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Online Newbies

Are you new to the Net, still learning your way around? This page is a good place to start. It is a near mirror of resources I put together for my beginning computer students. It is a guide to some of the main places and things you should know about online. To find your way around anything at all, the first thing you need to do is get out there and see what is available. If you are totally new to the net, the first thing you want to do is learn how to surf. Ride the waves of the Net. Just get out there and click some links. No telling where you will end up, but that is at least half the fun. Here are some good places to start your surfing. After that, work your way on down the page, and before you know it, you will be surfing like an old-timer. Old-timers -- scroll on down to find your resources.

Do Some Surfing

Business and People Finders

Directories

Directories came before search engines. They are organized, prescreened reference resources. At times you may find they are more efficient than search engines, especially when you are looking for very specialized information. Some (such as Yahoo.com) are associated with both search engine and directory listings.

Image Finders

These are useful for artistic reference, and I do like pretty pictures for my desktop background. Be aware, it is not legal to go to a random site and lift something to use in your web page or other publication. You must get permission. For web building, there are good clip art sources on my Publishing Goodies Page. If you just want some cool art for your website, sign up for something like Art.com's affiliate program, then you can legally use the good stuff to decorate your site.

Libraries and Online Research

Maps and Directions

Search Engines

Tutorials: Learn to Do a Better Search

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