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>>THE BROADCAST IS NOW STARTING. 2 ALL ATTENDEES IN LISTEN-ONLY MODE.>>Erin: WELL, HELLO, EVERYONE, I WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR WEBINAR TONIGHT, INTERNET BASICS. MY NAME IS ERIN BROTHEN AND I’M ONE OF THE LIBRARIANS HERE AT WALDEN AND ALONG WITH ME
IS MICHELLE HAJDER, ANOTHER LIBRARIAN. I’LL BE DOING THE SESSION TONIGHT, BUT IF
YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS AT ANY POINT DURING THIS WEBINAR, IF YOU USE THE QUESTIONS AREA TO CHAT WITH MICHELLE, SHE’LL BE ABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS DURING THE SESSION, AND SHE’LL ALSO BE HOLDING QUESTIONS UNTIL THE END WHEN WE’LL HAVE SOME
TIME AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. SO, THROUGHOUT THIS SESSION, YOU’LL BE ABLE
TO WATCH MY BROWSER AND MY POWERPOINT AND YOU’LL
BE ABLE TO SEE ME MOVE THROUGH, BUT THE ONLY
PORTION OF THIS WEBINAR THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH IS GOING TO BE THOSE GOTOWEBINAR MENU
BUTTONS IN THE UPPER RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN. SO TODAY WE’RE GOING TO COVER THE BASICS OF
USING THE INTERNET WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE THINGS
THAT ARE GOING TO BE MOST IMPORTANT FOR BEING ABLE
TO USE THE WALDEN LIBRARY, WHICH IS, OF COURSE,
ENTIRELY ONLINE. 3 SO, I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE BASICS OF
USING AN INTERNET BROWSER. I’M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WEB ADDRESSES ARE PUT TOGETHER. I’M GOING TO DISCUSS THE TWO MAIN WAYS OF
VIEWING FULL TEXT ONLINE AND I’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT HOW YOU CAN ACTUALLY LINK TO INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES FROM THE LIBRARY. AND THEN, FINALLY, THERE WILL BE SOME TIME
FOR QUESTIONS. SO, WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE COVERING SOME PRETTY BASIC STUFF RELATED TO INTERNET BROWSERS AND USING THE INTERNET. SO, IF YOU ARE A PRETTY SEASONED USER OF THE INTERNET, THIS SESSION MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR
YOU, BUT IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW
YOUR BROWSER WORKS, YOU’RE NOT SURE WHAT’S GOING
ON, THEN THIS IS THE RIGHT SESSION. SO I’M GOING TO TALK VERY BRIEFLY ABOUT WHAT
AN INTERNET BROWSER IS. IT IS A PROGRAM ON YOUR COMPUTER THAT ACCESSES
THE INTERNET AND THEN DISPLAYS THOSE WEB PAGES
ON YOUR COMPUTER. AND IF YOU HAVE A P.C., YOU PROBABLY HAD INTERNET
EXPLORER ALREADY ON IT WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT. 4 IF YOU HAVE A MAC, YOU PROBABLY HAD SAFARI
ON IT. THERE ARE OTHER BROWSERS AVAILABLE. TWO OF THE MAIN ONES ARE FIREFOX AND THEN
ALSO CHROME, WHICH IS A PRODUCT FROM GOOGLE. AND BOTH FIREFOX AND CHROME ARE FREE. THEY’RE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM. AND I REALLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE AT LEAST
TWO DIFFERENT BROWSERS ON YOUR COMPUTER. SO, IF YOUR COMPUTER CAME WITH INTERNET EXPLORER, THEN I WOULD ADD FIREFOX AND CHROME, YOU KNOW,
AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE TWO BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE
MORE THAN ONE BROWSER, ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS
TO TROUBLESHOOT A PROBLEM IS IF SOMETHING IS
NOT WORKING IN THE BROWSER YOU’RE USING, TRY A DIFFERENT BROWSER. WEBSITES ARE DESIGNED, THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO
BE DESIGNED TO WORK WELL IN ALL BROWSERS, BUT
THAT ISN’T ALWAYS THE CASE, SO SOMETIMES A SITE
WILL WORK BETTER IN ONE BROWSER OR ANOTHER. SO GO AHEAD AND TRY A DIFFERENT BROWSER, IF
YOU DO RUN INTO DIFFICULTIES. I WANT TO DIFFERENTIATE A BROWSER FROM A SEARCH ENGINE.
BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE GET THOSE CONFUSED. 5 SO, FOR EXAMPLE, BING, GOOGLE, YaHOO! ARE
ALL SEARCH ENGINES AND THOSE ARE JUST TOOLS THAT
YOU CAN ACCESS THAT ALLOW YOU TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, GOOGLE GOES OUT, CREATES
A GIANT INDEX OF ALL THE WEB PAGES THAT IT CAN FIND
AND THEN YOU SEARCH GOOGLE USING KEYWORDS AND
IT GIVES YOU BACK RESULTS THAT SHOW YOU ALL OF THE
WEB PAGES GOOGLE KNOWS THAT ARE BASED ON YOUR
TOPIC THAT YOU’RE SEARCHING. SO, YOU’RE GOING TO USE YOUR BROWSER TO ACCESS
AND SEE THAT SEARCH ENGINE. AND EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF THESE ARE MADE BY
THE SAME COMPANIES, THEY’RE TOTALLY INTERCHANGEABLE. SO, BING IS CREATED BY MICROSOFT, BUT YOU
CAN ACCESS THE BING SEARCH ENGINE FROM ANY OF
THE BROWSERS OUT THERE. AND IF YOU ARE USING GOOGLE CHROME, WELL,
THEN, YOU CAN ACCESS BING, GOOGLE OR YaHOO! AS YOUR SEARCH ENGINE. YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THEM HOWEVER YOU WANT. AND HERE I’M JUST GOING TO SHOW YOU SOME OF
THE MAJOR PARTS OF THE BROWSERS. AND I HAVE TWO IMAGES HERE. THESE ARE TWO BROWSERS THAT I USE A LOT WHEN
I’M USING THE LIBRARY. 6 THE ONE ON TOP IS INTERNET EXPLORER. AND YOU CAN SEE THE TINY LITTLE ICON IN THE
UPPER LEFT THAT IS INTERNET EXPLORER ICON. AND THEN THE ONE BELOW IS FROM FIREFOX. AND I’VE ACTUALLY STRIPPED OUT A LOT OF THE
EXTRAS ON BOTH OF THESE BROWSERS BECAUSE I LIKE TO
