The Internet is a cooperatively-run collection of networks linking hundreds of millions of people at commercial, government, educational, and private networks around the globe. Because of this connectivity and diversity, the Internet is a vast resource for communication and information. The Internet grows rapidly--with streams of new services, information, and communication continuously introduced. This text gives you a launching point for learning about, exploring, and searching the Internet.
First, you'll need to get an idea what the Internet is and what you can do on it with an Internet orientation. You can then go through guides to using the Internet and find out about using the Internet.
A collection of Internet reference material gives you lists, indexes, and information repositories that point you to information about the Internet.
You can use tools for Internet exploring and browsing to see and hear what resides in the many sites of the Internet.
If you are looking for information about a particular subject, subject-oriented information and guides can point you in the right direction.
If you have a keyword in mind about information you are looking for, or if you are looking for a person or a machine at a particular institution or geographic region, you can use keyword-oriented searching tools. If you want to connect with people, you can use a variety of forums for synchronous and asynchronous communication.
If you want to learn the Internet and the Web through a series of lessons and assignments, see the tutorial.