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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?

Anyone can surf the Web with little instruction--just point and click and you're off. But eventually you'll run into Web jargon like domain name and Listserv. Learning the meanings of these and other terms will allow you to take full advantage of the resources on the Web.

You say you're already cyber-savvy? Take this quick prequiz to see if you're surfing the high seas or just learning to swim.

Quick Quiz

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