Internet Resource Guide
smith-una at YALE.EDU
Sun May 9 21:14:29 CDT 1993
How to get
A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources
This document is a comprehensive guide to software and data archives,
electronic mailing lists and "newsgroups", and other services and
sources of information and networking of interest to biologists, plus
other documents published electronically on the Internet and elsewhere
that can help scientists navigate the Internet and enhance their own
research. Subscribers to electronic mailing lists would benefit
significantly from this guide, which is free and available via e-mail
A new version of A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources has been
released. The most current version of this 20-page guide can always
be found in various places on the Internet. Below are a few of them.
- In Usenet, look in sci.bio, sci.answers, or news.answers.
- Gopher to sunsite.unc.edu, and choose this sequence of menu items:
Browse All Sunsite Archives
Or, from one of the gophers offering other biology gophers by topic,
look for the menu item "Ecology and Evolution at UNC and Yale". There
you will find "A Biologist's Guide to Internet Resources" stored two
ways: as a single file, and nicely broken up into sections, thanks to
Rob Harper and his BIOBOX gopher archive.
- Use FTP to rtfm.mit.edu. Use the username "anonymous" and your e-mail
address as the password. Use the "cd" command to go to the
pub/usenet/news.answers/biology/ directory and use "get guide" to copy
the file to your computer. The file is actually stored as "guide.Z",
which is a compressed binary file, but if you specify "guide" it will be
uncompressed and translated to readable ASCII before it is transfered to
your computer. You can also use anonymous FTP to sunsite.unc.edu, where
this guide is stored as pub/academic/biology/ecology+evolution/FAQ.
- If all else fails, send e-mail to mail-server at rtfm.mit.edu with
the message "send usenet/news.answers/biology/guide". Because the
guide is nearly 2000 lines long, you will probably receive it in
several parts: save each part to a file, delete the e-mail headers,
and merge the files.
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