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How To Use The Web

Much information is in fact available on­line, but references to it involve complicated instructions regarding host names, logon passwords, terminal types and commands to type, sometimes needing the skilled interpretation of a network "guru". W3 replaces this with a point-and-click interface which anyone can use.

- Tim Berners-Lee, et al.; World-Wide Web: An Information Infrastructure for High­Energy Physics (select; January 1992.

The following sections provide basic information on browsers and surfing, a survey of directories and search engines, and a description of essential search techniques: