World Wide Web 1 Basics - the Greenville Public Library

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World Wide Web 1 Basics - the Greenville Public Library
World Wide Web I: Basics
Treat the
internet
like a new city.
Explore it.
Be persistent,
if you give up early
you will miss the good
stuff
www.provlib.org
Results may be great.
If the result is bad
use the back arrow
and continue your
travels
Use common sense,
If something is
too good to be true,
it probably is
….avoid it!
The Toolbar
Title bar: name of the
webpage you are on
Bookmarks or
Favorites: Saves a way back to a page
Menu bar: lists of
options
Go Button: Tells the browser
to go to the web address you
type in
Back: to go
to a previous
page
Forward:
reverses the
back button
Refresh: Stop: stops
reloads the the page
webpage
loading
Home: goes
to home page
Address Bar: Shows the
address of the page
How to travel around the Internet
Using Links- Links are doorways from one page to
another
1. If you see an underlined sentence or word click
on it
2. A link can also be a picture or an icon
3. When a cursor changes from an arrow to a hand,
this means there is a link
Going directly to a website
1. Type a website’s address in the Address bar
2. Double check spelling of address
3. When finished press enter or The Go Button
To
Internet Service Providers
Broadband
Dial-up
Including: DSL, Cable, Satellite
Pro
Pro
Cheap
Fast, Stable, on all the time, no tying up phone line
Con
Con
Very slow, unstable, ties up phone line
Expensive
Price
Price
$6-$28
$14 - $60
Browser
(Automobile)
Internet
(Highway)
ISP Internet Service Provider
(Onramp to a highway)
T1 to T4
Pro
Very Fast, same as broadband
Con
Expensive
Price
$100 - $300
Search Engine
(Map, phonebook, operator)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Search Engine
Go to a search engine (like Google)
Type in keywords for what you are searching for.
Hit Search, Browse the results
Click on the links that are closest
Back out and repeat if necessary, rinse
Search Engine tips
Try creative replacements
cat ►feline
car ► automobile
Start with specifics and work to broad terms
cat care veterinarian RI ►Veterinarian RI
This is a list of links to try out on your own. Type an address into the address bar and press enter
Search Engines
www.google.com
www.metacrawler.com
www.yahoo.com
www.ask.com
Travel
Buy tickets - www.travelocity.com www.Mobissimo.com
Buy tickets, hotel - www.expedia.com
Purchase flight – www.orbitz.com
Airplane seating info – www.seatguru.com
Bus - www.amtrak.com www.bonanzabus.com
Travel - www.lonelyplanet.com
Kids
Kid’s Search Engine - www.yahooligans.com
Superhero creator -www.thekryptonian.com/heromachine
Body info - www.figurethis.org
Sesame Street - www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet
Switching Zoo - www.switcheroozoo.com
Caricatures – www.magixl.com
Discover Yucky - yucky.kids.discovery.com
Crayola Creativity Central - www.crayola.com
Explore everything - www.exploratorium.edu
Entertainment
Photography– www.dpchallenge.com www.worth1000.com
Critics of Movies – www.metacritic.com
Online Games – www.1moregame.com
Video Game info – www.1up.com
Play Jeopardy - www.jeopardy.com
Find Day of death - www.deathclock.com
Identify Music Taste – www.musicplasma.com
Internet movie database – www.imdb.com
Sports
www.baseball1.com
www.basketball.com
www.soccer.com
www.joyofhockey.com
Information
English lessons – www.Daveseslcafe.com
Nature info – www.enature.com
Women's History Project - www.nwhp.org
Ellis Is. Records - www.ellisislandrecords.org
Educator’s reference desk – eduref.org
Do it yourself info – www.knowledgehound.com
Reference Desk – www.Refdesk.com
How things work - www.howstuffworks.com
Collaborative encyclopedia – www.wikipedia.org
Information – www.about.com
Health Info
National Institute of Health - www.nih.gov
Health Issues - www.webmd.com
Computing
Computer info - www.zdnet.com www.cnet.com
PC World magazine - www.pcworld.com
Mac addict Magazine - www.macaddict.com
Consumer Information
Electronic Comparisons – www.ecoustics.com
Compare Prices - www.mysimon.com www.epinions.com
Cell phone info – www.phonescoop.com www.letstalk.com
Jobs & Money
Job site - www.monster.com
Freelance Talent - www.guru.com www.eLance.com
RI Job Bank – ri.jobsearch.org
PayPal - www.paypal.com Job info – www.flipdog.com
Real Estate info – www.realestateABC.com
Workplace info – www.workplacefairness.org
Life Style
Weather info - www.weather.com
Babysitters -www.Sittercity.com
Roommate - www.roomates.com Apartments - www.apartment.com
Dating Service –www.match.com
Home improvement – www.bobvilla.com
Crafts - www.getcrafty.com
Energy saver info – www.homeenergysaver.lbl.gov
Government
RI Government - www.state.ri.us
Library of Congress - www.loc.gov
US Senate - www.senate.gov
IRS - www.irs.gov FBI - www.fbi.gov
The White House - www.whitehouse.gov
Rhode Island
Providence Public Library - www.provlib.org
Great RI site - www.oso.com
Mayor's Homepage - www.providenceri.com
News
Providence Journal - www.projo.com PBS - www.pbs.org
CNN - www.cnn.com Fake News - www.theonion.com
World newspapers - www.newspapers.com
Food and Recipes
www.foodtv.com
www.epicurious.com
www.Allfood.com
www.gourmetspot.com
Shopping
Book site - www.amazon.com
Barnes & Noble - www.bn.comBorders Bookstore - borders.com
eBay Auction site - ebay.com Gifts -www.stupid.com

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