HAVE A VERY CLEAN AND SIMPLE BROWSER LOOK WHEN I
USE MY BROWSERS. BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE MAIN AREAS TO KNOW
ABOUT IN YOUR BROWSER. FIRST IS THAT ADDRESS BAR. AND THAT IS GOING TO CONTAIN THE ADDRESS FOR WHATEVER WEBSITE OR WEB PAGE YOU ARE ON. AND IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE U.R.L. AND WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT WEB ADDRESSES WITH
A LITTLE MORE DEPTH LATER. NEXT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW BOTH THE
BACK BUTTONS AND THE RELOAD/REFRESH BUTTONS. SO, IN THE UPPER LEFT, YOU’LL SEE A LITTLE
ARROW THAT POINTS TO THE LEFT AND THAT’S YOUR BACK BUTTON. SO THAT’S GOING 0 IT TAKE YOU BACK TO THE
PAGES YOU WERE VISITING BEFORE IN ORDER. SO YOU CAN USE THAT BACK BUTTON TO GET BACK
TO WHERE YOU WERE BEFORE. 7 AND THEN TO THE RIGHT OF YOUR ADDRESS BAR
IS GOING TO BE THE REFRESH OR RELOAD BUTTON. IT’S CALLED DIFFERENT THINGS, DEPENDING ON
THE BROWSER YOU’RE IN. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IN THESE TWO EXAMPLES, INTERNET EXPLORER, IT HAS TWO ARROWS THAT
MAKE A CIRCLE AND THEN FIREFOX IT’S JUST ONE ARROW
THAT MAKES A CIRCLE. THAT BUTTON IS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL. BECAUSE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG WHEN YOU’RE
LOADING A PAGE, AND A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS CAN GO
WRONG WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO GET ALL OF THAT INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG, CLICK THE REFRESH/RELOAD BUTTON
AND IT WILL LOAD THAT PAGE OVER AGAIN. ESPECIALLY IF IT’S TAKING A LONG TIME TO LOAD
A WEBSITE, GO AHEAD, STOP THE LOAD AND THEN
CLICK THAT RELOAD/REFRESH BUTTON AND VERY OFTEN,
SECOND TIME’S A CHARM, YOU CAN GET THE PAGE THAT
YOU NEED. MANY BROWSERS ALSO HAVE ANOTHER LITTLE BAR
IN THE TOP OF THE BROWSER, AND THAT’S CALLED THE
SEARCH BAR. AND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS A SEARCH ENGINE
RIGHT FROM YOUR BROWSER BAR. 8 SO, HERE YOU CAN SEE INTERNET EXPLORER HAS
THAT BING SEARCH INTEGRATED INTO IT AND FIREFOX
HAS GOOGLE SEARCH INTEGRATED IN. AND THAT JUST ALLOWS YOU TO SEARCH THE INTERNET WITHOUT HAVING TO ACTUALLY GO TO, FOR EXAMPLE, GOOGLE’S WEBSITE. SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TYPE IN WWW.GOOGLE.COM. INSTEAD, YOU CAN USE THAT SEARCH BAR. MOST BROWSERS ALSO LET YOU MARK ITEMS AS FAVORITES OR BOOKMARK THEM. AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS, WHEN YOU’RE AT A WEBSITE, YOU CAN MARK IT AS A BOOKMARK OR A FAVORITE,
AND THEN YOUR BROWSER WILL SAVE THAT ADDRESS. SO THEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO TYPE IN THAT
WHOLE ADDRESS. YOU CAN JUST GO RIGHT TO YOUR FAVORITES, CLICK
IT, AND HAVE IT SHOW UP. SO, IT CAN SAVE YOU A LOT OF TIME. IN THE LIBRARY, YOU CAN BOOKMARK THE LIBRARY WEBSITE, YOU CAN BOOKMARK GUIDES AND TUTORIALS, THE ONE THING YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BOOKMARK
ARE INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES. SO I HAVE A LITTLE WARNING THERE. IF YOU ARE INSIDE OF A LIBRARY DATABASE AND
YOU HAVE FOUND A SINGLE ARTICLE THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED
9 IN, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BOOKMARK IT. IT HAS TO DO WITH THE WAY THE WEB ADDRESSES
ARE CREATED. SO WHILE MOST OF THE TIME ON THE INTERNET
YOU CAN BOOKMARK OR FAVORITE SOMETHING, THOSE INDIVIDUAL LIBRARY ARTICLES, IT MAY NOT WORK. AT THE END OF THE SESSION, I’LL TALK A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT HOW TO GET THE LINK FOR THOSE INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES THAT YOU CAN SAVE AND USE LATER. BUT JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT YOUR FAVORITES
OR BOOKMARK MAY NOT WORK FOR THAT. ONE OF THE GREAT ADVANCEMENTS, I THINK, IN INTERNET BROWSERS IN THE LAST, YOU KNOW, HANDFUL OF YEARS IS TABBED BROWSING. AND THIS ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE ONE BROWSE ERWIN
DOE OPEN, BUT ACTUALLY HAVE MANY MANY DIFFERENT
WEB PAGES OPEN AT THE SAME TIME. SO, HERE YOU CAN SEE, BOTH IN INTERNET AND EXPLORER AND IN FIREFOX HERE, I HAVE TWO TABS
OPEN IN EACH. THE LIBRARY HOME PAGE AND ONE OF THE LIBRARY DATABASES. SO, I CAN QUICKLY MOVE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THOSE TWO PAGES.
AND IF YOU WANT TO OPEN UP ANOTHER TAB, TO VIEW 10 ANOTHER PAGE AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CAN SIMPLY CLICK THE LITTLE TAB THAT’S TO THE RIGHT OF
THE TABS THAT ALREADY HAVE THINGS IN THEM. AND I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU ANOTHER WAY TO GET
TABS. IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY ON A WEBSITE AND YOU HAVE
A LINK IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU WANT TO OPEN
THAT LINK BUT YOU WANT TO OPEN IT IN A NEW TAB,
SO YOU KEEP YOUR OLD PAGE, THERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU
CAN DO THAT IN A P.C. AND BECAUSE I HAVE A P.C. HERE, I’M GOING
