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2 hour instruction on using Web Basics. Used as a computer class taught at a public library computer lab. Last revised 6/06.

2 hour instruction on using Web Basics. Used as a computer class taught at a public library computer lab. Last revised 6/06.

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  • Created by Lisa Lindsay for Sunnyside Regional Library of Fresno County Public Library. Updated April 2006 This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/ or send a letter to creative commons, 559 North Abbott Way Stanford California 94305, USA
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    • 1. WWW Basics Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
    • 2. Class Goals <ul><li>We will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the WWW is used for. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to do different types of searches. </li></ul></ul>
    • 3. Common Terms <ul><li>World Wide Web or WWW is a series of computers connected together across the world to share information. The Web is also called the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>A “URL” or “Web Address” is where a page is located. </li></ul><ul><li>A browser (like Internet Explorer) is a software program that allows easy use of the web. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Home Page ” is a start page or 1 st page. </li></ul>
    • 4. Who do you trust on the Internet? <ul><li>The WWW includes information on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of what the web is used for: Email, genealogy, commerce etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Searching can be like finding a needle in a haystack. (Some good mixed in with lots of garbage.) </li></ul>
    • 5. First Mistake to Avoid <ul><li>Making a mistake when typing a web address is like dialing a wrong number so when you get an error screen you must figure out where your mistake is. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice fixing your error in the address box without retyping the whole thing by using both the mouse and arrow keys with the delete button. </li></ul>
    • 6. What an Error Message Looks Like
    • 7. Second Mistake to Avoid <ul><li>Typing the wrong things in the wrong boxes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the address box when you have a web address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the subject search box when you are trying to find information about a subject or figure out a specific website URL. </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Address Box <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.fresnolibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// lii.org </li></ul>
    • 9. The Address Box
    • 10. Search Box <ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>bulldogs football </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetarian Restaurants in Fresno </li></ul>
    • 11. What to look for on the screen <ul><li>When a picture or set of words links to another site it is called a hyperlink. The mouse arrow will look like a hand. Select any hyperlink to see where it takes you. </li></ul><ul><li>The back button is a way to figure out where you were. Select this to move backwards. </li></ul>
    • 12. Choosing a Search Method <ul><li>Internet Directories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well organized indexes that allow you to browse through lists of sites by topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by people (not always updated) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer websites in their databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Librarians Internet Index ( http:// lii.org ) </li></ul>
    • 13. Librarians’ Internet Index
    • 14. Choosing a Search Method <ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed after Internet Directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow you to use keywords to search millions of pages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow both simple and advanced (“Boolean”) search techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are indexed electronically by spiders or web crawlers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Google ( www.google.com ) </li></ul>
    • 15. Google
    • 16. Find it! <ul><li>What was the estimated financial cost to the U.S. of the Vietnam War? </li></ul>
    • 17. Find it! <ul><li>Information on each California Mission with pictures. </li></ul>
    • 18. Find it! <ul><li>Words to the song “Blue Moon” by Elvis Presley. </li></ul>
    • 19. Find it! <ul><li>What is the name of the most recent book by Alexander McCall-Smith? </li></ul>
    • 20. Find it! <ul><li>Find instructions on how to dance the Charleston. </li></ul>
    • 21. Important Reminders <ul><li>Become familiar with a couple of web directories and search engines. </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful what information you trust -- consider who created a specific website . </li></ul><ul><li>Learn search strategies. (Take the advanced WWW course taught at Sunnyside.) </li></ul><ul><li>Make your searches specific. </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T GIVE UP </li></ul>
    • 22. Creative Commons License <ul><li>Adapted from a workshop created by Kate Holes for the Hibbing Public Library (MN). </li></ul><ul><li>Updated April 2006 by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS of Fresno County Public Library. </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ </li></ul>

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