's not the same as a Web page
Exercise: A Trip Abroad
An exercise on evaluating a URL