TO BE SHOWING YOU DIRECTIONS FOR P.C.s BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I CAN ACTUALLY DEMONSTRATE. THERE ARE ALSO WAYS TO DO THESE SORTS OF THINGS FOR MAC. FOR MAC, YOU CAN SET YOUR BROWSER TO AUTOMATICALLY OPEN IN A NEW TAB. BUT IN A P.C., YOU HAVE TWO BASIC OPTIONS. THE FIRST OPTION IS TO RIGHT CLICK THE LINK
AND THEN YOU’LL SEE A MENU YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM,
AND THE SECOND OPTION USES THE CONTROL KEY WHEN
YOU CLICK THE LINK. SO LET’S ACTUALLY GO OUT AND TRY THAT. SO HERE I AM ON THE LIBRARY WEBSITE. AND ONE OF THE THINGS I CAN DO IS I HAVE A
LINK HERE. 11 SO THIS BUTTON IS A LINK. AND I WANT TO OPEN IT IN A NEW TAB SO I CAN
KEEP THE LIBRARY WEBSITE OPEN AT THE SAME TIME. I CAN RIGHT CLICK WITH MY MOUSE AND THEN FROM
THIS MENU I CAN OPEN LINK A NEW TAB AND HERE YOU
CAN SEE I HAVE THAT PAGE OPENING UP, BUT I STILL
HAVE MY OLD TAB, MY LIBRARY TAB HERE. SO I HAVE TWO TABS AND I HAVEN’T LOST MY OLD
ONE. THE OTHER WAY TO DO IT IS TO HOLD DOWN THAT CONTROL KEY. THE CTRL KEY IN THE LOWER LEFT OF YOUR KEYBOARD, AND THEN CLICK ON IT JUST AS YOU WOULD NORMALLY. SO I HAVE CONTROL CLICK, AND NOW THAT’S OPENED
UP THE NEW TAB AS WELL. SO YOU HAVE THOSE TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO
OPEN UP THOSE TABS. LASTLY, I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
TOOL BARS. SO, HERE IS AN IMAGE OF A BROWSER WITH A COUPLE
OF TOOL BARS AT THE TOP. TOOL BARS CONTAIN BUTTONS, SEARCH BOXES, LINKS, ALL SORTS OF LITTLE KIND OF QUICK HELPER THINGS
IN YOUR BROWSER. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THIS IMAGE, YOU CAN SEE
THAT THERE’S THE YaHOO TOOL BAR HERE WITH A YaHOO
12 SEARCH BAR, A LINK TO INSTANT MESSAGING, A
LINK TO Facebook, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE’S A LINK TO
THE WEATHER. SO ALL OF THOSE LINKS ARE THERE TO KIND OF
BE QUICK LINKS THAT YOU CAN USE. NOW, EVERY TOOL BAR YOU HAVE IS GOING TO EAT
UP SPACE. SO, THE MORE TOOL BARS YOU HAVE, THE LESS
SPACE THERE IS BELOW FOR YOU TO ACTUALLY SEE THE
WEB PAGE YOU’RE LOOKING AT. SO, I WILL VERY OFTEN USE A MUCH MORE SPARE BROWSER WHEN I AM DOING MY SEARCHING. SO, ONE HINT IS THAT YOU CAN HIDE OR UNINSTALL TOOL BARS. IF YOU ARE DOWNLOADING SOMETHING ONTO YOUR COMPUTER, IT MAY ASK YOU IF YOU WANT THE TOOL
BAR. YOU CAN SAY NO, AND THEN YOU DON’T HAVE ALL
OF THOSE TOOL BARS. EVERY BROWSER HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT WAY
TO HIDE OR UNINSTALL TOOL BARS. SO, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THAT, I RECOMMEND GOING TO GOOGLE OR YaHOO, GO TO
A SEARCH ENGINE, AND ACTUALLY JUST TYPE IN HIDE
TOOL BARS AND THEN THE NAME OF YOUR BROWSER.
SO, FOR EXAMPLE, HIDE TOOL BARS INTERNET EXPLORER 13 9. AND THAT ACTUALLY IS A GREAT WAY TO FIND INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING
ON YOUR BROWSER. YOU CAN ACTUALLY JUST SEARCH GOOGLE AND PEOPLE HAVE POSTED A LOT OF HELP FOR USING YOUR BROWSER ONLINE. NEXT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE MOUSE
AND KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS THAT CAN REALLY BE HELPFUL
WHEN YOU’RE USING EITHER YOUR BROWSER OR ACTUALLY
OTHER PROGRAMS ON YOUR COMPUTER. SO, THESE TRICKS THAT I HAVE UP HERE NOW WORK
IN YOUR BROWSER, BUT THEY ALSO WORK IN P.D.F.s
AND THEY ALSO WORK IN PROGRAMS LIKE WORD. SO THEY’RE A HELPFUL GROUP OF THINGS THAT
YOU CAN DO TO SAVE SOME TIME. FIRST OF ALL IS THAT CONTROL KEY AND EITHER
THE PLUS OR MINUS KEYS AND THOSE ALLOW TO YOU
ZOOM YOUR BROWSER. SO YOU CAN MAKE THE TEXT LARGER OR SMALLER. IF YOU USE THE CONTROL KEY, HOLD THAT DOWN
WHILE YOU CLICK F, YOU CAN USE THAT TO LOCATE A
WORD, TO FIND A WORD ON A WEB PAGE OR SOME OTHER TYPE
OF DOCUMENT OR P.D.F., AND YOU CAN ALSO COPY
AND PASTE. 14 AND JUST LIKE OPENING UP A TAB, THE COPY/PASTE OPTION HAS A RIGHT CLICK WAY TO DO IT AND
A CONTROL KEY WAY TO DO IT. SO YOU CAN RIGHT CLICK AND THEN CHOOSE FROM
THE MENU OR YOU CAN HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT AND THEN
HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY AND C FOR COPY OR CONTROL
KEY AND V FOR PASTE. AND I’M GOING TO ACTUALLY GO TO A WEB PAGE
AND WE WILL GIVE THAT A TRY, IF I CAN GET IT TO OPEN
UP. SO, HERE WE ARE ON A PAGE IN THE LIBRARY. SO, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I CAN DO IS I
CAN ZOOM IT, I’M GOING TO HOLD THE CONTROL KEY AND
THEN THE PLUS KEY AND THAT MAKES IT BIGGER, THE MINUS
KEY MAKES IT SMALLER. SO YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW BIG OR SMALL YOU WANT
IT BASED ON YOUR OWN READING PREFERENCE. AND THEN THE NEXT THING I WANT TO DO IS THAT
FIND. SO I’M GOING TO HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY,
CLICK THE F KEY, AND A FIND BOX SHOWS UP AT THE
TOP. AND NOW I CAN TYPE IN A WORD, A WORD THAT
I HOPE TO FIND SOMEWHERE ON THIS WEB PAGE, AND IT
WILL LOCATE IT. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, LET’S SAY I WANT TO FIND
THE SAGE DATABASE, SO I’LL JUST TYPE IN SAGE, AND IT
LOCATES IT. 15 RIGHT BELOW, RIGHT WHERE IT IS. AND I CAN ACTUALLY DO THE NEXT TO GO THROUGH
ALL THE DIFFERENT TIMES THAT SAGE SHOWS UP. SO, ON A WEB PAGE, THIS CAN BE HELPFUL IF
