Examples are Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer. Browsers are needed to look around on the web/internet.
Once you open a browser, you enter key words into a search engine to find information on the web. Common search engines are Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
A tool that stores articles, images or numbers and can be searched.
The first thing you see when you open a browser or the initial page for a website.
Link (or hyperlink)
A highlighted or underlined word or image on a web page that, when clicked, will take you to another web page.
URL (Web address)
The address for a website. Enter this address, and your browser goes to that specific website.
The address for a webpage (called a URL) can give good information about what might be found on that site, e.g., https://consortiumlibrary.org
https:// a web address often begins with this. The "s" indicates that it is a secure site where it would be safe to enter a password or credit card information
institution: this can be the full name or an abbreviation. The person or group who created the web page often works for this organization
domain: the six most common "top" level domains are: