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BrightPlanet: "Although it is designed as a marketing tool for a program 'for existing Web portals that need to provide targeted, comprehensive information to their site visitors,' its insight into the structure of the Web makes it worthwhile reading for all those involved in e-publishing."


CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research: "Here is some background to the early development of the World-Wide Web, a brief overview of its present state and an introduction to the concepts on which it is based."


Digital History: The Center for History and New Media has provided a free online version of "Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving and Presenting the Past on the Web", "a thorough introduction to the web for historians, teachers, students, archivists and museum curators who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium."


HTML Goodies: "The ultimate HTML resource, including basics about the New HTML5 Meter Markup Element."


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Internet Archive WayBack Machine: "The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has put the history of the World Wide Web in an archive that contains over 100 terabytes and 10 billion web pages archived from 1996 to the present. To start using the Wayback Machine to surf the web as it was, just type a URL (a web site address) into the search box, click the Take Me Back button, and start exploring the past."


Internet Detective: A Guide for Trainers and Teachers: "Internet Detective can be used to support teaching and training in all kinds of educational settings. We hope this page will give you some ideas for integrating the tutorial into your courses."


Internet Governance Forum: This is the official Web site of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), run by the IGF Secretariat. Its purpose is to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue. The site provides an interactive, collaborative space where all stakeholders can air their views and exchange ideas.


Internet Magazines: A list of available "e-zines" having to do with webmastering and web news.


JORUM: Jorum is a JISC-funded Service in Development in UK Further and Higher Education, to collect and share learning and teaching materials, allowing their reuse and repurposing. This free online repository service forms a key part of the JISC Information Environment, and is intended to become part of the wider landscape of repositories being developed institutionally, locally, regionally or across subject areas.


Libraries and the Web: The Web and the library aren't distinctly different things. This site by the Virginia Tech University Libraries introduces the idea that there is a middle-ground-the idea of the Library on the Web. Many libraries have Web sites which organize information and provide access to collections of quality resources and information that has been evaluated and organized. Although there is an increasing amount of information in this digital library, some information can only be found in print resources.


Pew Internet and American Life Project: This site's reports are based on research, surveys, and analysis conducted by their staff. "Use the search box at the top of every page to find the report or section of a report that interests you."


University of Chicago Internet User Guide: An excellent guide to the history of the internet, web searching techniques, and the invisible web directory.


Web Design From Scratch: Web designer and developer Ben Hunt is providing a complete guide to web design including a free e-book available in PDF. From his 10 years of experience Ben is sharing current style guides using the latest techniques in web design. "This site aims to help users understand the principles of creating great sites, offering some of the most important skills needed to do it successfully and repeatedly."


Web Developer's Virtual Library: Library containing various subjects for web developers.


Wikipedia: General Disclaimer: "WIKIPEDIA MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY. Wikipedia is an online open-content encyclopedia, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a common resource of human knowledge. Be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals who are knowledgeable in the particular areas of expertise necessary to provide complete, accurate or reliable information about any subject in Wikipedia."


World Summit on the Information Society: The WSIS has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The participants of the forum develop publications concerning critical issues about the Internet including new initiatives and ongoing projects concerning the future development of Internet implementation. Be sure to check the quick links page for additional websites on Information Societies.


World Wide Web Consortium: "The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding."


Guide to Effective Searching on the Internet: Deep Web, by Bright Planet, is an extensive guide to successful searching on the Internet.


Internet Tutorials: "A list of links to tutorials by university librarians that covers basic searching techniques on the web.


Roadmap 96: A FREE, 27 lesson Internet training workshop designed to teach new users how to travel around the rapidly expanding (and often-times confusing) "Information Superhighway" without getting lost."


Search the Internet: UC Berkeley Library Guide to links and helpful hints for searching the Internet. Sections include good places to start, "best" search engines, directories, searchable database directories and online tutorials.


U.C. Berkeley Internet Tutorial: "This tutorial presents the substance of the Internet Workshops (current schedule) offered year-round by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley."


Using The Internet: The Library at the University of Chicago has provided a tutorial on how to use the Internet. This guide focuses mainly on finding research resources.


Virtual Training Suite: Free Internet tutorials to help develop Internet research skills for University courses, these interactive, self-paced, tutorials take around an hour to complete. The totorials are arranged by Academic Subjects and are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK.


W3Schools: The world's largest web development site for free self-education in web design and application.


Web Style Guide: A thorough and accessible guide to Web design for developers around the world. Full-text of a textbook on web design.


Web Developer's Virtual Library Top 100 Popular Tutorials: A list of the most popular web development tutorials of the Web Developer's Virtual Library.


Web Developer's Virtual Library: Tutorials for Web Developers: "A free encyclopedia of Java, HTML, JavaScript, cgi, DHTML, XML, Perl, web design and tutorials and resources."


Web Evaluation:


Evaluating Internet Information: The Virginia Tech Library has included a very simple chart that gives brief evaluation criteria that must be used when citing a quality information web site for research purposes. Modified with permission from Susan Beck, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources Evaluation Criteria.


Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages: "The Cornell University Library has provided a Web Evaluation Chart prepared by Jim Kapoun, Instructional Librarian at Southwest State University."


Good, The Bad and The Ugly, or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources: A guide on how to judge a website and decide if it is legitimate by Susan E. Beck, Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Services Department New Mexico State University Library.


Thinking Critically about WWW Resources: A critical guide prepared by Esther Grassian, Librarian at the UCLA College Library. She offers advice for choosing appropriate sites for research purposes, including some tips to consider when selecting Web sources such as Content, Evaluation, Source, Date, and Structure.


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