This Web page is an electronic companion to Chapter 10 of the book Learning
to Use the Internet, by Ernest
C. Ackermann . It contains links to the Internet resources, sites,
and services mentioned in the chapter. Using this you can access them directly,
without typing the long addresses or URLs for each item. Please send any
comments, questions or suggestions to Ernest Ackermann. For orders or requests for examination copies contact the publisher
You may also want to look at Searching
and Researching on the World Wide Web
Chapter 10 WAIS: Searching Databases on the Internet
If you don't have a WAIS client on your system you can use WAIS by choosing
from the following methods. All of these aren't always available.
It seems that Telnet access to WAIS clients is getting to be very scarce
Here is one to try --
WAIS databases are also available throgh Gopher ...
Example 10.1 WAIS Searching Several Databases with SWAIS using Telnet
Example 10.2 Using Gopher to Access WAIS
There are lots of sites on the Internet that give access to WAIS through
Gopher. For this example we're using the server at Arizona State University.
Sources of Information about WAIS
Some other places you may want to visit
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