This brief guide is for both novice and more experienced computer users who want to start using the Internet right away. It walks users through the essential steps necessary for exploring educational databases and resources on the Internet.
1. The Internet-An Overview. 2. Communicating with Email. 3. Discussing Interests in Usenet Newsgroups. 4. Receiving Information from Mailing Lists. 5. Telnetting to Other Computer Sites. 6. Transferring Files Using Ftp. 7. Locating Files Using Archie. 8. Locating Information Using Gopher. 9. Getting Help from Veronica. 10. Navigating the World Wide Web (WWW). 11. Searching Databases with Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS). 12. Using Internet Tools. 13. Chatting, Talking and Playing Games. 14. Downloading, Decompressing, and Decoding Files. Glossary. Index.