Finding Web Sites
Raeder, Aggi, Searcher
In the time it takes to read this sentence at least 100 more web sites will join the World Wide Web (WWW). Computer technicians, data processing types, and information junkies continue to design home pages and mount them in ever increasing numbers. Businesses, universities, professional societies, and individuals have jumped onto the Web.
Once you acquire a graphical WWW browser on your PC, you will immediately need Web addresses to explore. Any Internet address that starts with http:// means a Web site. As I discussed in my last column ["Internet Express: All Aboard for Mosaic," February 1995], these Web sites provide graphical hyperlinked views of Internet information.
With a Mosaic-type browser the user can navigate with a simple mouse click to any Web site and, from that Web home page, travel to other documents or sites linked to that display. Linked and click-able sites are shown by blue markings in the display. If you view with a monochrome monitor (Ugh!), you will see the linked sites as underlined text.
This column will review some selected sites that offer to search the "entire" Internet for you. In some cases, these "meta-indexes" allow you to input key words, and then conduct a search over an enormous linked database for hits on the words you entered. In other cases, the home page allows a hierarchical, alphabetical, or map view of Internet sites, and invites the Internaut to click on any highlighted text to travel to that linked site. …
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Publication information: Article title: Finding Web Sites. Contributors: Raeder, Aggi - Author. Magazine title: Searcher. Volume: 3. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 1995. Page number: 16+. © 1999 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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