The Web is a great place to search for just about anything, share
with people who have common interests through discussion groups called Listservs or
Mailinglists, and make purchases. Best of all, you can do all this while still in your
New to searches? Try these first
|Webhound This site offers basic information on how to use, and search, the
web. It includes instructions on how to use search engines and offers hands on practice.|
|How To Search The
Web Descriptions of many of the individual search
engines and how they differ.|
- SEARCH ENGINES
Web searches can be done using Search
Engines. There are many,and each is set up differently.
This is just a partial list - new ones are coming on
line all the time!
Health Related Searches
- Subject Specific Searches
CITING FROM THE INTERNET
Once you find what you are looking for, here are sites to help
you reference your sources.
Lists are topic related discussion groups you
participate in through email.You enroll, or subscribe, and then receive daily
email that is meant for all members. Some groups are very active and generate a great deal
Lists offer an opportunity to meet and share with
others who have similar interests. Members typically ask questions and share experiences.
Finding Lists For
a Particular Subject
- There are several resources listed in Nursing and Health Care Resources, Nurses Call, and here
on my site, that offer lists of lists, including ones that are health related and
condition specific (for example AIDS, Pain, etc.). In addition, the following sites let
you search for a mailing list on just about any subject.
Each list has an address to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to. This
is NOT the address you use for communicating with members once you join -
you will be sent that information when you are sent enrollment conformation.
Remember Save it!
- Note that when you send mail to a listserv it is only read by a
computer. Therefore when you subscribe, unsubscribe, or in some way change your
subscription you need to use the correct computers address, otherwise all the list members
read your request, but nothing gets changed!
How to Subscribe
- Use your Email program and follow the directions below to sign up.
Remember, each list will generate mail every day!
- FROM THE COMPOSE MENU:
In the To: section type in the given email
address. Be exact in the spelling, punctuation and spacing. Some addresses are case
sensitive too. Put nothing on the subject line! This is a common reason for subscriptions
getting bounced back. Instead, scroll down to the message section and type in the
instructions exactly as given for the list you select.
- Send the E-Mail.
- Check back later for conformation that you are a subscriber to the
list. If you were successful, you will receive a welcoming note with important
instructions. SAVE THIS! Make note
of the email address needed to correspond with the other members of the List. Remember,
this is NOT the same address you use to subscribe or unsubscribe.
- You will start receiving messages on your e-mail account from
other members. These are general messages which are intended to be read by all members.
- To reply to a message, select reply from the menu of the email
program you are using. It is not necessary to send back the entire message you are
replying to - edit it down to just the heart of the material.
- Please remember to unsubscribe to each list you join, when you no
longer plan on reading the mail from them.
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