An Introduction to Research
What is the Internet?
A huge network that can connect
computers all over the world.
Uses a phone line or broadband
access to connect
Has a huge quantity of information
Has information on just about any
Also called the World Wide Web
How the Internet Can Help You
You can find information quickly
You can use the information in
The information is usually up-to-
How do I Find Information?
Specific URL or Web Page
These allow you to search for a topic
on the Internet
Type in your topic in the search box
and click enter or GO
Gives you a list of Internet sites
related to your topic
Just click on the site that you
Ask Jeeves Kids
Librarians’ Internet Index
The URL or IP Address is the web
address of the information.
Begins with http://
Type it into the address bar from any
page on the Internet & press enter.
Takes you to one web page or web
Every web page or site has a URL
just like every house has an address.
This is the screen you see on the
computer that gives you the
information on your topic.
Information can be in pictures, text,
sound, video, etc.
Every web page is different.
Web pages are created by all kinds
of people—even you can create one.
Each web page has its own URL.
Web sites are groups of web pages
that are written by the same people
or group of people.
They are all about the same topic.
They are linked together so that you
can click back and forth between
It is these links that makes up the
Surfing the Net
This is a term used when you are going
from web page to web page or from web
site to web site trying to find information.
Some people surf for information.
Some people surf for fun.
Web pages are linked to each other or to
other web pages.
You just click on the link to go to a new
page or site.
Never use the internet without an adult’s
Never use your whole name, address, or
phone number on the internet.
Never type in the name of your school,
city, and state.
If you see something that you feel is bad
or makes you uncomfortable, tell an adult.