Guides for Using the Internet

Arrowhead Library System - Janesville, Wisconsin

Teach Yourself How to Navigate the Internet

Select any of the highlighted sites below for an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Beginner's Central - This online tutorial is aimed at the Internet "newbie."
Learn the Net - A step-by-step guide to learn how to explore the Internet.
Using Netscape - The program you're using now, called Netscape, is a tool to make effective use of the Internet. To find out how to use Netscape, as well as how to use the Internet itself, check out this excellent tutorial from the Burlington County (NJ) Public Library.
WebTeacher - A full menu of information, definitions and instructions for using the Internet.


Library Internet Training

Ask your librarian about hands-on training or Internet demonstrations at your library.


Explore the Internet through the Arrowhead Library System home page.

One of the easiest ways to get to know the Internet is through the ALS home page, which is duplicated and personalized for all Rock County public libraries. Below are a few of the hundreds of sites now linked from the home page. Click on the underlined words or phrases below to find these sites on the World Wide Web. Click on the "Back" button in the upper left hand corner of the screen's tool bar to return here after visiting a site. You may have to click several times.

Looking for something to read? Books - A million titles for sale at discount prices
Children's Literature Web Guide - An exhaustive resource for children's books, including recommended titles for children and young adults, awards, lists of movies and television shows based on children's books, and much more.

For more information about books, see: BOOKS AND BOOKLISTS

Rock County information online

 Beloit Turner School District | Janesville Craig High School ,
Janesville Parker High School | Janesville Public Schools | Milton School District | Milton High School
Beloit College | Blackhawk Technical College | University of Wisconsin-Rock County
Beloit Memorial Hospital

First Call
Click here for information about more than 1,300 community service programs, clubs and organizations throughout Rock County and the Stateline Area. Compiled by First Call, a program of United Way of North Rock County and Stateline United Way.

For other community and state resources, see: COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Taking care of business

Big Yellow - A directory of more than 16.5 million companies.
Hoover's Online - The Web's most comprehensive source of company homepages, plus hundreds of corporate job listing sites.

For more business sites, see: BUSINESS RESOURCES

Look here before you buy

Consumer World - More than 1,500 of the most useful consumer resources on the Internet.
Kelley Blue Book Official Guide -- Trading in your old car? Looking to buy a new or used car? Check here first.

For more consumer information, see: REFERENCE/CONSUMER INFORMATION

Find almost anyone, anywhere in the U.S.

Switchboard - A nationwide telephone directory of residence and business numbers.

For other ways to locate people and businesses, see: REFERENCE/DIRECTORIES

Going back to school?
Petersons' Education Center - Online to the Future - A comprehensive guide to colleges, universities, graduate study, study abroad, careers and
jobs, summer programs, vocational-technical schools, language study, financial aid, and much more. Whew!
Wisconsin Technical College System - This site is loaded with information about Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges and 300 career education programs, as well as application and financial aids forms. It also includes links to Wisconsin technical colleges, the University of Wisconsin System, community colleges, American colleges and universities, and international colleges.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Home Page - Teachers, parents, librarians, students -- there's something for everyone at this site.

For other education-related web sites, see: REFERENCE/EDUCATION

Financial facts

CNN Financial Network - Today's hot financial stories, market news and stock market info.
Sound Money - Minnesota Public Radio - Examines a range of financial issues from taxes to investments to planning.
For more information on finance and investments, see: REFERENCE/FINANCE

Questions? Anybody, anybody?

Internet Public Library Reference Center - Almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies online. An outstanding site.
MapQuest - Features Driving Directions, which calculates mileage and travel routes between cities in the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Measure 4 Measure - A wide variety of links to sites that estimate, calculate, evaluate and translate. Features an Affordability Analyzer, College Cost Projector, Relocation Salary Calculator, Currency Converter, and much more.

For a variety of reference information, see REFERENCE/GENERAL REFERENCE

Track bills, write your representative, keep in touch

Badger - The State of Wisconsin information resource, with links to state agencies, departments, University of Wisconsin campuses, as well as sources from other states and the federal government.

Library of Congress - Search access to the Library of Congress catalog, digitized documents of American cultural and historical significance, a guide to the U.S. Copyright office, and an expansive database of current legislative information.

The White House - Send e-mail to the president, tour the gardens, or search Executive Branch publications, press releases, and databases.

For all kinds of state and federal government information, see: GOVERNMENT

Looking for a job?

The Internet Online Career Center - One of the most comprehensive employment database and career information services on the Internet.
JobNet - Are you in the job market? Search the Wisconsin Job Service database and link to America's Job Bank.

For help with job-hunting or career-changing, see: JOBS AND CAREERS

Family Health

Family Village - A global community of resources and communication opportunities for persons with disabilities, their families and service providers.
HealthGate - A useful online source for health information. Includes drug information and patient education resources, including pediatric symptoms, adult symptoms and illnesses, surgery, sports injuries and a guide to medical tests.

For medical information, see: REFERENCE/MEDICINE

Entertainment tonight?

The Internet Movie Database -- Looking for a movie review? You'll find it here, along with plot summaries, movie quotes, filming location information, soundtrack details, and much more.

For all kinds of entertainment-related information, see: REFERENCE/MOVIES, TV & MUSIC

Click here to plan your next vacation

Microsoft Expedia - Research and reserve your travel plans online. Also features your destination's current news, weather and currency exchange rates. - Want to get away from it all but don't know where to go? The Find-a-Trip feature (in the Vacations category) will offer suggestions based on criteria selected by you.

For travel and vacation-planning, see: REFERENCE/TRAVEL

For the latest headlines and sports scores

CNN Interactive - Up-to-the-minute news from around the world.
Newspapers Accessible on the Internet -- Contains links to many of the ever-increasing number of newspapers on the Web throughout the world. Includes college newspapers and online-only news sites.
Sportsline USA - All the latest scores and sports news.

For up-to-the-minute news, see: NEWS, WEATHER & SPORTS

Fun for kids on the World Wide Web

The White House for Kids -- Take a tour with Socks, the White House cat, and learn about the history of the White House, biographies of all the presidents, White House kids, White House pets, and lots more. You can even write to the president!
You Can With Beakman and Jax -- Rated one of the top sites for children on the Internet, this interactive site offers lots of fun experiments and answers to many science questions.

For web sites of interest to children, see: KIDS PAGE

What is Arrowhead Library System, anyway?

About Arrowhead Library System - Look here for information on ALS member and affiliate libraries, hours, staff, trustees and the ALS annual report.



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