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WORD, BUT IN AN ACTUAL P.D.F. DOCUMENT, IT CAN BE INVALUABLE. IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT A 300-PAGE DISSERTATION,
AND YOU WANT TO LOCATE EVERY TIME A PARTICULAR THEORIST IS NAMED, YOU CAN DO CONTROL F, TYPE
IN THE THEORIST NAME AND THEN IT WILL JUST ZIP
YOU THROUGH THAT WHOLE P.D.F. DOCUMENT LOOKING
FOR EVERY TIME THAT WORD SHOWS UP. LASTLY, I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW TO DO CONTROL
COPY OR THE RIGHT CLICK AND COPY. SO I’M GOING TO DECIDE THAT I WANT TO COPY
THIS LINK HERE. SO I CAN HIGHLIGHT IT. RIGHT CLICK. AND THEN I CAN CHOOSE COPY. AND I CAN OPEN UP A WORD DOCUMENT, RIGHT CLICK
AND PASTE IT. AND NOW I HAVE THAT RIGHT IN THERE. THE OTHER WAY TO DO IT IS TO HIGHLIGHT AND
THEN USE THE CONTROL KEY AND THEN LEFT CLICK, OR
REGULAR CLICK, — SORRY — I’M DOING IT THE WRONG 16 WAY. SO HIGHLIGHT IT, CONTROL KEY, AND C FOR COPY,
AND THEN PUT YOUR CURSOR WHERE YOU WANT IT, CONTROL
V, V AS IN VICTOR, TO PASTE. AND, SO, THEN YOU’VE GOT THE TEXT THAT JUST
SHOWS RIGHT UP. SO NOW I’M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
WEB ADDRESSES. BECAUSE HOW A WEB ADDRESS IS FORMATTED TELLS
YOU A LOT ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL WEB PAGE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO. SO JUST LIKE YOUR HOME ADDRESS, YOUR HOUSE,
YOUR APARTMENT HAS A UNIQUE ADDRESS THAT IS JUST
FOR WHERE YOU LIVE THAT YOU CAN GET TO BY KNOWING
HOW TO READ THAT ADDRESS. THE WEB ADDRESSES WORK JUST THE SAME. EVERY WEB PAGE HAS A UNIQUE ADDRESS. AND A WEB ADDRESS HAS ANOTHER NAME. U.R.L., WHICH YOU MIGHT HEAR. IT STANDS FOR UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR. BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO BE AWARE THAT U.R.L.
IS A TERM THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR AND IT JUST MEANS
THE SAME AS WEB ADDRESS. NOW, THE MAIN PART OF A WEB ADDRESS IS CALLED
THE DOMAIN NAME. 17 AND THAT IS ACTUALLY THE ADDRESS FOR THE NETWORK. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU GO TO THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE, OUR NETWORK IS LIBRARY.WALDENU.EDU. SO ALL OF THE PAGES THAT ARE WALDEN LIBRARY
PAGES ON OUR WALDEN LIBRARY WEBSITE, OR WALDEN LIBRARY NETWORK, ARE GOING TO HAVE THAT LIBRARY.WALDENU.EDU AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
WEB ADDRESS, BECAUSE THAT IS OUR NETWORK FOR THE LIBRARY’S WEB PAGES. NOW, WITHIN THAT LIBRARY.WALDENU.EDU IS WHAT’S CALLED A TOP LEVEL DOMAIN AND THAT GIVES YOU
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NETWORK. SO, FOR OUR NETWORK, WE HAVE .EDU AS OUR TOP
LEVEL DOMAIN. WE’RE A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, SO, AS A PLACE
OF LEARNING, WE HAVE .EDU AS OUR TOP LEVEL DOMAIN. SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT LAST PART CAN GIVE
YOU SOME ACTUAL USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPE
OF PAGE YOU’RE LOOKING AT. SOME WILL HAVE .COM OR .ORG, EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS WILL TYPICALLY HAVE .EDU AND GOVERNMENT WEBSITES WILL VERY OFTEN HAVE .GOV
TO LET YOU KNOW IT’S A GOVERNMENT SITE. MANY MANY WEBSITES THAT COME FROM COUNTRY
OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES WILL USE A COUNTRY
CODE, SO 18 THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT’S COMING FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WERE TO GO TO A WEBSITE FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, THEY WOULD TYPICALLY HAVE .CA.GOV IN THEIR DOMAIN NAME. MANY CORPORATE WEBSITES WILL HAVE ONE VERSION
FOR THE UNITED STATES AND THEN A DIFFERENT VERSION
FOR ANOTHER COUNTRY. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU GO TO AMAZON.COM,
THAT’S GOING TO BE THE UNITED STATES VERSION OF AMAZON, BUT IF YOU WERE TO SEE AMAZON.UK.COM OR .COM.UK THAT WOULD BE THE AMAZON FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM. NOW, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW THIS ABOUT
WEB ADDRESSES? WELL, NOT ONLY CAN IT TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT
OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE TYPE OF WEB ADDRESS
YOU’RE ON, OR TYPE OF WEBSITE YOU’RE LOOKING AT,
IT CAN HELP YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE IN THE LIBRARY
AND WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN THE LIBRARY. AND IT CAN BE VERY EASY WHEN YOU’RE USING
THE INTERNET TO GET BOUNCED AROUND FROM ONE PLACE
TO ANOTHER AND NOT KNOW WHEN YOU’RE IN THE LIBRARY AND WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE LIBRARY. SO, IF YOU CAN SEE OUR TWO MAIN DOMAINS HERE,
OUR LIBRARY WEBSITE USES THAT LIBRARY.WALDENU.EDU
19 DOMAIN NAME, BUT THEN WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER
NETWORK THAT IS OUR NETWORK OF LIBRARY GUIDES. AND, SO, THAT ONE IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. IT’S LIBRARYGUIDES.WALDENU.EDU. AND AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE EXAMPLE WEB ADDRESS THERE, WE HAVE A PAGE THAT’S IN THE LIBRARY
GUIDES NETWORK, SO IT STARTS OUT WITH THAT DOMAIN
NAME, LIBRARYGUIDES.WALDENU.EDU, THEN WE HAVE A
SLASH AND THEN EVALUATING. AND THAT /EVALUATING TELLS YOU THAT YOU’RE
ON THE PAGE TITLED “EVALUATING” THAT’S INSIDE OUR
LIBRARY GUIDE’S NETWORK. SO YOU CAN USE THE INFORMATION FROM THAT WEB ADDRESS TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE. THINGS GET A LITTLE COMPLICATED WHEN YOU GO
TO THE LIBRARY DATABASES. AND THAT’S BECAUSE THE WALDEN LIBRARY DOES
NOT CREATE OR OWN THE LIBRARY DATABASES. WE ACTUALLY GO TO DATABASE COMPANIES AND WE PURCHASE ACCESS. SO, WHEN WE USE A LIBRARY DATABASE VIA WALDEN, YOU’RE ACTUALLY KIND OF GOING OUTSIDE THE
WALDEN LIBRARY TO USE SOMEONE ELSE’S WEBSITE. SO, DOWN THERE ON THE BOTTOM, YOU CAN SEE
THAT IS A WEB ADDRESS FOR AN ARTICLE THAT’S IN ONE
OF OUR 20 DATABASES. AND YOU’LL NOTICE THAT THE DOMAIN NAME IS
ACTUALLY NOT WALDEN LIBRARY’S DOMAIN. IT IS WWW.SCIENCEDIRECT.COM BECAUSE SCIENCEDIRECT IS THE DATABASE VENDOR, IT’S THEIR DATABASE,
THEY OWN IT, AND WE HAVE SIMPLY PURCHASED ACCESS
TO IT. BUT YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE GETTING THE LIBRARY SUBSCRIBED VERSION BECAUSE IT HAS THAT EZP.WALDENULIBRARY.ORG BIT OF ADDRESS IN THE MIDDLE. THAT IS A LITTLE BIT OF ADDRESS THAT ALLOWS SCIENCEDIRECT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A WALDEN STUDENT AND YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THAT
BECAUSE WE HAVE PAID FOR ACCESS. SO BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE GOING
TO A LIBRARY DATABASE IS, YOU’RE AT HOME, YOU GO
TO THE LIBRARY WEBSITE, YOU LOG INTO A DATABASE,
AND THEN THAT LITTLE BIT OF CODE, THAT WALDENULIBRARY
CODE GETS ADDED TO THE WEB ADDRESS. AND, SO, WHENEVER YOU ARE INSIDE A LIBRARY DATABASE, THAT LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA CODE IS
THERE AND IT’S DOING THAT HEAVY LIFTING OF LETTING
THE DATABASE KNOW THAT, YES, YOU HAVE ACCESS AND
YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCESS.
THAT IS A PAGE THAT YOU CAN USE. 21 AND THIS CAN ACTUALLY BE PRETTY IMPORTANT. BECAUSE IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET TO MANY OF OUR DATABASES ONLINE WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE
WALDEN LIBRARY. BUT IF YOU DO GO TO THEM, JUST RANDOMLY ON
YOUR OWN WITHOUT GOING VIA THE LIBRARY, IT DOESN’T
KNOW WHO YOU ARE. IT DOESN’T KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCESS,
AND IF YOU TRY TO ACCESS FULL TEXT, IT WILL ASK
YOU TO PAY. SO, HERE I WILL SHOW YOU AN EXAMPLE HERE. HERE IS AN ARTICLE THAT EVERYONE HAS ACCESS
TO VIA THE WALDEN LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION. SO YOU CAN SEE HERE, YOU HAVE FULL ACCESS,
IT TELLS YOU RIGHT OUT, GREEN, FULL ACCESS AND
IT HAS AN OPTION TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL TEXT. AND IF WE GO UP TO THE TOP, YOU CAN SEE THAT,
YES, IT DOES HAVE THAT BIT OF CODE RIGHT IN THERE, EXACTLY LIKE I’VE BEEN TELLING YOU, AND THAT
BIT OF CODE SAYS, HEY, THIS IS VIA WALDEN LIBRARY,
YOU HAVE ACCESS. HERE IS THAT EXACT SAME ARTICLE, BUT IT IS
NOT VIA THE WALDEN LIBRARY. SO, I FOUND THIS ARTICLE BY JUST SEARCHING
GOOGLE, JUST OPEN UP GOOGLE, SEARCH FOR IT, GOT TO
THIS 22 PAGE, AND, HERE, ALL I HAVE IS A PREVIEW. I DON’T HAVE FULL-TEXT ACCESS. AND IF YOU WERE TO RUN INTO THIS PAGE AND
THINK, WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY DON’T I HAVE ACCESS TO THIS? THIS IS AN ARTICLE THAT I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO IN THE WALDEN LIBRARY. WELL, IF YOU GO TO THE WEB ADDRESS, NOWHERE
IN THE WEB ADDRESS DO YOU SEE WALDEN LIBRARY. THAT’S A HINT, YOU’RE NOT IN THE LIBRARY. SO, IF YOU LOOK AND YOU SEE WALDEN LIBRARY
UP THERE, THAT IS AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE
GETTING TO IT VIA THE WALDEN LIBRARY. SO JUST KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR WHAT IS SHOWING
UP IN THAT WEB ADDRESS. IT CAN GIVE YOU A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT
WHERE YOU ARE. AND IF SOMETHING’S GOING WRONG, THEN THAT
CAN ALSO GIVE YOU A HINT ABOUT WHAT MIGHT BE GOING
WRONG. NOW, YOUR INTERNET BROWSER IS ACTUALLY GOING
TO COLLECT SOME INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND WHAT
YOU’VE BEEN DOING. SO, THE MAIN THINGS HERE TO KNOW ARE YOUR
BROWSERS ARE GOING TO HAVE A HISTORY AND THAT’S ALL
OF THE WEB PAGES YOU’VE BEEN TO. 23 AND THAT HISTORY IS GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW,
HOUSED IN YOUR BROWSER. WHEN YOU USE YOUR BACK BUTTON, THAT’S WHAT
IT’S DOING, IT’S GOING THROUGH THAT HISTORY. IT ALSO HAS SOMETHING CALLED A CACHE AND THE
CACHE IS NOT ENTIRE PAGES. WHAT IT IS IS JUST SAVED ELEMENTS FROM THE
PAGES YOU HAVE VISITED. THINGS LIKE PICTURES OR COOKIES, THINGS THAT
TAKE UP SOME TIME TO ACTUALLY LOAD ONTO YOUR COMPUTER. AND THE REASON THAT THAT CACHE IS THERE IS
SO THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY LOAD PAGES FASTER. BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF DATA COMING ACROSS
THE INTERNET NOW FOR WEB PAGES, THAT CACHE CAN
REALLY MAKE IT FASTER TO SEE A PAGE. SO IT’S BASICALLY JUST REMEMBERING WHAT YOU
SAW LAST TIME AND GIVING YOU THAT RIGHT AWAY BEFORE IT’S LOADED ALL OF THE INFORMATION VIA THE INTERNET. AND, LASTLY, THERE IS SOMETHING — THERE ARE SOMETHING CALLED COOKIES AND THESE ARE LITTLE
