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View Resource InterNIC 15 Minute Series

The InterNIC and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, announce the 15 Minute Series, available after August 30, 1996. A collection of free, modular, and extensible training materials for the research and education community, formatted in both Microsoft PowerPoint and HTML, the training modules offer mini slide presentations on...
View Resource The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette

For those new to the Internet, or for people helping them, "The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette" offers general guidelines on the proper use of Internet resources. Topics covered include: email, telnet, FTP, USENET, and WWW, as well as the Ten Commandments from the Computer Ethics Institute. For each Internet technology, basic user information is given, as well as links to more detailed...
View Resource The Whole Internet... By E-Mail

"Dr. Bob" Rankin has recently updated "The Whole Internet... By E-Mail," a comprehensive guide for using email to access all types of Internet sites. The guide provides examples of email access to information available on FTP, Gopher, WWW, Usenet, WAIS, Listserv, Finger, and "Directory Assistance" (Whois and Netfind) sites. If a user lacks full Internet connectivity but wishes to take advantage of...
View Resource Minding the Web to Keep Current on the Internet

The February 1998 End User's Corner discusses techniques and strategies for keeping track of changes on one's favorite sites. Reviewing the popular Web resources, the article discusses how users can make sure they are notified when the content of Web pages change.
View Resource Becoming WebWise

Sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Becoming Webwise is an online course for the novice Internet user that wants to learn at his/her own pace. The course consists of eight sections that take users through the Internet basics in a simple and easy-to-follow format. Becoming WebWise covers topics such as getting connected, emailing, searching, bookmarking, creating address books,...
View Resource The Internet Language Dictionary

Offered by, this site is an online dictionary containing thousands of popular Internet words and definitions that describe the technology and community of the World Wide Web. This site is easily navigable, and users can access definitions by clicking on the terms of their choice. All Internet users, from the novice to the advanced, may find this site worth exploring.
View Resource Welcome to the Web

Welcome to the Web is a great place to learn the basics of using the Internet and the World Wide Web. It is tailored to children, but if inexperienced adults can get past the cartoon drawings, anyone can benefit from the site. The first section provides an overview of the Internet and some terminology. Next is a section on guestbooks, followed by an overview of Web browsers. "Searching the Net"...
View Resource Internet Guide

The Internet Guide is a no-nonsense site intended for Internet newbies. It consists of several short articles that discuss the basics of Internet navigation, common terms and phrases, Netiquette, and much more. Some specific technologies are also mentioned, such as Telnet and newsgroups. The Guide occasionally refers to various products or services; however, it does not endorse any particular...
View Resource Classic Books on the Internet - #1: The Whole Internet for Windows 95: User's Guide and Catalog

In this review Jack Solock, Special Librarian for InterNIC Net Scout Services, recommends a guide to the Internet. This work, he argues, contains readable and useful information about the resources available on the Internet as well as technical information that describes how the Internet works.
View Resource Site-ation Pearl Growing

In this article Jack Solock, Special Librarian for InterNIC Net Scout Services, describes the various issues that an educator must keep in mind when preparing online resources to supplement their classes.
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