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Research Online: A Practical Guide 
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Intro | Web Basics | Searching | Links | Citing Sources | Conclusion

Web Basics
What is the Internet?
What is the World Wide Web?
What is a Web browser?
What are Domain Names and URLs?
What is a Bookmark?
What is Email?
What is a Newsgroup?
What is a Discussion List (or Listserv)
What is "Netiquette?"
What is Search Engine?

Web Basics Activity #1

Access the homepages of the Web sites listed below without using a search engine. Guess what the domain name might be and type in the URL to see if you're right.

  1. CNN
  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  3. Harvard University
  4. Xerox Corporation
  5. Sierra Club
  6. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. American Red Cross
Click here to begin.

After you have completed the activity, return to this page and check your answers.

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