TINY PIECES OF DATA THAT ALLOW WEBSITES OR YOUR
BROWSER TO KEEP TRACK OF YOU, WHO YOU ARE, AND WHAT
YOU’RE DOING.
THE GREAT BENEFIT OF THIS IS THAT YOU CAN LOG IN 24 ONE TIME AND IT’S GOING TO REMEMBER WHO YOU
ARE, AND NOT CONSTANTLY ASK YOU TO LOG IN AGAIN. THE DRAWBACK IS THAT IT CAN REDUCE YOUR PRIVACY. BECAUSE IT IS REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE AND
WHAT YOU CLICKED ON. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT’S A COMPUTER VIRUS. IT’S NOT THE SAME AS A COMPUTER VIRUS. SO YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY NOTICED THIS, YOU
KNOW, IN YOUR REGULAR LIFE. FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE AN AMAZON.COM ACCOUNT. WHEN I GO TO AMAZON.COM, IT AUTOMATICALLY
FLASHES, HI, ERIN, AND, YOU KNOW, SHOWS ME SOME TAILORED SUGGESTIONS BASED ON THE SEARCHES I’VE DONE BEFORE. IT CAN DO THAT BECAUSE IT SAVED THAT LITTLE
BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT ME AND WHAT I’VE DONE ON
THE AMAZON.COM WEBSITE. WHEN YOU USE THE WALDEN LIBRARY, YOU CAN LOG
IN ONE TIME INTO ONE DATABASE AND THEN FOR THE
REST OF THE TIME YOU’RE USING THE LIBRARY, YOU
NO LONGER HAVE TO LOG IN. EVERY OTHER DATABASE YOU OPEN, IT AUTOMATICALLY REMEMBERS THAT YOU ARE A WALDEN STUDENT AND
LETS YOU LOG IN.
THAT IS BECAUSE OF THINGS LIKE COOKIES. 25 SO, IT IS BENEFICIAL. AND, ALSO, SOME OF THE TOOLS WE HAVE IN THE LIBRARY REALLY NEED THE COOKIES IN ORDER TO FUNCTION. SO IF WE DIDN’T HAVE THEM, YOU WOULD HAVE
TO BE LOGGING IN NONSTOP IN THE LIBRARY. NOW, OF COURSE, ONE OTHER BIG DRAWBACK OF
THIS IS IF YOU VISIT A WEBSITE AND THERE IS AN ERROR,
THE ERROR PAGE YOU SEE MIGHT END UP SAVED IN YOUR HISTORY OR CACHE. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU GO, IT MIGHT JUST BE
PULLING THAT ERROR MESSAGE OUT OF YOUR CACHE, EVEN
THOUGH THAT ERROR IS NO LONGER GOING ON. SO, IF YOU DO SEE AN ERROR MESSAGE AND YOU
THINK, OOH, YOU KNOW, I DON’T THINK I SHOULD BE SEEING THIS ERROR MESSAGE, CLEAR YOUR HISTORY, CLEAR
YOUR CACHE, IT MAY JUST BE REMEMBERING IT AS A
MISTAKE. AND IF YOU DO THAT, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO THEN
KIND OF FORCE YOUR BROWSER TO RELOAD THE ENTIRE
PAGE FRESH FROM THE INTERNET AND YOU’LL BE GETTING
THE CORRECT PAGE. AND WE DO HAVE SOME INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO
DO THIS IN THE LIBRARY, WHICH I’LL SHOW YOU IN
JUST A COUPLE MINUTES.
SO NEXT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT FULL TEXT. 26 MOST FULL TEXT ONLINE COMES IN TWO FLAVORS,
AND IN THE LIBRARY DATABASES, THESE ARE THE TWO THAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE. HTML AND P.D.F. AND HTML FULL-TEXT DOCUMENT IS BASICALLY JUST
A WEB PAGE WITH TEXT IN IT AND YOU VIEW IT RIGHT
IN YOUR BROWSER. A P.D.F. IS AN IMAGE OF THE DOCUMENT. SO IT’S GOING TO LOOK JUST LIKE THAT PRINTED ARTICLE WOULD LOOK IN AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL JOURNAL. AND THE P.D.F. CAN BE VIEWED INSIDE YOUR BROWSER OR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT AND VIEW IT INSIDE
OF A P.D.F. READER ON YOUR COMPUTER. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE THAT YOU’LL NOTICE WHEN
YOU’RE USING HTML OR P.D.F. HAS TO DO WITH WHETHER
OR NOT YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE EXTRAS LIKE CHARTS
AND GRAPHS. HTML DOCUMENTS MAY NOT HAVE ANY OF THOSE CHARTS, GRAPHS, PICTURES BUT A P.D.F. WILL BECAUSE
IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE PRINTED VERSION. SO LET’S ACTUALLY TAKE A LOOK AT SOME EXAMPLES. SO, HERE I HAVE AN ARTICLE IN ONE OF THE DATABASES AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IT HAS BOTH HTML AND
P.D.F. VERSIONS.
IF I GO TO THE ARTICLE RECORD, I’LL HAVE THOSE 27 OPTIONS AGAIN ON THE LEFT, BUT IF I JUST SCROLL DOWN, I CAN SEE THAT THE HTML VERSION IS RIGHT BELOW THE RECORD INFORMATION AND YOU CAN SEE,
IT IS JUST THE TEXT TYPED RIGHT IN TO THAT WEB
PAGE. SO IT’S A PRETTY BASIC JUST TEXT. IF I LOOK AT THE P.D.F. VERSION, YOU CAN SEE
RIGHT AWAY, THIS ACTUALLY LOOKS JUST LIKE THE PRINTED VERSION. IT’S AN IMAGE OF THAT PRINTED VERSION, AND
IF I SCROLL THROUGH THIS ONE, I’LL RUN INTO NICE
PRETTY COLOR CHARTS AND GRAPHS, JUST AS I WOULD SEE
IN THE PRINTED VERSION. NOW, I’M VIEWING THIS P.D.F. INSIDE MY BROWSER. SO YOU CAN SEE, I’M IN MY BROWSER, INTERNET EXPLORER, I’VE GOT MY TABS HERE, THERE’S ALL
SORTS OF WEB PAGE STUFF AROUND IT, SO THIS IS ACTUALLY BEING VIEWED VIA THE BROWSER’S P.D.F. READER. I CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THIS P.D.F. TO MY COMPUTER. SO IF I HAD A PROBLEM VIEWING HERE INSIDE
THIS AREA, ONE OF THE QUICK TRICKS IS TO DOWNLOAD
THE P.D.F. TO YOUR COMPUTER, AND THEN FROM YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN ACTUALLY OPEN UP THE P.D.F.
FROM WHEREVER YOU’VE SAVED IT ON YOUR COMPUTER
AND THAT WILL OPEN UP IN A P.D.F. READER.
SO YOU CAN SEE, THE ONE I HAD BEFORE WAS FOR MY 28 BROWSER, THIS ONE IS JUST MY P.D.F. READER
HERE, MY ADOBE READER, OPENED IT UP, AND HERE I
JUST HAVE THE DOCUMENT ITSELF. SO, IF YOU DO RUN INTO P.D.F. PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING OFTEN HELPS. ANOTHER THING YOU CAN DO IS THAT RELOAD/REFRESH BUTTON. SOMETIMES THERE’S A PROBLEM WHEN THE P.D.F.
