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Peer Leader Navigators Cohort 9: Week 2 - Sept 27

Computer Terms

Browser

Examples are Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer. Browsers are needed to look around on the web/internet.

Search Engine

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.

Database

A tool that stores articles, images or numbers and can be searched.

Home Page

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.

Parts of a URL (web address)

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:

  •    .com (commercial)
  •    .edu (college or university)
  •    .gov (federal government)
  •    .org (organization, often non-profit)
  •    .mil (U.S. military)
  •    .net (network)

Websites You Can Trust

YouTube Videos

Rate the Website

Can you trust the website? This page gives some questions to ask about health-related websites.