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07 April 21 by CB · No Comments · do your homework

If you are new to using the Internet, there are some good books to read first. The best resource is your local librarian. They can show you how to learn the terminology, features of a browser, etc. (For example, there’s no need for URLs for showing categories with contents, only for linking to them in a post or page or email)

As far as the


I suggest you start at the beginning of where you are then proceed at a rate you are comfortable with. Some things you have to learn yourself and the Internet and computers are examples of those.

Refdesk is excellent for many things. Start here.

after you know the terminology
bare bones 101: A basic tutorial on searching the web”

The Whole Internet User’s Guide & Catalog” is old but still relevant (for advanced beginners)

From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

Internet Mathematician [Microsoft Word, rtf]

Internet Mathematician is offered through MathGate, which is part of EEVL: the Internet guide for Engineering, Mathematics and Computing and based in Information Services at The University of Birmingham. The website “is one of a set of free tutorials within the RDN Virtual Training Suite, created by subject-specialists from universities and professional organisations across the UK.” The tutorial offers tips on Internet searching and suggests ways to evaluate the resources you find. Some pitfalls of Internet searching, such as the cost for subscriptions on some sites, the reliability of information, and the sheer volume of information are also discussed. Throughout the website are periodic quizzes and suggested websites (some of particular interest for mathematicians), which can be added to a “links basket” for retrieval later. The “reflect” section offers three scenarios for practical ways a mathematician might use the Internet. The Teaching Pack section provides materials that can be used in a classroom or workshop on using the Internet. A Glossary also reviews some Computing and Internet terminology. [VF]

16. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Internet Guide [pdf]

This online guide, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, aims to “lead teenagers to discover the Net and show them how they can use the World Wide Web in a safe and fun manner.” The guide is presented from a fictional standpoint of four students who met on a foreign exchange program. Upon returning to their respective countries, the students learn to use the Internet to stay in contact with each other. Leading them on their journey into cyberspace is their professor, with whom they had all studied under during the exchange program. Many Internet essentials are covered, including netiquette, safe online practices and scam identification, features of the Web, and more. The 64-page document is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian versions. [CL]

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