IS TRYING TO LOAD, RELOADING IT OFTEN WILL FIX WHATEVER PROBLEM THERE IS. IF YOU HAVE AN OUT-OF-DATE P.D.F. READER,
YOU CAN GO TO ADOBE.COM AND GET A NEW VERSION OR YOU
CAN DOWNLOAD AND VIEW OUTSIDE THE BROWSER. AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN ALSO ASK A LIBRARIAN
IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO GET THE FULL TEXT IN
ONE OF THE DATABASES. IF SOMETHING’S NOT WORKING WITH FULL TEXT,
CONTACT US AND WE’LL TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING
ON AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET THE FULL TEXT OF THE
ARTICLE YOU NEED. LASTLY, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT PERSISTENT LINKS. AS I MENTIONED WAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS,
YOU CAN BOOKMARK, YOU CAN MARK AS FAVORITES, PAGES
ON THE INTERNET, BUT THAT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK
FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES. 29 UNFORTUNATELY, EACH DATABASE WANTS TO HAVE
A DIFFERENT WAY OF LETTING YOU GET LINKS TO ARTICLES. SO I HAVE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON EXAMPLES
HERE ON THIS SLIDE, BUT JUST BE AWARE THAT EACH DATABASE IS DIFFERENT AND, SO, YOU MAY HAVE TO CONTACT
A LIBRARIAN IF YOU’RE NOT SURE HOW TO GET A
LINK FOR AN ARTICLE FROM WHATEVER DATABASE YOU’RE USING. SO, EBSCO IS OUR MOST COMMONLY USED DATABASE. MANY MANY OF OUR DATABASES COME FROM EBSCO. AND THEY LIKE TO USE A PERMALINK, WHICH IS
AN OPTION ON THE ARTICLE RECORD IN THE RIGHT
COLUMN. AND I’LL SHOW YOU WHERE THAT IS IN A MOMENT. PROQUEST, THEY LIKE TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT,
AND, SO, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RECORD, YOU’LL SEE SOMETHING THAT’S CALLED DOCUMENT U.R.L., AND
YOU CAN COPY THAT. A COUPLE DATABASES ARE NICE TO US, SCIENCEDIRECT AND SAGE ARE EXAMPLES OF THESE. AND THOSE LET YOU JUST COPY THE ADDRESS IN
THE ADDRESS BAR JUST LIKE YOU WOULD IF YOU WENT
TO ANY WEB PAGE, YOU CAN JUST USE THAT ADDRESS IN
THE ADDRESS BAR. AND THEN OTHER DATABASES, FOR EXAMPLE, OVID
NURSING HAS AN OPTION WHERE YOU CAN E-MAIL 30 YOURSELF THE ARTICLE AND WHEN YOU TRY TO E-MAIL IT, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE THAT PERSISTENT LINK AND SHOW IT TO YOU SO THEN YOU CAN COPY
AND PASTE IT INTO A WORD DOCUMENT. NOW, JUST BE AWARE THAT ANY TIME YOU GET A PERSISTENT LINK OR A PERMALINK, IT WILL NEED
TO HAVE THAT. EZP.WALDENULIBRARY.ORG IN ORDER TO GET THE
FULL TEXT THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO IT. BUT IF YOU DO HAVE THE PERSISTENT LINK, YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO THAT INDIVIDUAL ARTICLE,
A WEEK FROM NOW, A MONTH FROM NOW, A YEAR FROM
NOW. SO I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO LOOK AGAIN HERE WE
ARE ON THE ARTICLE WE WERE LOOKING AT BEFORE, AND
HERE IN THE RIGHT COLUMN IS THAT PERMALINK, AND IF
I CLICK THAT, IT SHOULD OPEN UP THE PERMALINK, RIGHT
HERE AT THE TOP, AND IF YOU NOTICE, THIS PERMALINK
HERE IS NOT THE SAME LINK AS WHAT YOU SEE UP IN
THE ADDRESS BAR. WHAT’S UP IN THE ADDRESS BAR, IF YOU WERE
TO COPY THAT AND TRY TO USE THAT NEXT WEEK, IT WOULD
NOT WORK. BUT THIS LINK WILL WORK BECAUSE IT IS THE PERMALINK, SO YOU CAN SIMPLY COPY THAT AND
PASTE IT. 31 AND THAT LINK WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO THAT INDIVIDUAL ARTICLE IN THE FUTURE. HERE IS PROQUEST AND HERE IS A PROQUEST ARTICLE AND FOR THIS ONE, I JUST HAVE TO SCROLL ALL
THE WAY DOWN, AND HERE IT HAS THE DOCUMENT U.R.L., HIGHLIGHT, COPY, AND PASTE THAT ONE. SO THERE YOU HAVE SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU
CAN GET THAT PERSISTENT LINK. SO I’M GOING TO OPEN THINGS UP FOR QUESTIONS. AND IN JUST A MOMENT, I’M GOING TO GO ON MUTE
HERE SO THAT YOU CAN ASK YOUR QUESTIONS OR THINK
UP WHAT QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, BUT BEFORE
I DO THAT, I DO WANT TO SHOW YOU THAT WE DO HAVE
A GUIDE FOR THIS SESSION SO THERE IS AN INTERNET BASICS GUIDE AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE WEB ADDRESS, YOU’LL SEE THAT IT IS IN OUR LIBRARYGUIDES.WALDENU.EDU NETWORK AND THEN INDIVIDUAL PAGE IS CALLED INTERNET BASICS. AND THIS GUIDE IS GOING TO COVER WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT TODAY WITH SOME ADDED INFORMATION. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE RECOMMENDED BROWSER SETTINGS FOR THE LIBRARY, AND WE HAVE A LINK
TO THAT. I HAVE OUTLINED MORE PORTIONS OF A BROWSER,
SO YOU CAN LEARN MORE THERE. 32 THERE ARE ALSO INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEARING YOUR BROWSER HISTORY OR CACHE IN CASE YOU NEED
TO DO THAT. UNDER WEB ADDRESSES, I’VE GIVEN A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO READ A WEB ADDRESS,
SO YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT. AND ALSO ON OUR FULL-TEXT OPTIONS, WE DO HAVE SOME — I HAVE SOME PICTURES OF THE DIFFERENCES AND ALSO A LINK TO OUR P.D.F. HELP GUIDE. SO YOU CAN USE THIS GUIDE TO GET SOME MORE
HELP OR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT USING YOUR INTERNET BROWSER. AND I’M GOING TO COPY THIS AND I’M ACTUALLY
