Internet Basics for Biologists

Andreas D. Baxevanis1, B. F. Francis Ouellette2

1 National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 2 Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Cell Biology
Unit Number:  Appendix 1H
DOI:  10.1002/0471143030.cba01hs09
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

With the explosion of sequence and structural information available to researchers, the field of bioinformatics is playing an increasingly large role in the study of fundamental biomedical problems. This information is generally available through the Internet and access to the World Wide Web. This unit provides an introduction to the internet–how it is organized, how you connect to it, using email and file transfer protocols, and finding your way around the Web.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Internet Basics
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Electronic Mail
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • The World Wide Web
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Literature Cited

Literature Cited
   Froehlich, F. and Kent, A. 1991. ARPANET, the Defense Data Network, and Internet. In Encyclopedia of Communications. Marcel Dekker, New York.
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   Kennedy, A.J. 1999. The Internet: Rough Guide 2000. Rough Guides, London.
   Krol, E. and Klopfenstein, B.C. 1996. The Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog. O'Reilly and Associates, Sebastopol, Calif.
   Lawrence, S. and Giles, C.L. 1998. Searching the World Wide Web. Science 280:98‐100.
   Quarterman, J. 1990. The Matrix: Computer Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide. Digital Press, Bedford, Mass.
   Rankin, B. 1996. Dr. Bob's Painless Guide to the Internet and Amazing Things You Can Do with E‐mail. No Starch Press, San Francisco.
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