Software that allows you to view web pages.
The most common browser is Internet Explorer, which modeled itself on
New versions of the browsers come out regularly. Some web sites are so
complex that only the newest version of the browser will open them.
The newest (or latest) versions of Internet Explorer range from 5.1 to 6.0.
The newest (or latest) version of Netscape is 7.0.
This allows you to search the web for sites on different topics.
The most popular Search Engine is
The Home Page is the main page of a particular site. It tells you, often, how to
contact the person or group who produced the site.
Links are words that usually are underlined and often in a different color than
other words on a page.
A small hand appears on the screen when you move the cursor over the link.
When you click on the link, an hourglass takes the place of the hand.
The link takes you to another place on the World Wide Web.
To return from the link to your starting point, click on the Back Button, which is
located in the navigation toolbar.
To see the links that the librarians at the BCC Library have created for our
students, go to the Library Home Page:
For information about jobs, click on "Careers and Employment"
To read a newspaper from your native country, click on "Electronic newspapers and Journals"
For information about medical conditions, click on "Health and Medicine"
Now click on "Medline Plus"
If you speak Spanish, click on "Espanol" in the upper right corner.
Type your topic in the search box.
SCROLL DOWN or SCROLL UP
To move quickly up and down the page, put your cursor on the sidebar on the
right hand side, press down the left hand button of the mouse, and pull the
sidebar up or down.