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HOLLIN HALL COMPUTER LAB

Web links discussed in the April '04 Meeting

 

 

WEB DIRECTORY

 

 

Category

URL/address

Description

Instructional/Resource

http://livinginternet.com

Lessons on the entire Internet

 

 

www.seniornet.org

 

Another site for seniors to learn

 

www.whatis.com

A free online encyclopedia of technology terms.

 

www.cnet.com

Offers in-depth reviews of computer hardware, downloads, and tech news.

 

www.zdnet.com

Another tech resource like cnet

Informational/subscription

www.tourbus.com

Two experts share their knowledge of the Web

 

www.britannica.com

The Encyclopedia Britannica’s Web site; includes all of the articles in the encyclopedia and an Internet Guide.

 

www.aarp.org

AARP’s web site

 

www.thirdage.com

Site for health, finance, and living for seniors

Greeting Cards to E-mail

www.bluemountain.com

Free cards you can send with sound and animation

 

www.hallmark.com

Hallmark cards

Government information

www.firstgov.gov

Good site to find links to all other Federal, State and local government

 

www.co.fairfax.va.us

Home site of the County

 

 

www.ssa.gov/women

Social Security information of interest to women

 

www.lwv-fairfax.org

League of Women Voters of Fairfax County; up-to-date information with good government links.

 

www.BenefitsCheckUp.com

Site that can help determine eligibility for government programs

Maps

www.mapquest.com

Can get maps to print out with driving directions

 

www.byways.org

Best scenic drives

Search Engines

www.Altavista.com

Powerful search engine with huge database.

 

www.yahoo.com

Search engine and portal site that allows you to set up a free E-mail account.

 

www.google.com

A “popularity” search engine; sorts the hits based on how popular they are.

 

www.askjeeves.com

 

Search engine that allows you to type a question and get answers that lead you to useful sites.

Shopping

www.safeshopping.org

A primer for online shopping, asking questions that you need to answer before you purchase anything online.

 

www.bbb.org/library/shoponline.asp

The Better Business Bureau’s free “Safely Shopping Online” report

 

www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm

US Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Protection Web site

 

www.kbb.com

Kelly Blue Book for auto prices

Home

www.bettycrocker.com

Recipes

 

www.marthastewart.com

Just what it sounds like.

 

www.gardenweb.com

Gardening information

Travel

www.expedia.com

Good for all sorts of travel information and reservations

 

www.americanair.com

American Airlines Web site; other airlines will have their own sites, also

Newspapers

www.washingtonpost.com

The Post’s Web site; other newspapers will have sites, also. Some may require subscription fees.

Health

www.nih.gov

Good starting site for information from Medline and other sources

 

http://www.seniornavigator.com/

Fairfax County site for information about health and other services for seniors

 

 

 

To help remember useful Web sites, here’s how to create your own Web directory using Microsoft Word.

v    Open a new document in Word.

v    Select “Table” from the menu and “insert” table.

v    Create a three or more column table and create about ten rows; you can add rows as needed (Go to Table, Insert)

v    Word automatically makes the URL you type into a hyperlink so that when you click on it while you are online, the site will open in your browser.

v     The above table is an example of what you can store in your Web directory.

 

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