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  This section of the Train Station points to resources that are intended to help you get a leg up on the basics of the Internet, starting with dictionaries of Internet terms, general internet introductions then on to guides for downloading and using web browsers (including Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, and Opera), using Adobe Acrobat Reader, and FTP.
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DICTIONARIES

Glossary of Internet Terms
Good online glossary. Includes cross references for related terms.

NetLingo
Very comprehensive list of Internet related terms. Includes a handy Pocket Dictionary option that will leave a small floating window open for use while you surf the web.

INTRODUCTIONS TO INTERNET

PBS' Beginner's Guide to the Internet
An excellent starting place for beginners. Includes general information on starting out, as well as more detailed information on applications.

Common Internet File Formats
From Internet Literacy Consultants.
Descriptions of formats, and how to deal with them.

World Wide Web Workbook
Interactive tutorial including exercises on hypertext, graphics, hypergraphics, imagemaps, interactivity, and web exploration.

Finding Information on the Internet: a Tutorial
Excellent tutorial explaining how to systematically search the web effectively. It also tells how to not search, what not to do. From the University of California, Berkeley.

WEB BROWSERS: NETSCAPE

Netscape - Main Page
Find out more about Netscape's products.

Netscape - Download
Download the latest version of Netscape. The download can be from 8MB to 16MB, depending on the version selected.

Netscape Handbook: Answers to tough questions
If you already know how to use Netscape, this site will provide more detail on a variety of topics.

WEB BROWSERS: INTERNET EXPLORER

How to Empty Internet Explorer's Cache Folders
Step-by-step illustrated instructions on emptying Internet Explorer's cache.

Internet Explorer - Main Page
Find out more about Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer - Download
Download the latest version of Internet Explorer. The standard download can be 7.5 MB to 16MB, depending on which version selected.

IE Tutorial
Information about how to customize and configure Internet Explorer features

WEB BROWSERS: OPERA

Opera
Find out more about Opera.

Opera Download Page
A little over 1MB download. After thirty days, the current price is $35 per license copy.

ACROBAT READER

Download Acrobat Reader (free)

DOWNLOADING & UPLOADING FILES (FTP)

Uploading Files to Blue Skyways

Other tutorials for WS-FTP and Fetch
From the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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12/13/02
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