Internet Resource Guide

Una Smith 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
(see below).

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:

        Sunsite Archives
                Browse All Sunsite Archives
                        academic
                                biology
                                        ecology+evolution

      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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