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  1. 1. Internet FundamentalsLearning to Use the World Wide Web The Internet Teacher
  2. 2. Internet Fundamentals Introduction – The World Wide Web – The Internet Using a Web Browser – Netscape Navigator Finding Information on the Web (Using Effective Search Strategies) – Directories – Search Engines
  3. 3. World Wide Web (WWW) An Introduction– a vast collection of information that’s connected like a web– accessible through the Internet using connections called hyperlinks– view the WWW resources through a program called a Web Browser, such as: Netscape Navigator Internet Explorer
  4. 4. World Wide Web (WWW)– Navigate through the WWW by pointing to and clicking on hyperlinks (underlined or boldfaced words, phrases, icons, or images)– Also called Cyberspace or the Information Superhighway
  5. 5. Often confused…... URL or Email Address?URL - Uniform Resource Locator orWeb AddressExample:http://www.weather.comUsed by Browsers to locate sitesOften confused with Email addressesjohndoe@netscape.net
  6. 6. Entering a URL http://netscape.com Location Box Enter URL’s here (or Web Address)http://netscape.com 6 MDCC Faculty Training - 10/5/99
  7. 7. Sample URL’s (or Internet Addresses)Internet Address or URL Global Domainshttp://www.angelfire.com commercial sitehttp://www.msstate.edu educational inst.http://www.intop.net network organiz.http://www.navy.mil militaryhttp://www.____.org not for profit org.http://www.____.gov gov. agency,dept.
  8. 8. Web PagesWeb Pages - documents on the WWWWritten and constructed using HTMLHTML - Hyper Text Markup Language– a special language <html> or code used to <head> <title>MBJ ONLINE</title> design and publish <base href="http://www.msbusiness.co documents on the m/"> Web </head>
  9. 9. The InternetAn information systemCommunication toolA large network of computer systemsworld wide can be explored by using a Web BrowserServices available through the Internet: Email (Discussion groups,Chat Rooms, etc.) Information search (including research) Education (Online courses; virtual colleges) Entertainment, News, and more…...
  10. 10. Internet FundamentalsUsing aWeb BrowserNetscape Navigator or Internet Explorer
  11. 11. Web BrowsersSoftware programs used toaccess the World Wide Web Netscape NavigatorTwo most popularweb browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer Netscape NavigatorSimilar with slight differences
  12. 12. Internet Fundamentals Using a Web BrowserStarting and stopping the BrowserThe Web Browser’s windowGetting around a “page” and the WWWSaving, printing, and mailing items fromthe WWWBookmarks - Keepingtrack of favorite sitesSetting preferences and options
  13. 13. Internet FundamentalsFinding Information on the Web using Directories Search Engines(Effective Search Strategies)
  14. 14. Internet Fundamentals Searching the WebGuessing Domain Names such as: ibm.com or weather.com maps.com or abcnews.comPerforming Keyword Searches Using Search Engines– Single keyword search (such as tennis)– More exact search results (using 2 or more words, or even a phrase such as women’s tennis) continued...
  15. 15. Internet Fundamentals Searching the WebComplex Search– contains several words, but uses operators such as AND, OR, NOT, and “phrases in quotation marks”Examples:– stock AND quotes– “stock quotes”– orange NOT county– Web OR InternetBe Patient and Persistent!
  16. 16. Internet Fundamentals Search EnginesWhat is a Search Engine ? program that connects you to a data base or Web address used to perform a thorough searchSome Popular Search Engines Alta Vista, Excite, Hotbot, Lycos, InforSeek, etc.Random Browsing (takes too much time)Mark Favorite Sites (bookmark the sites)Use several Search Engines for a thoroughsearch
  17. 17. Internet FundamentalsSome Favorite Search Engines Alta Vista (http://www.altavista.digital.com) Characteristic: returns links to first 10 web sites it finds that match your keyword(s) and up to 19 additional pages of sites Exite (http://www.excite.com) will return a page with links to the first 10 sites it found that match you keyword(s) Hotbot (http://www.hotbot.com)
  18. 18. Internet Fundamentals Search Engines, continued Advice: Make bookmarks for Search Engine SitesSearch Engine Web Address (or URL)Alta Vista http://www.altavista.digital.comExcite http://www.excite.comHotBot http://www.hotbot.comInfoSeek http://www.infoseek.comLycos http://www.lycos.comWebCrawler http://www.webcrawler.com
  19. 19. Internet Fundamentals Search Engine or Directory? What’s the difference?Search Engine - allows you to collectand then browse information from moresources (Excite, AltaVista, InfoSeek, etc.)Directory - generally doesn’t includeevery single web page or resource.Organizes resources of web pages bycategories. (Yahoo!)
  20. 20. Internet Fundamentals Some Favorite DirectoriesDirectory Name Web Address (URL) Yahoo! (favorite) http://www.yahoo.com Magellan http://www.mckinley.com Point http://www.pointcom.com
  21. 21. Internet Fundamentals Built-In Search PagesNetscape and Internet Explorerhave 2 built-in search pages– Netscape or Explorer Icon (upper right)– Search Button (or Icon) on Tool Bar (at top)Easiest way toperform a search N(for beginners especially)
  22. 22. Internet Fundamentals Meta-Search tools Multi-Search Engines – Searches 5 or 6 engines at once – prefer this type of search engine (personally) Recommended Multi-Search Engines MetaCrawler http://www.metacrawler.com Ask Jeeves http://www.askjeeves.com DogPile http://www.dogpile.com
  23. 23. Internet Fundamentals Finding People & BusinessesLooking for Email AddressesLooking for home or businessaddresses or phone numbersSites specializing in Email Addresses:Four11 http://www.four11.comWhoWhere http://www.whowhere.com
  24. 24. Internet Fundamentals Using a Web Browser Start your Web Browser Double-click on your Browser icon on your Desktop. Netscape Communicator.lnk

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