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Basic Guide to the Internet
A basic tutorial covering the Internet, from the Web, E-Mail, Telnet, and FTP to Chat and more. Hosted by the University at Albany, this serves as a brief overview of the capability and power of the Information Superhighway.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
Constructed for a University of Berkeley course, this tutorial walks the reader through such topics as the Invisible Web, Subject Directories, Meta-Search Engines, and Boolean logic in order to improve the usability of the Internet.
Google Guide
A tutorial that will help the user maximize his/her skill with the Google search engine. Included are discussions of search histories and strategies, shortcuts and macros, as well as a host of other useful information.
Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch is a forum on the Web devoted to the discussion, promotion, and successful use of Search Engine Technology. Resources include articles on usefulnesss, public news concerning engines, plus ratings and how-to guides.
Searching the Internet
This tutorial explores a variety of tools to help you conduct research on the Internet. Covers three basic types of tools: Subject Directories, Search engines, and the "deep" or "invisible" Web - databases as well as multimedia and other files.
Understanding the World Wide Web
The World Wide Web (WWW) is a system of Internet servers that supports access to several Internet protocols (connections) on a single interface. Hosted by the University at Albany, this serves as a guide to the different protocols and other useful information.
Website Evaluation Criteria
Developed for a course at the University of Idaho, this tool will help users in determining whether an online resource is useful. For example, this tool helps the user judge whether the information contained on a site is valid and unbiased, or seeks an agenda.
World Wide Web Workbook: How to Search the Web
The World Wide Web Workbook explores the basics of using the World Wide Web, from browser operation to working with multimedia and graphics..

NOTE: If the browser preferences are to view movies internally, the Workbook instructions will not make sense.


Access WHOIS
Want to know who owns a particular Domain name? Access WHOIS Domain Information takes the guesswork out of WHOIS lookups by automatically determining the domain registrar and then querying that registrar's WHOIS server all with one simple step.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
Internet Scout Project
Since 1994, the Scout Project has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata.
RSS Compendium - RSS Editors
The RSS Compendium is designed to link you to information about RSS readers, resources, tools, etc...
World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
Alternate Browsers
For more alternative browsing options, visit the World Wide Consortium's website.


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