|Module 5: Finding Web Sites|
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There are a number of ways to find information on the Internet. One possibility is to go directly to the Web address, also known as the URL, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator. With this information, you can go directly to that site, without searching or browsing for it. The URL for the page you are viewing is /Tutorial/mod5p1.htm. You should see it displayed in the Address Bar beneath the browser buttons at the top of your screen.
To go to another page for which you know the URL, you need only type the URL in the address bar and press "Enter" or click "Go." In most browsers, you need not type the http:// part of the URL, and the browser will assume that is what you mean. After this part, many Web addresses begin with "www" which stands for World Wide Web, but they do not always.
Amazon.com and Mapquest are two popular Web sites with easy to remember URLs. Try using www.amazon.com or mapquest.com in the address bar to practice visiting a known site. Then use your browser's back button to return to this page.
For more detailed information about URLs, view the Wikipedia article on the subject.
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