MURL stands for My Universal Resource Locator.  A Universal Resource Locator is the address your browser uses to locate websites on the Internet.  Many of you store websites you visit frequently in bookmark or favorites folder. This is fine as far as it goes, but the weakness to this kind of storage is that one's resources are available only on the machine on which one has them stored.  Murl lets these be stored on the Internet itself, so they can be reached from any computer at which one happens to be working.  Clicking on the link to the left will brings you to websites I have collected through the years.  Return to the site, as I update those links regularly.

While at this site, why not create your own free MURL account.  the link to to this is on the left of that page.  While MURL is a free service, it offers users a chance to contribute to its maintenance.  If this service is one you enjoy, please consider sending Anton Olson a donation.
The number of web pages is well now well over 10,000,000,000.  Beginning Internet users frequently use a single search engine, perhaps the one associated with their browsers or a well known one like Yahoo.  NO search engine indexes the entire web, and all use different methods for locating information.  A thorough researcher uses multiple engines to receive the maximum result.  Clicking on the "search engines" link in the navigation bar,  takes one to a page with many search engines on it.
It's a jungle out there.  Frequently the Internet is called a "gold mine" of information.  One must remember, however, that most gold mines produce about 2% gold and 98% useless dirt.  The ratio of "gold" to "dirt" is probably a bit higher on the net, but one needs to have strategies for evaluating what one finds.  The Tutorial link leads to a page listing a number of different tutorials.  HUMBUL History Tutorial is especially pertinent.  But you can browse through these now and determine which of them fit your learning style and familiarity level.
Click for Search Engines
Click for Tutorials
Roger Williams University
Academic Year 2005-2006
Michael R. H. Swanson, Ph. D.
Office:  CAS 110
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