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Internet Basics09

  1. 1. Welcome to Internet Basics Ewing Branch Library Computer Training 2009
  2. 2. What is the Internet? <ul><li>A system connecting computers around the world using TCP/IP, which stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, a set of standards for transmitting and receiving digital data. </li></ul><ul><li>The World Wide Web is only one part of the Internet, which also includes other communications standards (protocols) for transferring files and e-mail. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The World Wide Web <ul><li>The World Wide Web is comprised of millions of different web sites, all of which are identified by a unique address, called a URL. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is a URL? </li></ul><ul><li>A URL (or uniform resource locator) is the unique address of any Web page on the World Wide Web. Here’s an example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Often, when you go to the very first page of a Web site, called the home page , there's no path or filename. </li></ul><ul><li>An example is </li></ul><ul><li>www.amazon.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. www.amazon.com The suffix at the end of the URL means one of several things: .org organization .gov government .edu education .com company
  7. 7. <ul><li>So, how do you get on to the World Wide Web? </li></ul>
  8. 8. A web browser is software that provides access to the World Wide Web. Internet Explorer , Netscape Navigator , and Firefox are some popular browsers .
  9. 9. <ul><li>The first page you get to on the Web is the page that has been programmed into the computer you’re on. </li></ul><ul><li>At the library, this page is the home page of the library’s web site. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Click Blue E, press enter </li></ul>
  11. 11. SCROLLING <ul><li>Short or long scroll bar </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages can be long! </li></ul><ul><li>Up arrow, down arrow </li></ul><ul><li>*Arrows mean more choices* </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll wheel </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spot the Links You can tell whether an item on a page is a link by moving the mouse pointer over the item. If the pointer changes to a hand, then the item is a link. A link can be a picture, a three-dimensional image, or colored text
  13. 13. TOOLBAR The Microsoft Internet Explorer toolbar consists of buttons and icons that make browsing faster and easier. On the Toolbar is the Address Bar , which is what you use to type in the exact URL of a web site you’d like to visit. The toolbar is part of the browser software, not the web page.
  14. 14. The Back Button <ul><li>Use this button to go back to the last page you viewed. </li></ul><ul><li>a list of all the pages you’ve viewed, click on the star all the way to the left, then click on History on the right side. When you use the drop down box you will have many options for viewing the web sites you’ve visited. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Practice – It can be fun! <ul><li>Some Websites to get you started </li></ul><ul><li>www.cnn.com Continually updated world news </li></ul><ul><li>www.weather.com </li></ul><ul><li> Local, national, and international </li></ul><ul><li>weather—and more </li></ul><ul><li>www.ipl.org </li></ul><ul><li>A world of information! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Print a web page! <ul><li>File on menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>Print Preview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many pages? 1 of 2 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you for your time! <ul><li>Evaluation form </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul><ul><li>www.mcl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Weblinks- Computer tutorials </li></ul>

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