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The Internet Community Library

Where Learning Begins | Who You Are
Who We Are | Learning Guides | Tips to Get Around
An Internet Philosophy: Our Roles and Responsibilities | Internet Policy

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Welcome To Your Library!

Where Learning Begins

The Internet Community Library is a place where learning begins. The Internet is the world at your fingertips. Our goal is to help you safely explore this world. This library is a family-safe place to discover the Internet.

This site is for everyone from beginners to learners who need information on how to find their way on the World Wide Web. Directions at this site will help anyone using a computer for the first time to someone learning how to search effectively. We will show you interesting Web sites, definitions of new computer words and tips on how to safely exploring the Internet.
A Tip Before You Begin
Whenever you see an underlined word or phrase, click on it if you want more information. You will jump to a definition in the Internet Dictionary, a topic on this page or another page. When you want to return to your current page, press the BACK key in your browser. Use the scroll bar or the up and down arrow keys to get back to where you started.
If this explanation is not clear, take our Computer Tour and our Internet Tour and learn how to get around.

Who You Are

People who have heard about the Internet and the World Wide Web are visiting us for the first time. These include children, families, teachers, business people, seniors and those who do not own a computer. Libraries, community centers and schools have computers to help them access the Internet. Visitors may only have a short time to discover what the World Wide Web can offer them.

Other people have been exploring the Internet, but have gotten lost in cyberspace trying to find information. They want to find what they need quickly.

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Who We Are

The Internet Community Library is a cyberspace place, meaning we only exist on the Internet. Our goal is to help these new visitors and experienced netizens find their way safely and quickly on the Internet and the World Wide Web.

The Internet Community Library is participating in the InfoPeople Project, which is supported by Library Services and Technology Act funding and administered by the California State Library. We exist because of their support and training. The Project helps libraries provide public access to the Internet throughout the state of California.

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Learning Guides

We created the following guides to help you find the information you need. You are currently on the Home Page.

Computer Tour

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Internet Tour

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Problem Solving Guide

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Other Guides

If you do not understand any of the computer words, we created an Internet Dictionary to provide you easy to understand definitions. The words are in alphabetical order.

If you want to find recommended Web sites to visit, we searched and found links for Parents & Teachers, Kids, Teens, Seniors, Business and Consumers.

Our Index provides an alphabetical listing and links to all of the Web pages on our site.

Contact Us provides you a way to e-mail us your comments, questions and suggestions.

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Tips to Get Around

Links

Once you enter our site from the opening page, every other Web page in The Internet Community Library links to every other page at our site.

Underlined words link to other locations on this page, to other pages or to a pop-up dictionary. If you want to know if you have visited a site at The Internet Community Library, remember this. Unvisited sites have a blue link. Once you select a site, the link turns red. Visited sites have a maroon link.

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Topic Headings

Underlined topic headings at the top of some Web pages link to different topics or locations on that page. Click on any of these underlined links to jump to that section of the page. Here is an example from this Home page.

Who We Are | Learning Guides | Tips to Get Around

Following each topic and at the bottom of each page, we provide links to let you return to the top of the page.

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Page Navigation

Click on Go back to the top of the page to return to the top of the current page. Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard or the scroll bar on the screen to your right to move from one section to the next or to the bottom of each page.

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The Internet Dictionary

Throughout our library, we linked words you may not know to the Internet Dictionary. Click on these underlined words to jump to the Internet Dictionary or pop-up a dictionary window. To make the pop-up window temporarily disappear, click anywhere on the main screen. To permanently close it, click on boxed X in the upper right hand corner of the pop-up window.

To navigate around the Internet Dictionary, click on the letter of a word you want to look up. You will jump to the page containing words beginning with that letter. Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard or the scroll bar on the screen to your right to take you to the word you need to find.

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Left Navigational Bar
    The left navigational bar contains links to guides:
  • Home Page
  • Computer Tour
  • Internet Tour
  • An Internet Dictionary
  • Problem Solving Guide
  • Index
  • Contact Us

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Right Navigational Bar
    The right navigational bar contains links to recommended Web sites.
  • Home Page
  • Parents & Teachers
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Seniors
  • Business
  • Consumers

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Home Page

The Home Page link appears at the top of either the left navigational bar or the right navigational bar.

The icon for the Home Page is different on every page. We used the icon representing the page you are on to link back to the Home page. Clicking on Home Page returns you to this page.

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An Internet Philosophy:

Our Roles and Responsibilities

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The Internet is changing the world. Information and access to that information will determine people's, communities' and nations' futures. The Internet stretches around the globe, but it does not reach everyone.

Many people of many nations need a way to get onto the Information Highway. They are broken down by the side of the road without a vehicle. This has to change if everyone is to gain access to the world's greatest source of information since books.

Support efforts in your communities to put computers and the Internet in the hands of the have-nots. The InfoPeople Project provides public access in libraries throughout California.

We are all constantly learning. Some of us are just further along the highway. Let us all take the time to help our fellow travelers along the way.


Our Internet Policy: To protect everyone's right to freedom of information, we do not monitor anyone's use of the Internet. We do not restrict the information or images you see. Your access to the Internet is your responsibility. We have no control over the accuracy, reliability, usefulness or quality of information you find on the Internet. We welcome your suggestions.

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Parent/Teacher Page
Parents & Teachers
Kid Page
Kids
Teen Page
Teens
Seniors Page
Seniors
Business Page
Business
Consumers Page
Consumers

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