GOING TO GO TO THE CHAT AREA AND I’M GOING TO — OH,
AND IT LOOKS — MICHELLE’S ALREADY DONE IT, SO
THANK YOU, MICHELLE. SO GO AHEAD, OPEN UP THAT LINK ON YOUR COMPUTER AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY MARK IT AS A FAVORITE
OR BOOKMARK IT. SO, I CAN JUST CLICK MY — I’M IN INTERNET EXPLORER, I’LL CLICK MY FAVORITES, ADD TO FAVORITES, AND IT WILL BE ADDED RIGHT TO MY FAVORITES LIST. SO I CAN HAVE IT AT ANY TIME.
AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, NOW IS A GREAT 33 TIME TO JUST PUT THOSE QUESTIONS IN. AND I WILL START ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN JUST
A MOMENT. OKAY. THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT, YOU KNOW,
WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TO GET TO THIS PRESENTATION
LATER? AND, YES, YOU CAN. IN THE LIBRARY, WE DO HAVE A WEBINAR ARCHIVE,
SO IF YOU GO TO THE HELP AND GUIDES AREA AND
THEN WEBINARS, THERE’S GOING TO BE A LIST OF ALL
OF OUR WEBINARS AND THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE UNDER
LIBRARY SKILLS. AND THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO A RECORDING
OF THIS WEBINAR. NOW, I DON’T THINK THAT WE HAVE IT UP YET. BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE’VE DONE
THIS WEBINAR, BUT THIS WEBINAR WILL GO UP THIS
WEEK AND, SO, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GO LOOK AT IT AGAIN LATER ON. AND ONCE IT’S UP, YOU’LL HAVE A LINK TO THE RECORDING, WHICH WILL BE ON YouTube, BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A LINK RIGHT TO THE INTERNET
BASICS GUIDE AS WELL. OKAY.
I DO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SEARCHING FOR AN 34 ARTICLES FOR HOW TO SEARCH FOR ARTICLES. IF YOU NEED HELP WITH SEARCHING FOR ARTICLES,
WE DO HAVE ACTUALLY A GREAT WEBINAR CALLED “SEARCHING STRATEGIES,” AND THAT GOES IN-DEPTH ABOUT
HOW TO SEARCH FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY. IN THE LIBRARY, YOU WILL HAVE TO GO TO A DATABASE, SO, FOR EXAMPLE, GO TO A COLLECTION HERE,
SUBJECT COLLECTION, AND THEN YOU’LL SEE A LIST OF DATABASES AND THEN YOU’LL OPEN UP AN INDIVIDUAL DATABASE AND SEARCH THAT INDIVIDUAL DATABASE. AND I DO RECOMMEND THAT YOU GO TO EITHER THE SEARCHING STRATEGIES WEBINAR OR YOU CAN ALSO
LOOK AT SOME OF OUR GUIDES. WE DO HAVE A GUIDE DEVOTED TO KEYWORD SEARCHING, AND I CAN PULL THAT UP. AND THIS KEYWORD SEARCHING GUIDE IS REALLY HELPFUL. SO I CAN ACTUALLY COPY THE LINK THERE. AND SEND THAT OUT. OH, AND MICHELLE IS RIGHT THERE WITH THE SEARCHING STRATEGIES WEBINAR ARCHIVE. AND THEN HERE IS THE GUIDE THAT WILL SHOW
YOU HOW TO DO KEYWORD SEARCHING. AND ONE OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT KNOWING HOW
TO DO KEYWORD SEARCHING IS ONCE YOU ARE GOOD AT
KEYWORD 35 SEARCHING, THE SAME TECHNIQUES YOU USE TO
SEARCH LIBRARY DATABASES, MANY OF THOSE WILL WORK
IN GOOGLE, YaHOO!, BING, AND OTHER SEARCH ENGINES. SO YOU CAN BECOME MORE OF A PRECISION SEARCHER
OF THE INTERNET AS WELL AS BECOMING A PRECISION SEARCHER OF THE LIBRARY DATABASES. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE REALLY AREN’T ANY
MORE QUESTIONS TONIGHT. SO I’LL LET EVERYONE GO. AND IF YOU DO REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT YOU’D LIKE TO ASK, YOU CAN CERTAINLY
CONTACT A LIBRARIAN ON THE LIBRARY WEBSITE. YOU CAN CLICK THE ASK A LIBRARIAN OR ASK A LIBRARIAN UP HERE. AND E-MAIL OR CALL US. AND, SO, I ENCOURAGE YOU, IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS, LET US KNOW. WE’RE HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR RESEARCH QUESTIONS. AND GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE. AND HAPPY SEARCHING. THIS FILE IS BEING PROVIDED IN A ROUGH-DRAFT
FORMAT. COMMUNICATION ACCESS REALTIME TRANSLATION
(CART) IS PROVIDED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION
ACCESSIBILITY AND MAY NOT BE A TOTALLY VERBATIM RECORD 36 OF THE PROCEEDINGS.

13 Replies to “Internet Basics for Beginners”

  1. Darcey Mainwaring says:

    very helpful and easily explained

  2. keegan prue says:

    WOW THIS WAS GREAT I NOW KNOW THE INTERNET THANK YOU

  3. Thomas Coyle says:

    VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE THANKS, COULD NOT READ AS TEXT WAS TOO TINY AND BLURED WANTED TO ASK ASK IF I KNOW NAME AND ADDRESS AF SOMEONE HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS?

  4. Argyrian Gaming says:

    where is the space button again?

  5. Othon von Salza says:

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  7. ROCKY R Evans says:

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  8. K Walsh says:

    Thank you, this was informative/ helpful.

  9. Felix Ocanas says:

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  10. Felix Ocanas says:

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  11. Bon-naventure Nyuykonge says:

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  12. Ibrahim sorie Kargbo says:

    How to start using internet

  13. Robotron1988 says:

    Thank you for the information.

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