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Section 1:
Introduction to the Web

What is the Internet?
History of the Internet
What is the World Wide Web?
History of the Web
Basic Web Functions
URL: An Address on the Web
Domain Names and Top Level Domains (TLD)
Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)
Review Options 1
Vocabulary Review
Web Browsers
Netscape ®: Basic Functions
Internet Explorer ®: Basic Functions
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Welcome to the Finding HIV/AIDS Information on the Web Tutorial!
Updated December 2003

Tutorial Options:

  • Section 1: Introduction to the Web
  • Section 2: Strategies for Locating Reliable HIV/AIDS Information on the Web
  • Section 3: Using Search Engines Effectively
  • Section 4: Evaluating Web Sites

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  Copyright © 2003 CBAIOP. All rights reserved. This tutorial is made available through an outreach grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) New England Region.
Created by Kathy Schilling, Ed.D., Boston University Medical Center, Alumni Medical Library. Graphical support provided by John Bhasme, Boston University Medical Center, Educational Media Center.