All About the Internet and FreeNet!
Goals of this page:
- To link you to a sample of the sites on the Internet that teach you about the
- To give you a few ideas about what you can do on FreeNet.
*Warning to all skeptics - critically review this page!
All information you find on the Internet (and elsewhere) should be regarded
with a healthy scepticism, if you are a sceptic by nature! To help you evaluate the
quality of the links available from this site, here is some background information:
- What are the sources of the information provided?
- Most of the links on this page will take you to information sources affiliated
with universities or government departments. All links are external.
- What criteria were used to select the links for this page?
- Sites favored are those that are well organized, focused, and suitable for Internet
users with skills ranging from beginner to intermediate.
- How comprehensive is the information provided here?
- This page represents a very small sample of links to learn about the Internet.
There are many, many more available from all the links you will visit from this page.
- Are any of the information sources biased?
- This question is always a matter of degree and your own personal opinion and/or
attitude. On this page, the Internet Issues section is particularly narrow because
it samples only one opinion on each topic.
1. Internet Introduction
2. Internet Basics
3. Internet Trivia
4. Exploring Internet Issues
5. What can you do on FreeNet?
6. If you would like to learn more . . .
- Internet Overview
- An excellent page for beginners from Life
on the Internet. You'll also find Internet resources sorted by topic if you follow
the link to A Beginner's
- Internet Public Library (IPL)
- Another great page for people new to the Internet. Follow the link to the Internet Classroom for
Introductory Tutorials. The IPL is a library so it is also a good place to go if
you are looking for a reference "book".
Another good site for library reference is theBerkeley
Public Library Internet Index.
- This site will link you to many excellent Internet resources on E-Mail, Usenet,
Lists, Telnet, FTP and more.
- The Scout Toolkit
- Most links to search tools will lead you to searchable indexes like Infoseek
or Webcrawler. If you would like to become a more sophisticated searcher, follow
Toolkits's Search Tools
link and learn the difference between subject
catalogs, annotated directories,
specialized directories and
- Glossary of Internet Terms
- Defines Internet jargon.
- Internet Resources
- Selected by the Thomas Parry Library (UK). This site was designed for librarians
but is useful and user-friendly for everyone. Follow their link to Internet
Basics for helpful sites for Internet beginners.
- Scout Report (What's
New on the Web)
- The World Wide Web is always changing. Add this site to your bookmarks and keep
abreast of what's new.