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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?

What is the World Wide Web?


Many people use the terms Internet and World Wide Web interchangeably. This is actually incorrect. While the Internet links computers so they can communicate, the Web is really the substance of that communication. A document on the Web is called a Web page and a collection of pages is a Web site. The development of the World Wide Web has led to the growing popularity of the Internet.

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