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H-Net Guide to WWW info & sites May 23, 1995


[H-Net would like to keep this Guide updated. Please send your suggestions to H-Net@uicvm.uic.edu]

WWW INFO. WWW = World Wide Web = addresses on the Internet with graphics & text.

  1. Netscape is the viewer of choice. Mosaic is considered a bit

    behind the times.

  2. Commercial services, like Prodigy and America On-Line now have

    their own web browsers. You can use them from your home machine (service costs about $15/month, with no additional phone charges.)

  3. "Lynx" is a non-graphics text-based www browser at many campuses.

    from the base prompt type LYNX.

    1. LYNX COMMANDS in WWW: -- press space for next page --

      Arrow keys: Up and Down to move.

      Right to follow a link; Left to go back. O)ther cmds H)elp G)oto P)rint M)ain screen Search: / o)ptions Q)uit to email yourself a document: P for print

WWW sites of interest to humanists:

  1. YAHOO: http://www.yahoo.com

    the most useful site, covering nearly all the WWW. updated daily (over 30,000 sites)

  2. Lynn Nelson & the folks at U Kansas have put together a wonderful

    guide to history sources. You select the item you want, click, and connect direct to it. Use LYNX or WWW

       http://history.cc.ukans.edu/history/WWW_history_main.htm
       excellent guide to worldwide history sources (based at U Kansas)
       * 1492 Exhibition*
       * AAS: American Antiquarian Society (US)
       * ABAA: The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
         (Catalogue Seaches by Speciality (US)
       * ABZU: The Ancient Near East (US)
       * Academe This Week
       * African-American Mosaic (US)
       * African Art Graphics Files* (US)
            etc etc
    3. http://www.culture.fr
       The French Ministry of Culture WWW homepage offers a
       remarkable starting point for anyone wishing to learn about
       France or Cyberspace in general, with an ambitious plan for
       future expansion and an already - extraordinary collection
       of online images.
    4. HTTP://www.usask.ca           = U Saskatchewan

5. Assoc Asian Studies: http://www.easc.indiana.edu/~aas 6. Houghton Mifflin publishers: http://www.hmco.com 7. http://www.virginia.edu/ U of Virginia 8. other Recommended Internet Destinations for Historians

       The following sample internet destinations were recommended by
       various H-Net list members. (H-Teach 4/8/95)
                      WEB SITES:
    1. Association for History and Computing, Groningen, the
       Netherlands:  http://grid.let.rug.nl/ahc/
    2. Cardiff's Movie Database:
       http://www.cm.cf.ac.uk/Movies/moviequery.html

3. Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.merit.edu 4. Demography statistics: http://opr.princeton.edu (link to data

archive through European Fertility Project) 5. Global Network Navigator (commercial, but useful):

http://gnn.com/gnn/gnn.html
6. Higher Ed Web Pages List (over 1000 university web page

locations): http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html 7. IHR-Info (Institute for Historical Research), London:

ihr.sas.ac.uk:8080/ihr/ihr0101.html 8. International Affairs Resources:

http://www.pit.edu/~ian/ianres.html 9. Mississippi State -- historic documents, esp Latin America:

http://www.msstate.edu/Archives/History/index.html 10. Ohio State History Home Page:

http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/humanities/history/histdep.html 11. United Nations Development Databases: http://www.undp.org 12. World History Standards Debate:

http://neal.ctstateu.edu/history/world_history/archives/stndrds.html

13. H-Net web page? --not yet folks



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